Ophthalmology and the Ageing Society


ISBN: 978-3-642-36323-8 (Print) 978-3-642-36324-5 (Online)
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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. Book Chapter

    Pages 1-9

    Ophthalmic Disease in the Ageing Society

  3. Epidemiology of Eye Diseases in Older Populations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 13-17

      Blindness and Visual Impairment: Global Perspective

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 19-29

      Blindness and Visual Impairment: High-Income Countries

  4. Risk Factors, Genetics, Gene-Environment Interactions and Prophylaxis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 33-55

      Cataract, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: Risk Factors

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 57-82

      Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: Genetics and Gene-Environment Interaction

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 83-89

      Preventive Therapies for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Current Guidelines

  5. Current Treatment of the Major Eye Diseases of the Elderly

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-91

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 93-106

      Innovations in Cataract Surgery

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 107-125

      Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Rationale for Current Treatment Guidelines

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 127-137

      Dry Eye Syndrome in the Elderly: Challenges and Treatment Options

  6. The Impact of Visual Disability on Daily Life in Older Populations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 141-164

      Cataract and Diabetic Retinopathy: Impact on Quality of Life

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 165-179

      Glaucoma and Quality of Life

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 181-192

      Impact of Early and Late Age-Related Macular Degeneration on Quality of Life

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 193-206

      Vision and Driving Performance in Elderly

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 207-215

      Depressive and Cognitive Disorders in Patients with AMD

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 217-230

      Visual Disability in the Elderly: Implications for Visual Rehabilitation

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 231-233