About the book
Types 1 and 2 diabetes afflict those in locales around the globe. Aside from the daily management of diabetes, those individuals with the disease are forced to deal with the potential long term consequences of elevated blood glucose such as blindness. Concurrently, around the globe, a small army of researchers and clinicians have committed much of their time and energy into solving the mysteries of diabetic retinopathy. The purpose of this book is to provide an avenue for that scattered army to report its findings.
The proposed book Diabetic Retinopathy can be divided into two sections: Clinical Issues, and Basic Science. The Basic Science section of the book will report on developing laboratory and animal work that is being done in an effort to understand the remaining mysteries as to why retinopathy develops and point out potential treatments which could be investigated in clinical trials. The Clinical Issues section will encompass currently investigated systemic treatments which could potentially be used in an effort to help patients avoid or inhibit retinopathy, as well as current and future ocular treatments to help prevent the development of or treat retinopathy which is already present.
It is my hope that clinicians and researchers will find this an attractive avenue to present their findings and I pledge to them my assistance in presenting their messages.