New text on age-related macular degeneration.
Article Type: Brief review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Pub Date: 08/01/2011
Publication: Name: Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 American Foundation for the Blind ISSN: 0145-482X
Issue: Date: August, 2011 Source Volume: 105 Source Issue: 8
Topic: NamedWork: Age-related Macular Degeneration Diagnosis and Treatment (Textbook)
Persons: Reviewee: Ho, Allen C.; Regillo, Carl D.
Accession Number: 265870256
Full Text: A new textbook on age-related macular degeneration is expected to be released on August l, 2011. Age-related Macular Degeneration Diagnosis and Treatment is edited by Allen C. Ho and Carl D. Regillo, from Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Described as covering the latest therapies and treatments developed in the last few years, the text is concise yet highly illustrated and practical and is designed to guide clinicians through diagnosis and treatment of the leading cause of blindness in older Americans. Retina specialists, general eye care professionals, vision scientists, and those training in these areas will appreciate this update on the current understanding of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), pathophysiology, the use of diagnostic tests, and the management of both non-neovascular and neovascular AMD. It also explores potential treatment options that are now under investigation in clinical trials, and discusses the medical economics and societal impact of AMD. The 250-page hardcover book is available for a cost of $99. For more information, contact: Springer, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013; phone: 212-460-1500; e-mail: ; web site: .
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