Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Current Treatment Concepts

  • Winfried E. Alberti
  • Gisbert Richard
  • Robert H. Sagerman

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Diagnosis and Clinical Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrea Hassenstein, Gisbert Richard
      Pages 19-25
  3. Surgery of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Jan Zurdel, Katrin Engelmann
      Pages 33-35
    3. Kah-Guan Au Eong, Dante J. Pieramici, Gildo Y. Fujii, Eugene de Juan Jr.
      Pages 37-54
    4. Heinrich Gerding, S. Taneri, C. E. Uhlig, K. Krause
      Pages 55-63
    5. Monika Valtink, Judith Weichel, Gisbert Richard, Katrin Engelmann
      Pages 65-76
  4. Radiotherapy of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) — Long-Term Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Luther W. Brady, Theodore E. Yaeger
      Pages 95-102
    3. G.J. Bergink, C.B. Hoyng, R.W.M. van der Maazen, J.R. Vingerling, W.A.J. van Daal, A.F. Deutman
      Pages 103-109
    4. Luther W. Brady, John E. Lahaniatis, Jorge Freire, Curtis T. Miyamoto, Bizhan Micaily, Theodore E. Yaeger
      Pages 125-128
    5. Susanne Staar, R. Krott, M. Kocher, R.P. Mueller, K. Heimann
      Pages 129-135
  5. Clinical Studies of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Caren Bellmann, Kristina Unnebrink, J. Debus, Rita Engenhart-Cabillic, M. Wannenmacher, Frank G. Holz et al.
      Pages 139-147
    3. Martine Mauget-Faÿsse, Régis Coquard, Jean-Pierre Gerard, Philippe Martin
      Pages 155-160
  6. Special Radiotherapy Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Paul T. Finger, Illka Immonen, Jorge Freire, Gary Brown
      Pages 167-173
    3. Les T. Yonemoto, Jerry D. Slater, Paul Blacharski, James M. Slater
      Pages 175-180
    4. W. Chris Sheils, S. Young Lee, Dennis M. Marcus
      Pages 187-198
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 199-207

About this book


Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a frequent disease of the elderly and the most common cause of blindness. During the past decade a variety of therapeutic options have been developed and made available for clinical use. Research results are maturing, but to date the interested reader has had to trawl the many journals of ophthalmology and radiotherapy to acquire relevant information. This book is designed to rectify this situation by providing a comprehensive report on the current forms of treatment for ARMD. After an introductory section on the diagnosis and features of ARMD, individual chapters written by internationally recognized experts document in detail the scientific fundamentals of radiotherapy and ophthalmic surgery, the treatment techniques, potential side-effects, and outcome. Several international study groups report the results of clinical research, focussing on the effectiveness of both radiotherapy and surgery. Special radiotherapy techiques such as proton beam therapy and brachytherapy are described, and their merits and disadvantages discussed. This unique book will be of immense value to all with interest in ARMD.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Winfried E. Alberti
    • 1
  • Gisbert Richard
    • 2
  • Robert H. Sagerman
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiotherapy and RadiooncologyUniversity Hospital EppendorfHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity Hospital EppendorfHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyState University of New York, Upstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63071-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56439-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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