During recent years, FAF (Fundus autofluorescence) imaging has been shown to be useful in various retinal diseases with regard to diagnostics, documentation of changes, identification of disease progression, and monitoring of novel therapies. Hereby, FAF imaging gives additional information above and beyond conventional imaging tools.This unique atlas provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of FAF imaging in retinal diseases. It also compares FAF findings with other imaging techniques such asfundus photograph, fluorescein- and ICG angiography as well as optical coherence tomography.General ophthalmologists as well as retina specialists will find this a very useful guide which illustrates typical FAF characteristics of various retinal diseases.
Recent advances in ophthalmic imaging technology have revolutionized fundus examination and contributed significantly in elucidating the pathophysiology of retinal diseases and improving their diagnosis and treatment. It is therefore fitting that this detailed full-color textbook in the Medical Retina series is devoted to ocular imaging. The volume reviews in detail the role of both established and novel forms of imaging, and is designed to be of benefit to clinicians and researchers alike. All of the chapters have been written by internationally recognized experts at the forefront of their fields. The result is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of retinal imaging that should prove informative and useful for everyone interested in the retina.
oSpectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) of macular diseases
oComparison of OCT equipment
oSimultaneous SD-OCT and confocal SLO imaging
oMacular pigment imaging
oImaging of the choroid
oImaging the vitreous and the vitreoretinal interface with SD-OCT
oNew developments in OCT technology
Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause for the loss of central vision beyond the age of 50 in industrial nations. Triplication of the number of affected patients is expected over the next 25 years. Especially over the last years the standard of knowledge regarding etiology, risk factors, diagnostics and therapy of this retina illness has substantially grown - this will be covered in this up-to-date multi-authored work. Apart from epidemiologically and genetically identified risk factors both the various pathophysiological aspects including the role of the complement system and clinical manifestations including OCT and angiographic characteristics are clearly represented. Furthermore, the different therapeutic approaches are presented and discussed, including proven procedures such as intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy and seeing-aid systems, in addition to the latest and upcoming methods in the area of pharmacology. The volume is well-illustrated and tables and summaries complete the presentation.