Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Diabetic Retinopathy

Jeffery Grigsby

Texas Tech University


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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.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 15th 2019

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: November 5th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: January 4th 2020

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Review results due: March 24th 2020

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Expected publication date: May 23rd 2020

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About the editor

Jeffery Grigsby

Texas Tech University

Dr. Jeffery Grigsby has worked as a clinician in optometry/ophthalmology practices in Texas for over 30 years. He was already respected as a clinician, lecturer, and leader in eye care, but wanted to do more to advance the level of care for those patients with diabetes. As a result, mid-career he went back to school and pursued a graduate degree working in cell biology. Since that time, he has done basic research and writing in the area of ocular cell biology. He also has performed clinical trials on the response of the cornea to refractive surgery. Currently, he continues to work as a clinician and manages Vision Health Specialties, instructs interns for the University of Houston, College of Optometry, teaches the ophthalmology section for the physician assistants program at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center, works as a clinic director for Eye LASIK Midland, and writes and researches diabetic retinopathy and corneal refractive surgery.

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