Retinal Pigment Epithelial Detachment

Differential Diagnosis and Therapy

  • Maria Andreea Gamulescu
  • Horst Helbig
  • Joachim Wachtlin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Seleman Bedar, Ulrich Kellner
    Pages 13-35
  3. Monika Fleckenstein, Arno Philipp Göbel, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, Frank Gerhard Holz
    Pages 61-76
  4. Christoph Roman Clemens, Nicole Eter
    Pages 123-134

About this book


This excellently illustrated book offers detailed guidance on the differential diagnosis and therapy of detachment of the retinal pigment epithelium (PED), a frequently seen feature in various diseases of the eye, including age-related macular degeneration and its subtypes, central serous chorioretinopathy, and systemic disorders. Introductory chapters discuss the anatomy, pathophysiology, and imaging of PEDs, highlighting how especially the increasing use of spectral domain OCT enables even small PEDs to be detected and followed over time. The diverse forms of PED are then described, with explanation of how they may hint at the underlying pathology or even be pathognomonic when considered in conjunction with other clinical features. New insights are provided into the characteristics of the various forms of PED, and predictors of complications – such as rip of the PED - are discussed. It is clearly explained how knowledge of the different types of PED and their underlying diseases can assist in creating an appropriate individualized follow-up and therapy scheme for each patient.


Age-related macular degeneration Central serous retinopathy PED Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy Retinal angiomatous proliferation

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Andreea Gamulescu
    • 1
  • Horst Helbig
    • 2
  • Joachim Wachtlin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity HospitalRegensburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity HospitalRegensburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologySankt Gertrauden HospitalBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56131-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56133-2
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