Provides an overview of the structure and function of the retina and its relationship to the pigment epithelium, choroid and vitreous. Describes the major vitreoretinal disorders and appropriate diagnostic methods and treatment principles.
This major revision of section 12 features two new chapters; one on retinovascular disease associated with cardiovascular disease and the other on retinal toxicities of systemic medications. Other changes include updates on the management of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and venous occlusive disease. An emphasis on imaging is demonstrated in the new edition with more than 175 new or replacement images, and ten new surgical videos to illustrate common vitreoretinal procedures. Both print and eBook users have access to the videos.
Separate chapters are devoted to age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity, including the latest imaging techniques and choroidal detail. Selected therapeutic topics include laser therapy and vitreoretinal surgery.
Upon completion of Section 12, readers should be able to:
• Select appropriate methods of examination and ancillary studies for the diagnosis of vitreoretinal disorders
• Describe the principles of medical and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal disorders
• Incorporate data from major prospective clinical trials in the management of selected vitreoretinal disorders
Major revision: 2015-2016
Section chair: Colin A. McCannel, MD