In the last 30 years, the field of vitreoretinal disease has rapidly evolved into a complex medical/surgical specialty that incorporates a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Even for specialists, it is difficult to keep up with the constant flow of new clinical information; for the general ophthalmologist it is almost impossible. This book fills the gap by offering an up-to-date, clinically oriented, one-volume source that covers the full spectrum of medical and surgical vitreoretinal diseases. Although comprehensive in scope, the book is designed to highlight important points and "pearls" of information in a modern essentials format, making it ideal for everyday use by the specialist and generalist alike. This lavishly illustrated text begins with a basic overview of ocular embryology, anatomy, and physiology, and moves on to the latest diagnostic tools, individual disease states, and specific vitreoretinal procedures. Throughout, there are important management tips and guidelines that can easily be applied in everyday practice.