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Diabetic Retinopathy: The Essentials is written for general ophthalmologists and optometrists as well as family practitioners, diabetologists, and internists who encounter diabetic patients on a daily basis. It focuses on the diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy from the point of view of the retinal specialist.
The book begins with the epidemiology, anatomy, and pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy, and then covers important topics such as classification issues, diagnostic testing, examination techniques, new treatment modalities, patient management, indications for vitrectomy, pregnancy concerns, and informed consent. Coverage includes both general medical issues in diabetes and specifically ophthalmologic concerns. Features include more than 200 full-color photographs, case studies, and algorithms for patient management.
A companion website includes the full text online and an image bank.
1: Epidemiology 2: Pathophysiology of Diabetes 3: National Clinical Trials and Classification 4: Diagnostic Testing 5: Examination of the Diabetic Patient 6: New Treatment Modalities 7: Management of Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy 8: Management of Clinically Significant Macular Edema or Diabetic Macular Edema 9: Management of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy 10: Indications for Vitrectomy 11: Diabetes in Pregnancy 12: Complications 13: Diabetes and Glaucoma 14: Informed Consent 15: Guidelines for Nursing Staff and Medical Assistants Appendix A: Photo Atlas of OCT and Diabetic Retinopathy Appendix B: Medical Equipment and Supplies Appendix C: Diabetic Recipes