Systemic and Ophthalmic Management of Diabetes Mellitus

by Chris Steele

The aim of this book is to focus on the systemic and ophthalmic management of diabetes mellitus. This book is therefore intended to be an essential introductory reference source for not only optometrists, but also ophthalmology specialist trainees, foundation doctors, specialist registrars in diabetes and metabolic medicine, general practitioners, specialist nurses, medical students, retinal screeners and other healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care. This book consists of 16 chapters, which include introduction, epidemiology of diabetes mellitus, classification, diagnostic criteria and screening for diabetes and prediabetes, type 1 diabetes mellitus: pathogenesis, clinical presentation and management, type 2 diabetes mellitus: pathogenesis, clinical presentation and management, acute and chronic complications of diabetes mellitus and living with the disease, pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy, prevalence and clinical features of diabetic retinopathy, management of diabetic retinopathy with laser photocoagulation, coexisting eye disease with diabetic retinopathy, and optical coherence tomography. It has been written in such a way that gives readers the theoretical, clinical and practical information they need, without being overwhelmed with too much complex detail.

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