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Optic Nerve - New Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches

Felicia M. Ferreri

University of Messina

Prof. Felicia M. Ferreri graduated summa cum laude from the University of Messina, Italy in 1998. 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


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The optic nerve is one of the largest nerve bundles in the human central nervous system and its structure and functioning have been extensively studied in the past years. Modern diagnosis techniques are now available and, for instance, we can leverage advanced imaging techniques which help us provide insights into a range of disorders such as neuritis associated with multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, glaucoma, and Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy, ischemic optic neuropathy. Other optic nerve disorders are caused by external toxic agents such as drugs, metals, organic solvents, and methanol. Nutritional deficiencies (especially those related to an insufficient intake of B vitamins, folic acid, and proteins) are also crucial factors in reducing optic nerve functionality.

This book will aim to survey the most recent diagnostic techniques as well as the most promising therapeutic options we can count on to deal with optic nerve disorders. The audience of the book is quite wide and it aims at being the main entry to this fascinating topic for students, clinicians, and researchers.

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Date completed: March 25th 2022

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Felicia M. Ferreri

University of Messina

Felicia M. Ferreri graduated summa cum laude from the University of Messina, Italy, in 1998 and completed her ophthalmology residency at the Policlinico Universitario, Messina, in 2002. She interned at the Corneal Section of San Raffaele Hospital in Milan and at the Pediatric Ophthalmology Diseases Section of Hospital Careggi in Florence. She spent research periods at Virginio del Rocio hospital in Seville, San Carlos hospital in Madrid, the Royal Bolton Hospital in Manchester, and Universidade Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro. She served as co-investigator of 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 and edited two IntechOpen Books.

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