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Book and Software Review
August 2006

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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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