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About this book
The ageing of the world’s population is one of the major achievements of modern society. By 2050, an estimated 2 billion people will be aged 60 years or over. However, ageing poses major challenges and this is especially true for the field of ophthalmology, given that the major eye diseases – age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract – predominantly affect the elderly.
The challenges facing ophthalmology in an ageing society have not previously been addressed in a comprehensive way, although there are common denominators of the various eye diseases that affect the elderly. This book provides such a comprehensive overview encompassing epidemiology, risk factors, current treatment and prophylaxis, disability, co-morbidity, and the impact on quality of life.
World leaders in their respective fields provide state-of-the-art knowledge on the geriatric aspects of ophthalmology that will help to improve the management of this growing patient population.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Ophthalmology and the Ageing Society
Hendrik P.N. Scholl
Robert W. Massof
- Series Title Essentials in Ophthalmology
- Series Abbreviated Title Essentials in Ophthalmology
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36324-5
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-36323-8
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50824-4
- eBook ISBN 978-3-642-36324-5
- Series ISSN 1612-3212
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VIII, 233
- Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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“This book, ‘Ophthalmology and the aging society’, provides a comprehensive overview of age-related issues of common eye diseases. … the text is clearly written and features many illustrations and diagrams. Each chapter is concluded by an extensive reference list. … the book provides an excellent overview for those interested in an update on recent age-related research in ophthalmology.” (Sascha Fauser, Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. 253 (7), July, 2015)“This book describes how ophthalmological diseases affect the elderly and the treatment options for this group of patients. … The audience includes residents and practitioners in general ophthalmology. … This book does a good job of summarizing basic ophthalmological diseases and is a good resource for those who treat elderly patients.” (Leslie Neems, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2014)