Anatomy.- Pathophysiology of macula.- Techniques for examination of the macula.- Surgical instrumentation and forceps.- Disease processes.- Follow-up of patients undergoing macula surgery.- New advances in vitrectomy.- Postoperative care of the patient undergoing macular surgery.- Submacular surgery.- Macular translocation.- Combined cataract surgery and vitrectomy for maculopathy.- Complications of macula surgery.
Recent technological advances in the diagnosis of macular disorders have enhanced our understanding of these diseases. At the same time, advances in small-gauge vitrectomy instrumentation and techniques have improved the safety and efficiency of surgery, allowing macular conditions that would have otherwise resulted in blindness to be treated effectively, preserving patients' sight. Macular surgery continues to evolve rapidly, thanks to exciting future technology trends.
This book provides a detailed and up-to-date overview of the field. It begins with essential information on macular anatomy and pathophysiology, examination techniques, and surgical instrumentation. In turn, it discusses a broad range of disease processes, including macular holes, epiretinal membrane, vitreomacular traction and myopic maculopathy. The role and benefits of advanced vitrectomy techniques including submacular surgery, prosthetic vision, robotic surgery, and stem cell and gene therapy are addressed in detail. A review of perioperative care and potential complications rounds out the coverage.
Andrew Chang, MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRANZCO, FRACS is Head of the Vitreoretinal Unit and Head of Ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia.
William F. Mieler, MD is Cless Family Professor and Vice-Chairman, Director Vitreoretinal Fellowship Training at Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.
Masahito Ohji is a Professor and Chairman at Department of Ophthalmology, Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan.