Written by the foremost authorities from around the world, this full-color text describes and thoroughly illustrates state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities for macular disorders. Coverage begins with contemporary techniques for evaluation of the macula, including optical coherence tomography, microperimetry, and the multifocal electroretinogram. This title chapters on outpatient and medical therapies cover laser treatment, intravitreal triamcinolone, and use of photodynamic therapy, transpupillary thermotherapy, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs, and antioxidants for age-related macular degeneration. Internationally acclaimed experts describe surgeries for epiretinal membrane, vitreomacular traction syndrome, idiopathic macular hole, choroidal neovascularization, diabetic macular edema, myopic foveoschisis, and retinal vein occlusion.
A DVD accompanying this book contains videos of eleven surgical procedures: epiretinal membrane removal; macular hole surgery with trypan blue and indocyanine green staining; macular hole surgery with internal limiting membrane removal using triamcinolone; surgical removal of choroidal neovascular membrane (submacular surgery) limited macular translocation macular translocation with 360-degree retinotomy; surgery for diabetic macular edema; surgery for myopic foveoschisis; radial optic neurotomy for central retinal vein occlusion; arteriovenous sheathotomy for branch retinal vein occlusion; and, 25-gauge transconjunctival standard vitrectomy for macular pucker.