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Title Ophthalmology and the ageing society / Hendrik P.N. Scholl, Robert W. Massof, Sheila West, editors
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 233 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Essentials in ophthalmology, 1612-3212
Essentials in ophthalmology.
Contents Epidemiology of Eye Diseases in Older Populations. Blindness and Visual Impairment: Global Perspective / Sheila K. West -- Blindness and Visual Impairment: High-Income Countries / Robert P. Finger, Hendrik P.N. Scholl -- Risk Factors, Genetics, Gene-Environment Interactions and Prophylaxis. Cataract, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: Risk Factors / Paulus T.V.M. de Jong -- Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: Genetics and Gene-Environment Interaction / Gabriëlle H.S. Buitendijk [and others] -- Preventive Therapies for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Current Guidelines / Naima Jacobs-El, Catherine Meyerle, Emily Y. Chew -- Current Treatment of the Major Eye Diseases of the Elderly. Innovations in Cataract Surgery / Oliver K. Klaproth, Marko Ostovic, Thomas Kohnen, FEBO -- Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Rationale for Current Treatment Guidelines / Connie J. Chen, Neil M. Bressler -- Dry Eye Syndrome in the Elderly: Challenges and Treatment Options / Fabiana Kimie Kashiwabuchi, Murilo Wendeborn Rodrigues Jr., Peter J. McDonnell -- The Impact of Visual Disability on Daily Life in Older Populations. Cataract and Diabetic Retinopathy: Impact on Quality of Life / Ecosse L. Lamoureux, Eva Fenwick, Konrad Pesudovs -- Glaucoma and Quality of Life / Suzanne W. van Landingham, Pradeep Y. Ramulu -- Impact of Early and Late Age-Related Macular Degeneration on Quality of Life / Robert P. Finger, Eva Fenwick, Ecosse L. Lamoureux -- Vision and Driving Performance in Elderly / Lisa Keay, Sheila K. West -- Depressive and Cognitive Disorders in Patients with AMD / Robin J. Casten, Barry W. Rovner -- Visual Disability in the Elderly: Implications for Visual Rehabilitation / Robert W. Massof, Maureen G. Maguire, Duane R. Geruschat -- Ophthalmic Disease in the Ageing Society / Emily C. Fletcher, Hendrik P.N. Scholl
Ophthalmic Disease in the Ageing Society -- Part I: Epidemiology of Eye Diseases in Older Populations -- Blindness and Visual Impairment: Global Perspective -- Blindness and Visual Impairment: High-Income Countries -- Part II: Risk Factors, Genetics, Gene-Environment Interactions and Prophylaxis -- Cataract, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: Risk Factors -- Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: Genetics and Gene-Environment Interaction -- Preventive Therapies for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Current Guidelines -- Part III: Current Treatment of the Major Eye Diseases of the Elderly -- Innovations in Cataract Surgery -- Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Rationale for Current Treatment Guidelines -- Dry Eye Syndrome in the Elderly: Challenges and Treatment Options -- Part IV: The Impact of Visual Disability on Daily Life in Older Populations -- Cataract and Diabetic Retinopathy: Impact on Quality of Life -- Glaucoma and Quality of Life -- Impact of Early and Late Age-Related Macular Degeneration on Quality of Life -- Vision and Driving Performance in Elderly -- Depressive and Cognitive Disorders in Patients with AMD -- Visual Disability in the Elderly: Implications for Visual Rehabilitation
Summary The ageing of the world's population is one of the major achievements of modern society. By 2050, an estimated 2 billion people will be aged 60 years or over. However, ageing poses major challenges and this is especially true for the field of ophthalmology, given that the major eye diseases - age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract - predominantly affect the elderly. The challenges facing ophthalmology in an ageing society have not previously been addressed in a comprehensive way, although there are common denominators of the various eye diseases that affect the elderly. This book provides such a comprehensive overview encompassing epidemiology, risk factors, current treatment and prophylaxis, disability, co-morbidity, and the impact on quality of life. World leaders in their respective fields provide state-of-the-art knowledge on the geriatric aspects of ophthalmology that will help to improve the management of this growing patient population
Analysis Medicine
Ophthalmology
Medicine & Public Health
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Geriatric ophthalmology.
Ophthalmology.
Aged.
Form Electronic book
Author Scholl, Hendrik P. N.
Massof, Robert W.
West, S. (Sheila)
ISBN 9783642363245 (electronic bk.)
3642363245 (electronic bk.)
3642363237
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