Encyclopedia Of Eye, 1st Edition

  • Joseph Besharse
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  • ISBN-10: 012374203X
  • ISBN-13: 9780123742032
  • DDC: 612.8403
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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As the first comprehensive reference for the eye, its support structures, diseases, and treatments, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE EYE is an important resource for all visual scientists, ophthalmologists, and optometrists, as well as researchers in immunology, infectious disease, cell biology, neurobiology and related disciplines. This four-volume reference is unique in its coverage of information on all tissues important for vision, including the retina, cornea and lens. It also covers the physiological and pathophysiologic processes that affect all eye tissues. This Encyclopedia is invaluable for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are seeking an introduction to an area of eye research. Each chapter explains the basic concepts and provides references to relevant chapters within the Encyclopedia and more detailed articles across the wider research literature. The Encyclopedia is also particularly useful for visual scientists and practitioners who are researching a new area, seeking deeper understanding of important research articles in fields adjacent to their own, or reviewing a grant outside their immediate area of expertise.Written by experts at a level that permits students to grasp key elements of a specific subject Provides an entryway into the major features of current eye research No other source puts this much information, so well-indexed and with so many helpful full color figures and graphics, in the hands of the ophthalmic scientist.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editors Biographies.
Editors Affiliations.
Subject Classification.
Guide to Use of the Encyclopedia.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Abnormal Eye Movements due to Disease of the Extraocular Muscles and Their Innervation.
2: Accommodation.
3: The Active Pulley Hypothesis.
4: Acuity.
5: Adaptive Immune System and the Eye: Mucosal Immunity.
6: Adaptive Immune System and the Eye: T Cell-Mediated Immunity.
7: Adaptive Optics.
8: Alternative Visual Cycles in Müller Cells.
9: Amblyopia.
10: Anatomically Separate Rod and Cone Signaling Pathways.
11: Anatomy and Regulation of the Optical Nerve Blood Flow.
12: Angiogenesis in Inflammation.
13: Angiogenesis in Response to Hypoxia.
14: Angiogenesis in the Eye.
15: Angiogenesis in Wound Healing.
16: Animal Models of Glaucoma.
17: Anti-Angiogenic Properties of Vitreous.
18: Antigen-Presenting Cells in the Eye and Ocular Surface.
19: Artificial Cornea.
20: Astigmatism.
21: Avascularity of the Cornea.
22: Binocular Vergence Eye Movements and the Near Response.
23: Biological Properties of the Trabecular Meshwork Cells.
24: The Biology of Schlemm’s Canal.
25: Biomechanics of Aqueous Humor Outflow Resistance*.
26: Biomechanics of the Optic Nerve Head*.
27: Blinking Mechanisms.
28: Blood–Retinal Barrier.
29: Breakdown of the Blood–Retinal Barrier.
30: Breakdown of the Retinal Pigmented Epithelium Blood–Retinal Barrier.
31: Cellular Origin, Formation and Turnover of the Vitreous.
32: Central Retinal Vein Occlusion.
33: Chick Metabolism in the Chick Retina.
34: Choroidal Neovascularization.
35: Chromatic Function of the Cones.
36: Ciliary Blood Flow and its Role for Aqueous Humor Formation.
37: The Circadian Clock in the Retina Regulates Rod and Cone Pathways.
38: Circadian Photoreception.
39: Circadian Regulation of Ion Channels in Photoreceptors.
40: Circadian Rhythms in the Fly’s Visual System.
41: Color Blindness: Acquired.
42: Color Blindness: Inherited.
43: The Colorful Visual World of Butterflies.
44: Concept of Angiogenic Privilege.
45: Cone Photoreceptor Cells: Soma and Synapse.
46: Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders.
47: Conjunctiva Immune Surveillance.
48: Conjunctival Goblet Cells.
49: Contact Lenses.
50: Contrast Sensitivity.
51: Control of Aqueous Humor Flow.
52: Coordinating Division and Differentiation in Retinal Development.
53: Corneal Angiogenesis.
54: Corneal Dystrophies.
55: Corneal Endothelium: Overview.
56: Corneal Epithelium: Cell Biology and Basic Science.
57: Corneal Epithelium: Response to Infection.
58: Corneal Epithelium: Transport and Permeability.
59: Corneal Epithelium: Wound Healing Junctions, Attachment to Stroma Receptors, Matrix Metalloproteinases, Intracellular Communications.
60: Corneal Imaging: Clinical.
61: Corneal Nerves: Anatomy.
62: Corneal Nerves: Function.
63: Corneal Scars.
64: The Corneal Stroma.
65: Cornea Overview.
66: Cortical Cataract.
67: Cranial Nerves and Autonomic Innervation in the Orbit.
68: The Cytoskeletal Network of the Trabecular Meshwork*.