By Florian Schütt MD, Frank G. Holz MD (auth.), Winfried E. Alberti MD, Gisbert Richard MD, Robert H. Sagerman MD, FACR (eds.)
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a common sickness of the aged and the commonest reason behind blindness. in the past decade a number of healing techniques were constructed and made to be had for medical use. learn effects are maturing, yet up to now the reader has needed to trawl the numerous journals of ophthalmology and radiotherapy to procure appropriate info. This publication is designed to rectify this case via supplying a complete record at the present kinds of therapy for ARMD. After an introductory part at the analysis and contours of ARMD, person chapters written via the world over famous specialists record intimately the medical basics of radiotherapy and ophthalmic surgical procedure, the remedy recommendations, capability side-effects, and end result. numerous overseas learn teams record the result of medical learn, focussing at the effectiveness of either radiotherapy and surgical procedure. exact radiotherapy techiques comparable to proton beam treatment and brachytherapy are defined, and their advantages and downsides mentioned. This specified booklet might be of tremendous worth to all with curiosity in ARMD.