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copertina di Ophthalmology and the Ageing Society

Ophthalmology and the Ageing Society

di Scholl - Massof - West  • 2013  • dettagli prodotto

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The ageing of the world’s population is one of the major achievements of modern society. By 2050, an estimated 2 billion people will be aged 60 years or over. However, ageing poses major challenges and this is especially true for the field of ophthalmology, given that the major eye diseases – age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract – predominantly affect the elderly. The challenges facing ophthalmology in an ageing society have not previously been addressed in a comprehensive way, although there are common denominators of the various eye diseases that affect the elderly. This book provides such a comprehensive overview encompassing epidemiology, risk factors, current treatment and prophylaxis, disability, co-morbidity, and the impact on quality of life.


ISBN: 9783642363238

Titolo: Ophthalmology and the Ageing Society


Editore: Springer Verlag

Volume: Unico

Edizione: 2013

Lingua: Inglese

Finitura: Copertina rigida

Pagine: 412