Foundations in Vitreoretinal Diseases: Diabetic Eye Diseases Taraprasad Das, Alka Rani
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1Foundations in Vitreoretinal Diseases: Diabetic Eye Diseases
2Foundations in Vitreoretinal Diseases: Diabetic Eye Diseases
Taraprasad Das MD Director Smt. Kanuri Santhamma Retina and Vitreous Centre LV Prasad Eye Institute, LV Prasad Marg Banjara Hills Hyderabad, India Alka Rani MD Smt. Kanuri Santhamma Retina and Vitreous Centre LV Prasad Eye Institute, LV Prasad Marg Banjara Hills Hyderabad, India
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Foundations in Vitreoretinal Diseases: Diabetic Eye Diseases
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7Contributors 9Foreword
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the major causes of blindness and has become the leading cause in the 21st Century. Until now, there has been no comprehensive book on diabetic retinopathy.
The authors have covered all aspects of diabetic retinopathy in a detailed, but understandable manner for the general ophthalmologist and retinal specialists. They have combined their own wealth of experience and included the most recent up-to-date advancements in the field in a single comprehensive volume. This book should be read and included in the library of every ophthalmologist around the world.
Prof Suresh Chandra
University of Wisconsin
Diabetes and diabetic eye diseases are on rise. The current estimate of nearly 33 million diabetics in India is predicted to rise to 55 million in year 2020 and to 80 million by year 2025. It is hence pertinent that we know the basic facts and treatment of diabetic eye diseases.
Diabetes is a complex multifactorial disease. Progressive retinopathy is the cause of visual loss in patients with diabetes mellitus though; nearly structures of the eye get affected. This book compiles the current information from leading ophthalmologists and physicians regarding both diabetes and the associate eye diseases. All information put in the book is based on the evidence collected over years in medical literature. We have not listed the currently evolving treatment strategies that are undergoing clinical trials such as use of PKC β inhibitors, and intravitreal corticosteroid, and anti VEGF therapy. The emphasis has been on elaborating the accepted standard of care.
The book has 15 chapters and deals with all aspects of diabetic retinopathy including the primary disease (Diabetes mellitus, Chapter 1), treatment options (Medical care, Laser, and Surgery, Chapter 8), rehabilitation (Chapter 13) and the important clinical trials (Chapter 15). We have included case reports wherever required. The book is adequately illustrated and provided with easy-to-read tables, and box-information.
Many others worked for this book, but are not listed in the authors list. Mrs. S Banu along with the retina fellows, Rajeev Jain, Sikander Lodhi, Hema Rawal and Nishant Taneja corrected and formatted the references; Mr. SBN Chary and Mrs. K Sumasri selected relevant photographs; Mr. Koteswar and Mr. Rajendra Kumar helped format the text and figures and finally Mrs. Durga Dhanraj helped in the style editing. We are grateful to them, so also to all contributing authors who withstood the pressure of time and other work commitments to complete the job on time.
Taraprasad Das
Alka Rani