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Diseases of the Vitreo-Macular Interface

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  • First book to be devoted wholly to the diagnosis and treatment of vitreo-macular interface disease, an emerging and important hot topic
  • Offers detailed disease description based on newer imaging techniques and reports on the latest treatment options
  • Includes newly released data from clinical trials
  • Written by world-renowned experts in the field

Part of the book series: Essentials in Ophthalmology (ESSENTIALS)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)


About this book

This clinically oriented book is the first to be devoted wholly to the diagnosis and treatment of vitreo-macular interface disease, characterized by a combination of vitreo-macular adhesion (VMA) and vitreo-macular traction (VMT) that is implicated in a variety of disorders. World-renowned experts in the field discuss epidemiologic, anatomic, and physiologic aspects, document the findings obtained with newer imaging techniques, such as spectral domain optical coherence tomography, describe the treatment options, and report on the results of preclinical and clinical trials, including some previously unpublished findings. This book will prove invaluable for ophthalmologists as we advance toward a future in which treatments of diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy will likely require adjunctive therapy to tackle VMA/VMT concurrently.


“This is the first book on the vitreo-macular interface and its disorders. … The book is intended for vitreoretinal surgeons, researches and other allied personnel that are interested in the topic. … This book will open a new era of investigation and implementation of knowledge regarding the wide array of vitreoretinal disorders.” (Shimon Rumelt, Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. (255), 2017)

Editors and Affiliations

  • ThromboGenics NV, Leuven, Belgium

    Aniz Girach

  • Clinique de Montchoisi, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Marc D. Smet

About the editors

Aniz Girach, MB.ChB., MRCOphth., MRCGP, studied at Leeds University Medical School in the United Kingdom before specializing in ophthalmology. After working in the Department of Ophthalmology, Peterborough Hospitals Trust, Cambridgeshire, Dr. Girach became Ophthalmology Consultant (Europe) for the Grand Vision Group. He then joined Eli Lilly & Co. as Senior Global Ophthalmologist and was later promoted to Global Medical Director of the Global Ophthalmology Team. He subsequently performed a similar role for Merck & Co., before becoming Vice President of International Clinical Development for Alcon Inc. and Global Head of Ophthalmology at ThromboGenics NV, Belgium. Dr. Girach has served on various scientific advisory boards and is a reviewer for several leading journals, whilst maintaining his clinical practice part-time. He is the author of many journal articles, book chapters, and other publications on Retinal diseases and other diverse issues in ophthalmology.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Diseases of the Vitreo-Macular Interface

  • Editors: Aniz Girach, Marc D. Smet

  • Series Title: Essentials in Ophthalmology

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  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-40033-9Published: 20 December 2013

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-52112-0Published: 01 October 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-40034-6Published: 03 December 2013

  • Series ISSN: 1612-3212

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-890X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 122

  • Number of Illustrations: 20 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Ophthalmology

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