Retinal Pharmacotherapy is the first comprehensive book devoted to pharmacologic agents and their rationale and mechanisms of action in selected retinal and uveitic diseases. Drs. Quan Dong Nguyen, Eduardo Buchele Rodrigues, Michel Eid Farah, and William F. Mieler lead an international team of expert contributors to present up-to-date knowledge of new drugs on the market, the science behind the drugs, evidence of how the drugs work, and the reasons why they are effective or not. This user-friendly, all-in-one reference provides you with easy access to practical information on the effective and appropriate use of pharmacologic agents in the management of retinal diseases.
- Covers all new and existing retinal drugs to keep you current in this expanding area of the treatment of retinal diseases.
- Discusses the background behind retinal drugs and the various pathways of how they work so you can make thoroughly informed clinical decisions.
- Presents 400 color photographs and line drawings that illustrate disease appearance before and after treatment and clarify difficult key concepts.
- Features contributors from Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia for an international approach.
- Identifies and emphasizes key points clearly in each chapter to improve comprehension and make finding information easier.
1 Evolving Knowledge in Pharmacologic
Section 1: Basic Sciences in Retina
2 Retinal Anatomy and Pathology
3 Retinal Biochemistry, Physiology and
4 Ocular Angiogenesis: Vascular Endothelial
Growth Factor and Other Factors
5 Ocular Immunity and Inflammation
6 Complement Activation and Inhibition in
7 Genetics of Retinal Disease
Section 2: Animal Models and Routes for
Retinal Drug Delivery
8 Vitamins and Supplements for Age-Related
9 Ocular Pharmacokinetic, Drug Bioavailability and Intraocular Drug Delivery Systems
0 Routes for Drug Delivery to the Eye and Retina: Intravitreal Injections and Vitrectomy
11 Routes for Drug Delivery: Topical, Transscleral, Suprachoroidal, and Intravitreal
12 Routes for Drug Delivery: Sustained-Release
13 Microspheres and Nanotechnology for
14 Thermo-sensitive Hydrogels
15 Retina and Ocular Toxicity to Ocular Application
16 Retinal Toxicity of Systemic and Topical
Section 3: Retinal Diseases Amenable to Pharmacotherapy
17 Non-neovascular Age-Related Macular
18 Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration
19 Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic
20 Retinal Vein Occlusion
21 Retinal Detachment and Proliferative
22 Posterior Uveitis
23 Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary
to Inflammation, Infection, and Myopia
24 Ocular Infection: Endophthalmitis
25 Retinopathy of Prematurity
26 Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia
27 Neovascular Glaucoma
28 Retinal Hereditary and Degenerative /
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- 26th February 2010
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