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New York/Stuttgart - Retinal involvement in systemic disorders, such as diabetes mellitus, is a major cause of morbidity and impairment of quality of life. Early recognition of such a disease by screening is a key factor in a patient receiving effective medical treatment. In The Retina in Systemic Disease: A Color Manual of Ophthalmoscopy, published by Thieme, step-by-step instructions on ophthalmoscopy techniques allows physicians with limited prior experience to perform thorough retinal examinations.

"The aim of this book is to provide an illustrated manual of the basic principles and practical aspects of ophthalmoscopy," states Homayoun Tabandeh, MD.

Ophthalmoscopy is an examination of the back section of the eyeball (fundus), which includes the retina and blood vessels. This concise and thorough manual is a practical reference for using this method in recognizing retinal manifestations of systemic diseases and confidently developing a diagnosis on the basis of such findings.

Using high-quality images, the authors present the various retinal manifestations of systemic disease and important concepts. The more than 300 color clinical photographs illustrate each topic. Illustrations, succinct descriptions together with bulleted text, assist in making the material more reader-friendly.

The Retina in Systemic Disease serves as a visual tool for medical students, ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents, and optometrists as well as specialists working in a wide range of areas with in the medical field such as cardiovascular medicine and pediatrics.

"I wish that this color manual of the retina had been available when I was training in internal medicine and rheumatology," says David B. Hellmann, MD, MACP, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore Maryland.

About the Authors

Homayoun Tabandeh, MD, private practice, Beverly Hills, California; Morton F. Goldberg, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a privately held scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme visit


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