Macular degeneration is diagnosed as either dry (non-neovascular) or wet (neovascular). Neovascular refers to growth of new blood vessels in an area, such as the macula, where they are not supposed to be. The dry form is more common than the wet, with about 85 per cent - 90 per cent patients diagnosed. The wet form of the disease usually leads to more serious vision loss. Different forms of macular degeneration may occur in younger patients. These non-age related cases may be linked to heredity, diabetes, nutritional deficits, head injury, infection, or other factors. This book presents the latest research from around the world.
Preface; Vitamins and Antioxidants in Age Related Macular Degeneration; Fundus Autofluorescence Imaging: What can we Learn from it in Retinal Degenerations?; Evaluation of Macular Changes in Macula-off Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Before and After Successful Surgery Using Optical Coherence Tomography and Correlation with Visual Prognosis; Advanced Glycation end Products (AGEs) and Macular Degeneration; Genetic Risk Factors in Early-Onset Hereditary Macular Degeneration; Retinal Disease in Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis Type II; Treatment of Chorodial Neovascularisation in Highly Myopic Patients; Risk Factors Involved in the Development of Myopic Maculopathy; Index.