Emerging Technologies in Retinal Diseases
Retina is a continuously advancing field. As new technologies are being introduced at a rapid pace, keeping up with these changes is a major imperative throughout the retinal specialist's career. As new diagnostic instruments and lasers are introduced, the retinal specialist must learn their intricacies as one begins to apply them to treatment of various vitreoretinal diseases. The adoption of new technology brings with it the need to learn new skills and develop new treatment algorithms. In this challenging intellectual environment, this book "Emerging Technologies in Retinal Diseases" brings together a distinguished group of experts from across the globe and provides a comprehensive text combined with integrated visual reference, in the form of black and white and colored figures. The book contains 16 chapters which present various aspects of retinal imaging with adaptive optics, functional retinal imaging, fundus autofluorescence imaging, high-speed optical coherence tomography, three-dimensional retinal imaging, microperimetry, multifocal electroretino¬graphy, and automated drusen analysis. Apart from it, pattern scan laser retinal photocoagulation system, wide-angle viewing systems and an improved understanding of vitreous cutting has also been presented. Furthermore, emerging technologies in the assessment central serous chorioretino¬pathy and posterior uveitis, management of intraocular tumors and current concepts in artificial vision have also been included.An attempt has been made to present emerging technologies in retinal diseases in a lucid, authoritative and well-illustrated manner. The value of this book lays in the quality and expertise of the text chapter contributors.This book is intended for the experienced ophthalmologists, postgraduates as well as those in training. It provides an understanding of the emerging technologies in various vitreoretinal disorders so important to the everyday practice.