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Recent Developments in Maculopathy

  • Francesco Bandello
  • Marco Battista
  • Maria Brambati
  • Vincenzo Starace
  • Alessandro Arrigo
  • Maurizio Battaglia Parodi
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Abstract

Maculopathies represent an extremely heterogeneous group of retinal diseases, which benefitted from the introduction and development of even more advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Multimodal imaging techniques strongly improved the diagnostic workout of maculopathies, due to their capability to provide very detailed microstructural and functional information, in vivo, non-invasively. On the other side, intravitreal treatments have a very strong impact on the natural history of maculopathies, determining significant improvements of retinal anatomy and visual function, as well as an increase of patients’ quality of life. In this chapter, we provided an overview of the current diagnostic and therapeutic strategies adopted in the field of maculopathies. Moreover, we discussed about future perspective regarding the improvement of diagnostic tools, by means of innovative techniques, such as artificial intelligence; new promising treatments, namely gene therapies and retinal microchips, have been shown as well.

Keywords

Maculopathies Optical coherence tomography Optical coherence tomography angiography Multimodal imaging Anti-VEGF Steroids 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Bandello
    • 1
  • Marco Battista
    • 1
  • Maria Brambati
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Starace
    • 1
  • Alessandro Arrigo
    • 1
  • Maurizio Battaglia Parodi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyVita-Salute San Raffaele University, Ospedale San RaffaeleMilanItaly

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