Felicia M. Ferreri

University of Messina

Felicia M. Ferreri graduated summa cum laude from University of Messina, Italy in 1998 and completed her ophthalmology residency at the Policlinico Universitario, Messina in 2002. She was interned at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan (Corneal Section) and at Hospital Careggi in Florence (pediatric ophthalmology diseases). She spent research periods in Seville ('Virginio del Rocio' hospital), Madrid ('San Carlos' hospital), Manchester ('The 'Bolton Hospital') and Rio de Janiero (Universidade Fluminense). She served as co-investigator for many national and international clinical trials. Since 2002, she is an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Messina. Her research interests are in the areas of glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, and cataract. She authored more than 50 scientific papers.

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The optic nerve is a primary reference for those ophthalmologists and researchers interested in its anatomy and physiology, in the most recent diagnostic techniques, as well as in the clinical management of optic nerve disorders. The book provides a detailed description of the structure and functioning of the optic nerve and attempts at clarifying how anomalies in its development are related with tumor development. The book surveys the most recent diagnostic techniques, such as spectral domain optical coherence tomography, and highlights how these techniques can be employed to evaluate optic nerve layers as well as lesions compressing the visual pathway. Practical references to optic nerve drusen and the changes in the optic nerve due to diabetic retinopathy are also presented. The book is written in a concise fashion and aims at being a major reference to a broad audience, including students, ophthalmologist consultants, neurologists, researchers, and surgeons concerned with optic nerve diseases.

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