DIAGNOSTIC ATLAS OF RETINAL DISEASES

Book Series: Ophthalmology: Current and Future Developments

FOREWORD

Drs. Torres, Garcia, Gordon and Kon deliver a very useful and practical work that contains, in this volume, a collection of images of retinal vascular diseases and macular diseases. The editors have recruited a vast array of retina specialists from four continents to write the different chapters that constitute this volume. 

The chapters are structured in such a way that the reader may easily find pearls about the diagnosis, differential and treatment, accompanied by beautiful pictures using different imaging modalities.  Our subspecialty has had tremendous advances in recent years regarding diagnostic imaging, and I'm sure ophthalmologists and residents will find this compilation really useful and enjoyable.  

Hugo Quiroz-Mercado
Director, Research Department,
Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en Mexico,
Mexico City,
Mexico.
&
Professor of Ophthalmology,
University of Colorado,

Denver,
USA
E-mail: hugoquiroz@yahoo.com

PREFACE

We are honored to contribute to the information and education of ophthalmology students around the world. We have attempted to distill the current knowledge of medical practice and basic science retina research into a diagnostic atlas of retinal diseases. This is a quick-reference atlas eBook of the retina, edited by specialists in the field, essential to any practicing ophthalmologist or resident who has more than a passing interest in diseases and treatment of the retina.

This e-book includes contributors from Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, United States, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Costa Rica and Peru. It is divided into three volumes: Volume I, retinal vascular diseases, choroidal neovascularization related diseases, vitreomacular interface, and other macular disorders; Volume II, traumatic retinopathies, diseases of vitreous, peripheral degenerations, retinal detachment, pediatric retinal diseases, and retinal dystrophies; and Volume III, posterior uveitis, tumors of the retina, and choroid. 

This diagnostic atlas eBook of retinal diseases contains full-color, high quality images of the most frequent retinal pathologies with a brief and comprehensive review of retinal diseases. Each chapter includes essentials of diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment. The format is concise, well organized, and didactic, without being exhaustive.

We hope and expect that our atlas of retina will facilitate in providing patients with the best possible care.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

We would like to express our gratitude to Judy Soriano, who provided support with english composition and edition.

To our friends and colleagues without whose contribution would not have been possible to realize this project.

We also want to thank the staff of Bentham Science for their help and support and give us the opportunity to publish this eBook.

DEDICATION

This e-book is specially dedicated to Guillermo Manuel Gordon, MD. He inspired us to always work hard and try our best. He was a friend and a recognized ophthalmologist of Rosario-Argentina, who died on May 2nd, 2015.

Mitzy E. Torres Soriano 
Centro de la Visión Gordon Manavella,       Clínica de Ojos "Dr. Carlos Ferroni"
Rosario, Santa Fe
Argentina

Maximiliano Gordon
Centro de la Visión Gordon Manavella,
Rosario, Santa Fe
Argentina

Gerardo García Aguirre
Retina Department,
Asociaión para Evitar la Ceguera en Mexico,
Mexico City,
Mexico

Veronica Kon Graversen
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Chapel Hill, NC,
USA