Retinits pigmentosa and allied disorders.- Best's disease.- Congenital X-linked retinoschisis.- Progressive cone dystrophy and cone-rod dystrophy.- Pattern dystrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium.- Stargardt's disease and fundus flavimaculatus.- North Carolina macular dystrophy.- Choroideremia.- Malattia Leventinese or Doyne honeycomb retinal dystrophy.- Bietti's crystalline dystrophy.- Albinism
This volume of the retina atlas focuses on hereditary chorioretinal disorders. The topics covered include retinitis pigmentosa, Best disease, congenital X-linked retinoschisis, cone dystrophy, Stargardt's disease, pattern dystrophy, North Carolina macular dystrophy, choroideremia, Mallattia Leventinese, Bietti's crystalline dystrophy, and albinism. All clinical features are clearly illustrated with multimodal imaging techniques. The utility of some of the latest imaging tools such as OCT angiography, adaptive optics-scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, and microperimetery is discussed. Readers will gain valuable new insights into pathogenesis at the molecular level, which have been facilitated by recent genetic discoveries. The use of genetic testing and the latest advances in and challenges of gene therapy and cell-based therapy are also covered in detail.
Hereditary Chorioretinal Disorders atlas is one of nine volumes in the series Retina Atlas. The series provides validated and comprehensive information on vitreoretinal diseases, covering imaging basics, retinal vascular diseases, macular disorders, ocular inflammatory and infectious disorders, retinal degeneration, the surgical retina, ocular oncology, pediatric retina and trauma.
Dr Gemmy Cheung is currently Deputy Head and Senior Consultant at the Medical Retina Service, Singapore National Eye Centre. She is also head of the retinal research group at the Singapore Eye Research Institute. Her research interests include the risk factors and clinical features of macular diseases that may be unique to Asian populations.
Dr. Cheung has published over 150 articles, mostly on age-related macular degeneration, including polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. She has conducted several clinical trials on anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapies.
Dr Cheung has been actively involved in training and education and has served as an Instructor for APAO and AAO courses and many other educational programs. She is also a volunteer faculty for the ORBIS flying eye hospital program.
Dr. Cheung has received a number of prestigious awards, including the Macula Society Young Investigator Award (2017), APAO Achievement Award (2017), APAO Nakajima Award (2014), APAO Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award (2013), Bayer Global Ophthalmology Research Award (2012), the Roper-Hall Medal (2005) and the Elizabeth Hunt Medal (Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK).