Media Type : Textbook with On-line text and image bank (requires activation)
Synopsis : The second edition of Macular Surgery is a well-written, comprehensive, and current review of macular diseases as well as their clinical and surgical management. The editors and contributors, a distinguished group of vitreoretinal experts from around the globe, provide invaluable insights regarding the historical approaches, basic science, clinical trials, along with proven treatments and surgical techniques for the management of macular diseases. The text is enhanced by high quality clinical images, clear illustrations, and concise drawings, along with access to a fully searchable on-line text and image bank.
Target Audience : Vitreoretinal surgeons, general ophthalmologists, fellows, and residents
Review : Advances in surgical instrumentation, ocular imaging and new pharmacotherapies have revolutionized the vitreoretinal field in recent years. These advances, in addition to the historical and standard approaches used in the management and treatment of macular diseases, are extensively reviewed in the second edition of Macular Surgery . The book is divided into 12 sections, with contributions from a distinguished group of vitreoretinal experts from around the globe, and provides a completely rewritten, comprehensive, and current review of macular diseases. Included are high quality clinical images, clear illustrations, and concise drawings, along with access to a fully searchable on-line text and image bank that complement the text. While one would expect such a book to discuss surgical techniques, ocular imaging, and perhaps even the anatomy and pathophysiology associated with surgically managing macular diseases, Macular Surgery goes further. An entire section is devoted to age-related macular degeneration, exhaustively discussing topics such as genetics, radiotherapy, the role of steroids and laser, and even the implications of off-label use of medications. This is in addition to the more traditional topic of the various anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) agents used in clinically managing the disease. Another section focusing on pediatrics, trauma, and infectious diseases of the macula adds information not typically included in surgical review books. The final section entitled “Frontiers in Macular Surgery” touches on newer topics such as autologous transplantation of the retinal pigment epithelium and choroid, gene therapy, and artificial vision. This book is ideal for the general ophthalmologist, vitreoretinal surgeon, and trainee alike. Macular Surgery may be read cover-to-cover or simply used as an exhaustive and current reference guide for addressing specific questions related to macular diseases. Drs Quiroz-Mercado, Kerrison, and colleagues are to be commended for this in-depth and easy-to-read addition to the current literature.