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Handbook of Retinal Disease: a Case-based Approach

Elias Reichel Jay Duker Darin Goldman Jordana Fein Robin Vora

352 pages
Jp Medical

Some of the best clinical teaching happens during grand rounds, imaging conferences and the discussion of individual cases, but for ophthalmologists working in smaller centers, such opportunities can be infrequent. Handbook of Retinal Disease offers the benefit of a case discussion by describing retinal disorders through real-life examples, from a presenting problem through the differential diagnosis, an analysis of the imaging and other diagnostic results, to an outline treatment plan.

The book features over 75 cases, each presented with a table of signs and symptoms to help with the differential diagnosis, questions to ask the patient and relevant imaging to order. Secondly, imaging results from relevant modalities are discussed, before a final diagnosis is put forward. The authors provide concise information on the diagnosis, including an outline of recommended treatments, follow-up and further reading.

With its high quality images and highly structured, deductive approach, Handbook of Retinal Disease provides a clinically relevant guide to the latest imaging techniques used in the diagnosis of retinal diseases: OCT, colour and red fundus photography, fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography and fundus autofluorescence.

Key Points

  • Each case gives a structure for working up a differential diagnosis and treatment plan based on a challenging set of signs and symptoms
  • Shows imaging results drawn from the full array of relevant, current imaging modalities
  • Provides treatment plans tailored to each patient and reflecting the complex nature of some cases
Author Bio

Elias Reichel, MD
Professor and Vice Chair

Jay Duker
Professor and Chair

Darin Goldman MD
Vitreoretinal Fellow

Jordana Fein MD
Medical Retinal Fellow

All at Department of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA USA

Robin Vora MD
Medical Retinal Consultant and Cataract Surgeon, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Oakland, CA USA