Vitreo-retinal Surgery

  • Bernd Kirchhof
  • David Wong

Part of the Essentials in Ophthalmology book series (ESSENTIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Peter Walter
    Pages 1-11
  3. Antonia M. Joussen, Bernd Kirchhof
    Pages 13-35
  4. Martin Snead
    Pages 89-100
  5. Carl Sheridan, Paul Hiscott, Ian Grierson
    Pages 101-119
  6. Chee Hing Kon, Paris Tranos, George William Aylward
    Pages 121-134
  7. David G. Charteris
    Pages 135-145
  8. David Wong, Rachel Williams
    Pages 147-161
  9. Tom H. Williamson
    Pages 163-174
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 175-177

About this book


Unlike the cornea or lens, the retina is part of the central nervous system and cannot be replaced. Therefore degeneration of the outer retina is blinding, but trials using devices such as retinal implants which combine biology with technology are showing promise at restoring vision. Macular diseases are the most common cause of blindness in the developed countries. Oedema of the macula may arise in the retina, such as in diabetes mellitus or in epiretinal membrane formation, but most importantly it is age-related insufficiency of the underlying retinal pigment epithelial cell that causes central scotoma.

This volume on vitreoretinal surgery is written by authors who are leaders in these fields of research. It covers the large body of experimental research performed to date on the most urgent clinical problems of vitreoretinal disease. Topics dealt with in the book include:

Methods against etinal Exudation by Thermal Laser

Replacement of the Diseased Retinal Pigment Epithelial (RPE) Cell

Secondary Wound Healing after Retinal Attachment (Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy, PVR)

Adjunct Pharmacotherapy

Heavier than Water Vitreous Substitutes

Conditions Associated with a High Risk of PVR (e.g. Giant Tear Retinal Detachments)

Uveitis Vitrectomy with New Diagnostic and Therapeutic Means


AMD Dyes Macular Edema PE-Choroid translocation Pucker Surgery RPE differentiation Retina Implant TTT Tamponade effect Vitrectomy Vitreo-retinal Surgery laser macular degeneration retina uveitis

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernd Kirchhof
    • 1
  • David Wong
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of CologneCologneGermany
  2. 2.St. Paul’s Eye UnitRoyal Liverpool University HospitalLiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20044-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27152-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-3212
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