This book provides the ophthalmologist with the most recently available data on the macular dystrophies, a group of many different inherited or sporadic eye conditions linked by a problem with photoreceptors or other structures of the central retina. Internationally recognized experts in the field present the latest evidence and discuss their own personal experiences with regard to each of the principal dystrophies as well as some very rare entities. Topics covered include molecular biology, state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, and the newest treatment options, including still experimental therapies. Attention is also devoted to a range of issues that continue to be debated. The editors have taken care to ensure that chapters are of a uniformly high standard while not sacrificing the originality of the individual authors. Macular Dystrophies will fully acquaint the reader with both the latest research findings and the current and emerging approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
- Presents up-to-date information on all the principal macular dystrophies
- Covers molecular biology, state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, and the latest treatment options
- Written by internationally recognized experts in the field
Stargardt's disease (STGD).- Macular Abnormalities in Panretinal Dystrophies.- Best Disease.- Pattern Dystrophy.- Autosomal Dominant Drusen.- North Carolina Makular Dystrophy (NCMD, MCDR1) and NCMD-like Disorders.- Sorsby Fundus Dystrophy.- Central Areolar Choroidal Dystrophy.- Maternally Inherited Diabetes and Deafness (MIDD).- X-linked Retinoschisis (XLRS).- Miscellaneous Very Rare Macular Dystrophies.- Management and Interventions.
Giuseppe Querques, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor at University of Paris XII, France, and Praticiens Hospitaliers mi-temps at Creteil Eye Clinic, Creteil, France. He earned his MD degree from the University of Bari and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Foggia, Italy. During his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Querques completed a medical fellowship at Retina Associated of New Jersey, USA, at Creteil Eye Clinic, University of Paris XII, France, and at Inselspital Eye Clinic, University of Bern, Switzerland. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Creteil Eye Clinic and obtained his PhD from the University of Foggia. Dr. Querques’ main interests are medical retina (age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, and inherited macular and retinal dystrophies) and ophthalmic surgery (retina and cataract).
Dr. Querques has contributed to more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and his current main area of both clinical and laboratory research is the diagnosis (imaging) and treatment of age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, and hereditary retinal diseases.
Eric Souied, MD, PhD, is Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, Hôpital Intercommunal de Créteil, and Head of the Ophthalmology Department, Hôpital Henri Mondor, in France. He gained his MD from University of Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) before completing his ophthalmology residency with Prof. Gabriel Coscas. He also completed a medical fellowship at the Créteil University Eye Clinic and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles. Dr. Souied was appointed Professor in Ophthalmology at Créteil University Eye Clinic in 2006. His main areas of interest are medical retina [age-related macular degeneration (AMD), inherited macular and retinal dystrophies] and ophthalmic surgery (retina and cataract). Dr. Souied has
contributed to more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of AMD, hereditary retinal diseases, ophthalmic genetics, and gene therapy of retinal dystrophies. He has been the recipient of a number of prizes and is a member of the Macula Society, the Gonin Club, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.