Giuseppe Lo Giudice

Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova

Giuseppe Lo Giudice received his medical degree at University of Messina, Italy. His ophthalmological residency was completed at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Padua, Italy. After his residency training, Dr. Lo Giudice became an Assistant at the Ophthalmology Department at Conegliano Hospital and after that he became fellow at the Ophthalmology Department of the Gironcoli Ophthalmic Centre, Conegliano, Treviso, Italy. Since 2007 he has been Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at San Antonio Hospital in Padua. His major field of interest is the developing of new treatments for retinal diseases (proliferative retinopathies, AMD, and diabetic retinopathy). He has more than 20 years of experience in clinical research as well as in clinical trials and laboratory research. Dr. Lo Giudice has performed more than 5000 anterior segment surgery (cataract surgery, phacotrabeculectomy, trabeculectomy, etc.) in the last 5 years. Five hundred vitreo-retinal surgeries due to several vitreoretinal disease (retinal pucker, retinal detachment, and vitreoretinal proliferative disease) have been also performed in the last 2 years at San Antonio Hospital, Padua, Italy.

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible central vision loss in developed countries.There have been rapid developments of therapies that today can halt or even reverse aspects of vision loss resulting from AMD among those most severely affected, and there is promise of future therapies that may prevent vision loss. This book provides an overview about AMD; an update on the current understanding of AMD, pathophysiology, the use of diagnostic tests, the management of both non-neovascular and neovascular AMD as well as future directions in treatment and its limitations. It also looks into the future with potential treatment options that are now under investigation in clinical trials.

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