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Book and Software Review
August 2006

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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by D. Virgil Alfaro, III, MD, Peter E. Liggett, MD, William F. Mieler, MD, Hugo Quiroz-Mercado, MD, Rama D. Jager, MD, MBA, Yasuo Tano, MD, eds, 375 pp, with illus, $149, ISBN 0-7817-3899-7, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Williams, 2006.


Copyright 2006 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2006

Arch Ophthalmol. 2006;124(8):1213-1214. doi:10.1001/archopht.124.8.1213-b

The editors of this stellar new book, subtitled A Comprehensive Textbook, assembled an international cast of expert contributors in an attempt to detail the multifarious aspects of a complex disease. They succeeded. Beginning with a concise review of normal macular anatomy and function, the book succinctly and sometimes thoroughly covers the etiology, histopathology, animal models, and classification systems of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with extensive and essential references. There are 2 chapters in the classification section covering polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy and retinal angiomatous proliferation, important entities that merit the up-to-date descriptions they receive.

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