By D. Virgil Alfaro III MD, Peter E. Liggett MD, William F. Mieler MD, Hugo Quiroz-Mercado MD, Rama D. Jager MD MBA FACS, Yasuo Tano MD
A well known crew of retina surgeons offers promising new advancements in age-related macular degeneration, with emphasis at the most vital advances some time past 5 years. content material addresses all facets of administration, together with anatomy, body structure, and pathophysiology; imaging of the macula in age-related macular degeneration; prevention measures and therapy; therapy; and destiny instructions. Abundantly illustrated and beautifully prepared, this ebook serves as a good reference and textbook.
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In between the plasma membrane and the basement membrane an accumulation of material, including widespaced collagen occurs. This material is called basal laminar deposit. External to the basement membrane a material called basal linear deposit accumulates. This material has a high lipid content with membranous debris. Mounds of this material are visible as soft drusen. With age there is also an increased amount of lipofuscin in the RPE cell as well as thickening, calcification, and potential fracture (not shown) of Bruch's membrane.