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Retinal Degenerations

Joyce Tombran-Tink

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ISBN 10: 1588296202 / ISBN 13: 9781588296207
Published by Springer-Verlag Gmbh Apr 2007, 2007
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Neuware - This book presents new and noteworthy research into retinal diseases. It focuses on what we currently know about the environment, genetics and mechanisms that lead to retinal degenerations, new diagnostics, and innovative therapeutic modalities to preserve vision. Written by renowned scientific investigators, this innovative collection of treatment strategies and technological discoveries allows for the realistic translation of research into practice. In Retinal Degenerations: Biology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics, editors Joyce Tombran-Tink and Colin Barnstable present new and noteworthy research into retinal diseases. Written by renowned scientific investigators, this innovative collection of treatment strategies and technological discoveries allows for the realistic translation of research into practice. Following an exciting preface describing the diagnosis and treatment of retinal degenerations from antiquity to the modern era, this four-part volume begins with thought-provoking portraits of the reality of life with retinal degenerations, as experienced by sufferers of the disease. In Part II, researchers and practitioners examine seven different retinal diseases, including: age-related macular degeneration, Leber Congenital Amaurosis, Macular Degeneration, Stargardt Disease, X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis, Usher Syndrome, and Retinitis Pigmentosa. Part III discusses our current understanding of the underlying mechanisms of retinal degeneration, and in Part IV, the challenges of therapeutic strategies for retinal degenerative diseases are emphasized as researchers discuss cutting-edge treatments. Retinal Degenerations: Biology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics brings the scientific community to the frontline of research into diseases of the retina and challenges scientists in academia and the pharmaceutical industry to develop innovative strategies for the translation of investigative research into viable therapeutics. 466 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9781588296207

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Title: Retinal Degenerations

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Gmbh Apr 2007

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Buch

Book Condition:Neu

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This book presents new and noteworthy research into retinal diseases.

It focuses on what we currently know about the environment, genetics and mechanisms that lead to retinal degenerations, new diagnostics, and innovative therapeutic modalities to preserve vision. Written by renowned scientific investigators, this innovative collection of treatment strategies and technological discoveries allows for the realistic translation of research into practice.

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"This book is a comprehensive review of the retinal degenerations, focusing particularly on a range of macular degenerations and the inherited retinal dystrophies. ... is essential reading for even the experienced low vision clinician and anyone wishing to understand the difficulties faced by patients who are diagnosed with sight-threatening retinal conditions. ... will be of interest to research groups. ... This is a valuable book and is essential for low vision clinicians. I recommend it to any optometrist with a particular interest in retinal disease." (Michael Kalloniatis, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, Issue 91, November, 2008)

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