The Pocket Guide to Medical Retina

Jason Hsu, MD; Allen Chiang, MD
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Book Description

The latest installment in SLACK’s Pocket Guide series, The Pocket Guide to Medical Retina provides essential information on medical retina diseases along with multimodal imaging of each condition, perfect for medical students, residents, fellows, or comprehensive ophthalmologists.

This accessible small handbook covers the basics while allowing readers to quickly synthesize information easily related to clinical encounters. With over 300 high-resolution original figures, The Pocket Guide to Medical Retina is an image-heavy book with succinct text so information can be rapidly distilled. Drs. Jason Hsu and Allen Chiang have created the ultimate quick-summary pocket guide on retinal conditions including:

  • Up-to-date figures, including spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence in addition to color fundus photos
  • Macular diseases
  • Retinal vascular diseases
  • Infectious inflammatory diseases
  • Noninfectious inflammatory diseases
  • Retinal degenerations and dystrophies
  • Pediatric retinal diseases
  • Trauma-related retinopathies
  • Drug-related retinopathies
  • Peripheral retinal diseases
  • Retinal and choroidal tumors

With its portable size and plethora of useful information, The Pocket Guide to Medical Retina is a must-have for medical students up to practicing ophthalmologists.

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About the Editors

Jason Hsu, MD is Co-Director of Retina Research at the Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, followed by an ophthalmology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, and a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital. He is currently also a partner at Wills Eye Physicians—Mid Atlantic Retina. 

Dr. Hsu is an active member of the Retina Society, American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). He serves as Chair of the Retina Society’s Website and Communications Committee and is a Retina/Vitreous committee member of the AAO Ophthalmic News and Education (ONE) Network. He has received the ASRS Honor Award, ASRS Senior Honor Award, and the AAO Achievement Award.

His academic accomplishments include over 200 peer-reviewed publications, editorials, book chapters, and scientific abstracts. Dr. Hsu has presented scientific papers at dozens of national and international ophthalmic conferences in addition to serving as a course instructor and symposium chair at the annual AAO meeting. He is a member of the editorial board for Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, Retina Today, and Retina Specialist. He serves as section editor for Current Opinion in Ophthalmology as well as ASRS’s Retina Times and is a peer reviewer for all the major ophthalmology journals. In addition, Dr. Hsu has been principal investigator or co-investigator at Wills Eye Hospital for many national and international clinical trials pertaining to age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, and retinal vein occlusions.

Allen Chiang, MD is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and is an active member of the Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital. He received his medical degree from New York University with Alpha Omega Alpha honors, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at the Stein Eye Institute at University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned the Resident Awards for excellence in surgery and clinical research. He then completed a fellowship in retinal diseases and surgery at Wills Eye Hospital and was the recipient of the William Tasman, MD Fellow award. After practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area, he returned to Philadelphia and is currently a partner at Wills Eye Physicians—Mid Atlantic Retina. 

His academic accomplishments include over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, editorials, textbook chapters, and scientific abstracts. Dr. Chiang serves on the Peer Review Committee of Wills Eye Hospital, several committees of Wills Eye Physicians—Mid Atlantic Retina, the retina/vitreous section of the editorial board for the AAO ONE Network, and as an ad-hoc reviewer for multiple ophthalmology journals. He is actively engaged in clinical research and is the principal investigator on multiple clinical trials for conditions such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He is a member of the Retina Society, ASRS, AAO, ARVO, and Vit Buckle Society, and is a past ASRS Honor Award recipient.Dedication    


About the Editors    
Contributing Authors   

Chapter 1    Macular Diseases    
Non-Exudative (Dry) Age-Related Macular Degeneration    
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration    
Epiretinal Membrane (Macular Pucker)    
Full-Thickness Macular Hole    
Vitreomacular Traction    
Cystoid Macular Edema    
Myopic Degeneration    
Angioid Streaks    
Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy    
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy    
Optic Disc Pit Maculopathy    
Choroidal Folds    
Hypotony Maculopathy    

Chapter 2    Retinal Vascular Diseases
Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy  
Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy  
Diabetic Macular Edema   
Cotton Wool Spots    
Hypertensive Retinopathy    
Retinal Artery Occlusion    
Retinal Vein Occlusion    
Ocular Ischemic Syndrome    
Retinal Artery Macroaneurysm    
Macular Telangiectasia    
Sickle Cell Retinopathy    
Radiation Retinopathy    

Chapter 3    Infectious Inflammatory Diseases    
Ocular Toxoplasmosis    
Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome    
Candida Chorioretinitis    
Syphilitic Chorioretinitis    
Acute Retinal Necrosis    
Progressive Outer Retinal Necrosis    
Cytomegalovirus Retinitis    
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Retinopathy    
Ocular Toxocariasis    
Diffuse Unilateral Subacute Neuroretinopathy    
Eales Disease    

Chapter 4    Noninfectious Inflammatory Diseases   
Multifocal Choroiditis    
Posterior Scleritis    
Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome     
Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy    
Serpiginous Chorioretinitis    
Birdshot Chorioretinopathy    
Ocular Sarcoidosis    
Behçet’s Disease    
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease   
Sympathetic Ophthalmia    
Intermediate Uveitis (Pars Planitis)    

Chapter 5    Retinal Degenerations and Dystrophies    
Retinitis Pigmentosa    
Cone Dystrophies    
Stargardt Disease    
Congenital Stationary Night Blindness    
Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy    
Pattern Dystrophies    
Ocular and Oculocutaneous Albinism    
Autoimmune Retinopathies    

Chapter 6    Pediatric Retinal Diseases    
Retinopathy of Prematurity    
Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy    
Coats Disease    
Chorioretinal Coloboma    
Persistent Fetal Vasculature    
X-Linked Retinoschisis    
Early-Onset Severe Retinal Dystrophy and Leber Congenital Amaurosis    
Incontinentia Pigmenti    

Chapter 7    Trauma-Related Retinopathies   
Commotio Retinae    
Choroidal Rupture    
Chorioretinitis Sclopetaria    
Avulsion of the Vitreous Base    
Photic Injury    
Valsalva Retinopathy    
Shaken Baby Syndrome    
Terson’s Syndrome    
Purtscher and Purtscher-Like Retinopathy   

Chapter 8    Drug-Related Retinopathies   
Crystalline Retinopathy    
Chloroquine/Hydroxychloroquine Retinal Toxicity    
Phenothiazine-Associated Retinopathy    
MEK Inhibitor Retinopathy    

Chapter 9    Peripheral Retinal Diseases   
Retinal Tears    
Lattice Degeneration    
Cobblestone Degeneration    
Peripheral Retinoschisis    
Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment    
Exudative Retinal Detachment    
Choroidal Detachment    

Chapter 10    Retinal and Choroidal Tumors   
Choroidal Nevus    
Choroidal Melanoma   
Congenital Hypertrophy of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium    
Optic Disc Melanocytoma    
Combined Hamartoma of the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium    
Retinal Astrocytic Hamartoma    
Capillary Hemangioma (Hemangioblastoma)    
Retinal Cavernous Hemangioma    
Choroidal Hemangioma    
Retinal Racemose Hemangioma    
Choroidal Osteoma    
Choroidal Metastasis    
Choroidal Lymphoma    
Primary Vitreoretinal Lymphoma    
Retinal Vasoproliferative Tumor   

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