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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. J. J. De Laey, M. Hanssens
    Pages 1-24
  3. J. J. De Laey, M. Hanssens
    Pages 25-54
  4. J. J. De Laey, M. Hanssens
    Pages 55-70
  5. J. J. De Laey, M. Hanssens
    Pages 71-84
  6. J. J. De Laey, M. Hanssens
    Pages 85-99
  7. J. J. De Laey, M. Hanssens
    Pages 101-121
  8. J. J. De Laey, M. Hanssens
    Pages 123-145
  9. J. J. De Laey, M. Hanssens
    Pages 147-182
  10. J. J. De Laey, M. Hanssens
    Pages 183-191
  11. J. J. De Laey, M. Hanssens
    Pages 193-209
  12. J. J. De Laey, M. Hanssens
    Pages 211-221
  13. J. J. De Laey, M. Hanssens
    Pages 223-241
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 243-243

About this book

Introduction

This report for the Belgian Ophthalmological Society concerns a number of fundus diseases, which most ophthalmologists only rarely encounter. Still it is of importance that they should be able to recognize them, not only because most of these eye diseases are treatable when they are diagnosed early enough, but also because they are sometimes associated with major visceral and neurological problems. The ophthalmologist may be the first practitioner to suspect a von Hippel-Lindau's disease or a neurofibromatosis. He should realize at that moment that his role is not only to treat the eyes but also to advise his patient, refer him to other specialists and consider the genetical implications of his diagnosis. Clinicopathologic correlations are of great importance and we felt that it was necessary to emphasize the histopathological aspect of these diseases. A report has to overview the literature on a specific topic. The literature on vascular tumors of the fundus is extremely vast and even if we tried to be as complete as possible, we must confess that we did not cite every author who published on such cases. A third aspect, which was considered as important, was to provide sufficient clinical and histopathologic examples of the various disease, which are reviewed. We are indebted to a large number of friends who kindly authorized the publication of their material. In particular we wish thank Prof. A. Brini (Strasbourg), Dr. D. de Wolff-Rouendaal (Leiden), Prof. P.

Keywords

classification differential diagnosis eye heredity histopathology macular degeneration melanoma pathogenesis pathology radiotherapy retina skin surgery uveitis

Authors and affiliations

  • J. J. De Laey
    • 1
  • M. Hanssens
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity HospitalGhentBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-0589-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6753-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0589-4
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