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Vitreous

in Health and Disease

Editors:

  • Presents a comprehensive overview of the biochemical composition, molecular organization, morphologic structure, physiology and metabolism of the vitreous body of the eye

  • Highlights both the advances in vitreo-retinal surgery of today with text and video of surgery, along with the non-surgical approaches of the future, namely pharmacologic vitreolysis

  • Clinicians can use this text as a basic science reference manual and researchers will obtain a better understanding of the problems that confront clinicians, helping direct their research to the areas relevant to clinical problems that need development

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Table of contents (57 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Biochemistry

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. I.A. Vitreous Proteins

      • Paul N. Bishop
      Pages 3-12
    3. I.B. Hyaluronan and Other Carbohydrates in the Vitreus

      • Janet L. Denlinger, Endre A. Balazs
      Pages 13-20
    4. I.C. Hereditary Vitreo-Retinopathies

      • Martin P. Snead, Allan J. Richards
      Pages 21-40
    5. I.D. Vitreous Cytokines and Regression of the Fetal Hyaloid Vasculature

      • Kenneth M. P. Yee, Edward P. Feener, Benbo Gao, Lloyd Paul Aiello, Michele C. Madigan, Jan Provis et al.
      Pages 41-55
    6. I.E. Diabetic Vitreopathy

      • Jesse Gale, Lloyd Paul Aiello, J. Sebag
      Pages 57-79
    7. I.F. Vitreous Biochemistry and Artificial Vitreous

      • Sven Crafoord, Fredrik Ghosh, J. Sebag
      Pages 81-92
  3. Anatomy, Development and Aging

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93
    2. II.A. Development and Developmental Disorders of Vitreous

      • Zabrina S. Kingston, Jan M. Provis, Michele C. Madigan
      Pages 95-111
    3. II.B. Myopic Vitreopathy

      • Jesse Gale, Yasushi Ikuno
      Pages 113-129
    4. II.C. Vitreous Aging and Posterior Vitreous Detachment

      • Kevin Tozer, Mark W. Johnson, J. Sebag
      Pages 131-150
    5. II.D. Hyalocytes: Essential Vitreous Cells in Vitreoretinal Health and Disease

      • Takeshi Kita, Taiji Sakamoto, Tatsuro Ishibashi
      Pages 151-164
    6. II.E. Vitreoretinal Interface and Inner Limiting Membrane

      • Willi Halfter, J. Sebag, Emmett T. Cunningham Jr.
      Pages 165-191
    7. II.F. To See the Invisible: The Quest of Imaging Vitreous

      • J. Sebag, Ronald H. Silverman, D. Jackson Coleman
      Pages 193-219
  4. Pathology/Pathobiology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 221-221
    2. III.A. Congenital Vascular Vitreoretinopathies

      • Ronald Paul Hobbs, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett
      Pages 223-240
    3. III.B. Anomalous Posterior Vitreous Detachment and Vitreoschisis

      • J. Sebag, Moritz Niemeyer, Michael J. Koss
      Pages 241-263
    4. III.C. Pathology of Vitreomaculopathies

      • Arnd Gandorfer, Ricarda G. Schumann, Christos Haritoglou, Anselm Kampik
      Pages 265-286
    5. III.D. Vitreo-Macular Adhesion/Traction and Macular Holes: Pseudo, Lamellar, and Full-Thickness

      • Miriam Englander, Jay S. Duker, Peter K. Kaiser
      Pages 287-297

About this book

The vitreous body long has been the most mysterious of all ocular structures, owing perhaps to its seeming simplicity. There have been few concerted, sustained efforts to unravel the mysteries of how vitreous is composed and what role it plays in normal physiology as well as pathology. Over the years, however, many studies have produced important findings concerning vitreous biochemistry, structure, physiology, and pathobiology. Published on the 25th anniversary of Sebag's first book on Vitreous, this second installment is nearly five times longer than its predecessor, reflecting how much has been learned in the past quarter century. This well-constructed compendium not only addresses the most current scientific knowledge, but also reviews clinical perspec­tives in a manner that lends richness to the scope of the book.

 Written by 90 authors, this book has 56 chapters organized into 7 sections: Biochemistry; Anatomy, Development, and Aging; Pathology/Pathobiology; Physiology and Phamacotherapy; Posterior Vitreo-Retinal Surgery; Peripheral Vitreo-Retinal Surgery; and Pharmacologic Vitreolysis. With a foreword by Coleman & Lincoff and an introduction by Wallace Foulds, Sebag's latest tome on vitreous is destined to be the authoritative text for years to come.

Keywords

  • biochemistry
  • ophthalmology
  • pathology
  • pharmacologic vitreolysis
  • physiology
  • vitreous

Reviews

“A striking feature of this textbook is the stunningly vivid color illustrations that have remarkable resolution, in spite of considerably large size. Graphs and tables are featured in both grayscale and color, adding significantly to the ease of comprehension when reading this book. … this book is not only useful to skilled clinicians and expert scientists, but also students, as the book has no competition anywhere in the world.” (Taiji Sakamoto, Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. 257, 2019)

 

Editors and Affiliations

  • VMR Institute for Vitreous Macula Retina, Huntington Beach, USA

    J. Sebag

About the editor

Editor:
J. Sebag, MD, FACS, FRCOphth, FARVO
VMR Institute for Vitreous Macula Retina
7677 Center Avenue, suite 400
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Vitreous

  • Book Subtitle: in Health and Disease

  • Editors: J. Sebag

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1086-1

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4939-1085-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4939-4592-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4939-1086-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVIII, 925

  • Number of Illustrations: 161 b/w illustrations, 359 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Ophthalmology, Surgery, Pathology

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4939-1086-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)