Gui-Shuang Ying

University of Pennsylvania United States of America

Dr Ying is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, a faculty biostatistician in the Center of Preventive Ophthalmology and Biostatistics at the Department of Ophthalmology, and an Associate Scholar at the Department of Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He has more than 10 years of research experience in Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and is the senior biostatistician for several multi-center AMD clinical trials, including the Complications of AMD Prevention Trial (CAPT), and the Comparison of AMD Treatment Trials (CATT). He collaborates with ophthalmologists and vision scientists and has authored or co-authored more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Dr Ying received a MD in Preventive Medicine and a MPH in Toxicology, both from ZheJiang University in China, and a PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States.

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Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the developed countries. In the past decade, great progress has been made in understanding the pathobiology and genetics of this blinding disease, as well as in finding new therapies for its treatment. These include the discovery of several genes that are associated with the risk of AMD, new anti-VEGF treatments for wet AMD and new imaging techniques to diagnose and monitor the AMD. All chapters in this book were contributed by outstanding research scientists and clinicians in the area of AMD. I hope this timely book will provide the basic scientists and clinicians with an opportunity to learn about the recent advances in the field of AMD.

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