Table of Contents

Development of the retina.
Anatomy and physiology of the retina.
Electroretinographic testing in infants and children.
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).
Optic nerve malformations.
Inborn errors of metabolism affecting the retina.
Phacomatoses.
Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV).
A language for retinoblastoma: guidelines and standard operating procedures.
Coats' disease.
Pediatric hereditary macular degenerations.
Generalized inherited retinal dystrophies.
Vitreoretinal dystrophies.
Macular choroidal neovascularization and defects in Bruch's membrane in children.
Proliferative retinopathies in children.
Infectious diseases of the pediatric retina.
Abusive head trauma/shaken baby syndrome.
Pediatric retinal trauma.
Pediatric uveitis. Pediatric retinal diseases are not simply retinal diseases that occur in children; rather, they are unique disorders that often are not found in adults. This textbook of the pediatric retina offers in-depth guidance on congenital and acquired diseases of the retina in the pediatric population. It is organized according to disease onset and timing, as well as anatomy. All chapters are written by leading authorities in the field from both the pediatric and the retinal perspective. A multidisciplinary approach to the topic is adopted, and critical information is included on disease classification.