eBook The Human Body: The Eye: The Physiology of Human Perception, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302557
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302550
  • DDC: 612.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

The human eye has been the subject of endless fascination. Indeed, the very nature of sensory perception is shaped by the visual cues the brain receives, thus rendering the eye one of the most crucial elements in our comprehension of the world. The structures and functions of the eye are examined in this exhaustive volume that describes how we are able to process what we observe and react accordingly. Detailed diagrams accompany the text and encourage the reader to consider all aspects of this beautiful and complex area of human anatomy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Anatomy of the Eye.
2: The Eye.
3: Outer Tissues of the Eyeball.
4: Cornea.
5: Uveal Tract.
6: Inner Tissues of the Eyeball.
7: Pigmented Epithelium.
8: The Retina.
9: Transparent Media of the Eye.
10: The Aqueous Humour.
11: Vitreous Body.
12: Crystalline Lens.
13: Supporting Structures.
14: Orbit.
15: Eyelids.
16: Tear Ducts and Glands.
17: Extraocular Muscles.
18: Protection and Movements of the Eye.
19: Protective Mechanisms.
20: Innervation.
21: Blink Reflexes.
22: Secretion of Tears.
23: Movements of the Eyes.
24: Axes of the Eye.
25: Actions of the Muscles.
26: Binocular Movements.
27: Nervous Control.
28: Reflex Pathways.
29: Voluntary Centre.
30: Nature of Eye Movements.
31: Work of the Lens System.
32: Refraction.
33: Focusing.
34: Abnormalities of Focus.
35: Accommodation.
36: Pupil Response.
37: Vision and the Retina.
38: Neuron Networks of the Retina.
39: The Work of the Retina.
40: Threshold of Light Detection.
41: Dark Adaptation.
42: Bleaching.
43: Minimum Stimulus for Vision.
44: Inhibition.
45: Flicker.
46: Visual Acuity.
47: Electrophysiology of the Retina.
48: Neurological Basis.
49: The Electroretinogram.
50: Resolving Power.
51: Colour Vision.
52: Spectral Sensitivity.
53: Wavelength Discrimination.
54: Colour Mixing.
55: Young-Helmholtz Theory.
56: Neuron Response to Colour.
57: Cells of the Receptive Field.
58: The Photochemical Process.
59: Rhodopsin.
60: Transduction.
61: Vision and the Brain.
62: The Visual Pathway.
63: Fusion of Retinal Images.
64: The Visual Field.
65: Lateral Geniculate Body.
66: Integration of Retinal Information.
67: Perceptual Aspects of Vision.
68: Relative Positions of Objects.
69: Position in Relation to Observer.
70: Visual Estimates: Directions of Lines.
71: Visual Estimates: Comparison of Lengths.
72: Depth Perception.
73: Binocular Vision.
74: Retinal Rivalry.
75: Ocular Dominance.
76: Binocular Brightness Sensation.
77: Neurons of the Visual Centres.
78: Ganglion Cells.
79: Geniculate Neurons.
80: Cortical Neurons.
81: Diseases of the Outer Eye.
82: Diseases of the Orbit.
83: Inflammation of the Orbit.
84: Tumours of the Orbit.
85: Diseases of the Eyelids.
86: Blepharitis.
87: Sty.
88: Shingles.
89: Malposition of the Lids.
90: Tumours of the Lids.
91: Diseases of the Conjunctiva.
92: Conjunctivitis.
93: Trachoma.
94: Pterygium.
95: Pinguecula.
96: Diseases of the Cornea and Sclera.
97: Inflammation of the Cornea.
98: Keratitis.
99: Scleritis.
100: Degeneration of the Cornea and Sclera.
101: Diseases of the Inner Eye.
102: Uveitis.
103: Anatomical Forms of Uveitis.
104: Diagnosis and Treatment of Uveitis.
105: Tumours of the Uveal Tract.
106: Diseases of the Lens.
107: Cataracts.
108: Lens Dislocation.
109: Diseases of the Retina.
110: Detached Retina.
111: Macular Degeneration.
112: Retinopathy of Prematurity.
113: Coloboma.
114: Diseases of the Optic Nerve.
115: Optic Neuritis.
116: Optic Atrophy.
117: Glaucoma.
118: Visual Disorders and Eye Injuries.
119: Visual Disorders.
120: Floaters, Blind Spots, and Flashes.
121: Visual Field Defect.
122: Nystagmus.
123: Defects of Light and Colour Perception.
124: Eyestrain.
125: Refractive Errors.
126: Vision Loss and Eye Misalignment.
127: Blindness.
128: Double Vision.
129: Ophthalmoplegia.
130: Amblyopia.
131: Strabismus.
132: Ocular Injuries.
133: Foreign Bodies.
134: Chemical and Radiation Injuries.
135: Complications of Systemic Disease.
136: The Central Nervous System.
137: Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension.
138: Diabetes.
139: Thyroid Disease.
140: Exophthalmos.
141: Rheumatoid Arthritis.
142: Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Diseases.
143: Ophthalmology.
144: Optometry.
145: Ophthalmoscope.
146: Ophthalmological Examination.
147: Optical Aids.
148: Eyeglasses.
149: Contact Lenses.
150: Corrective Surgery.
151: LASIK.
152: Photorefractive Keratectomy.
153: Radial Keratotomy.
Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.