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Author Levin, Alex V., 1957- author

Title The Wills Eye handbook of ocular genetics / Alex V. Levin, Mario Zanolli, Jenina Capasso
Published New York : Thieme, [2018]
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Contents Basic Genetics -- Inheritance Patterns -- Genetic Testing -- Ethical Issues -- Corneal Dystrophies - Aniridia -- Peters Anomaly -- Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome -- Primary Congenital Glaucoma and Juvenile Open Angle Glaucoma -- Childhood Cataract - Microphthalmia -- Marfan Syndrome and Other Causes of Ectopia Lentis -- Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy -- Stickler Syndrome -- VCAN Vitreoretinopathies (Erosive Vitreoretinopathy and Wagner Syndrome) -- Incontinentia Pigmenti -- Retinitis Pigmentosa -- Usher Syndrome -- Bardet-Biedl Syndrome -- Cone-Rod Dystrophy - Choroideremia -- Enhanced S-Cone Syndrome and Other NR2E3-Related Retinal Dystrophies -- Stargardt Disease and Other ABCA4 Retinopathies -- Best Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy (Best Disease) -- Leber Congenital Amaurosis - Achromatopsia -- Congenital Stationary Night Blindness -- Juvenile X-Linked Retinoschisis - Retinoblastoma -- Optic Nerve Hypoplasia -- Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy -- Complex Ocular Disorders - Albinism
Summary "Many serious, potentially blinding eye disorders have a genetic basis. Currently, there are relatively few ocular geneticists in the world, yet inherited eye disease is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Significant strides have been made in gene identification and acquisition of knowledge on the underlying mechanisms of hereditary eye disease. The field of ocular genetics is becoming an increasingly relevant part of ophthalmologists'purview. This has resulted in a dire need for a comprehensive textbook ophthalmologists and other professionals who work with patients with genetic disorders can utilize to gain a better understanding of inherited eye disorders.The Wills Eye Handbook of Ocular Genetics, by Alex Levin, Mario Zanolli, and Jenina Capasso of Wills Eye Hospital, is a practical, reader-friendly guide on the diagnosis and management of ophthalmic genetic conditions. Every chapter begins with a disease overview, followed by relevant modern genetic concepts, pathways to attaining the correct diagnosis, and pitfalls and pearls gleaned from years of hands-on expertise. At the end of each chapter, questions and answers enable readers to test their knowledge in real-life scenarios they might face in everyday practice. The ultimate goal of this clinically robust handbook is to facilitate optimal patient management and outcomes.Key FeaturesFundamentals, including basic genetics, inheritance patterns, genetic testing, and ethical issuesPatient-centered genetic counseling issues such as reproduction, dealing with emotional reactions, prognosis, and future optionsAnterior segment disorders - from corneal dystrophies and aniridia - to childhood cataract and microphthalmiaA broad spectrum of vitreoretinopathies and retinal diseases including incontinentia pigmenti, retinitis pigmentosa, Bardet-Biedl syndrome, choroideremia, Stargardt disease, achromatopsia, and juvenile X-linked retinoschisisThis textbook is essential reading for practitioners at all levels and in all subspecialties including ophthalmology and genetics. They will find it an excellent resource for navigating the complexities of genetic eye disease."--Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Eye -- Diseases.
Genetic diseases and disorders
Eye Diseases, Hereditary -- genetics.
Eye Diseases, Hereditary -- therapy.
Genre/Form Case Reports.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Capasso, Jenina, author
Zanolli, Mario, author
Wills Eye Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)
LC no. 2017037367
ISBN 1626232946 (electronic bk.)
9781626232945 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Handbook of ocular genetics