Macular Degeneration: Science and Medicine in Practice provides a unique overview of current thinking in the pathogenesis, incidence and treatment of AMD. It includes, for the first time, a synthesis of the views of the world's leading scientists and practitioners regarding retinal biology, basic mechanisms, clinical and pathogenetic processes, and rational approaches to intervention. TOC:Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology: Anatomy and Development of the Macula. Central Retinal ('Macula') Function. Histopathology.- Epidemiology: Developed World. Developing World.- Pathogenesis: Immunological Aspects. Drusen: What They Tell Us. The Role of Oxidative Stress. Cholesterol and Lipid Build-up. Photoreceptor Loss And Survival in AMD.- Developing Models: Clinical Models. Laboratory Models.- Clinical Strategies and Outcomes: TA. PDT.- Commercial Aspects and Clinical Trials.
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