Optic Neuropathy: From Diagnosis to Treatment

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Ronald M. Nugent (Editor)

Series: New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: MED063000

Optic Neuropathy: From Diagnosis to Treatment discusses the pathophysiology, diagnosis, imaging, and treatment of glaucomatous optic neuropathy.
A review of optic neuritis, the most common optic neuropathy affecting young adults, is provided. It is a condition involving primary inflammation, demyelination, and axonal injury in the optic nerve which leads to retinal ganglion cell death and visual dysfunction.
The authors discuss evidence supporting the idea that monocytes are key players in the initial events that take place during primary optic neuritis. Therefore, strategies aimed at reducing monocyte recruitment into the optic nerve may prove effective against primary optic neuritis-induced visual loss. (Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

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Preface

Chapter 1. Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy
(Wesam Shamseldin Shalaby, MD, Aakriti Garg Shukla, MD, and Reza Razeghinejad, MD, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, US, and others)

Chapter 2. Primary Optic Neuritis: Involvement of Monocyte Recruitment in Visual Damage
(Marcos L. Aranda, María F. González Fleitas, Juan S. Calanni, Hernán H. Dieguez, Julián D. Devouassoux, Florencia Altschuler, Mónica Chianelli, María I. Keller Sarmiento, Pablo H. Sande, Damián Dorfman and Ruth E. Rosenstein, Facultad de Medicina, Laboratorio de Neuroquímica Retiniana y Oftalmología Experimental, Departamento de Bioquímica Humana, Universidad de Buenos Aires, CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 3. Toxic Optic Neuropathies: Clinical Considerations, Diagnosis and Therapy
(Darija Jurisic, PhD, and Ivan Cavar, PhD, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Center Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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