Biochemistry of the Eye


  • David Whikehart, PhD, Professor of Physiological Optics, School of Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

General biochemistry is discussed in each chapter. Many examples of biochemical pathology and disease processes, such as age-related cataract formation and ocular diabetes, are described.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7152-1

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Water and Ocular Fluids: Physical Chemistry of Ocular Fluids
Chapter 2 Proteins: Essential Components of the Eye
Chapter 3 Enzymes: Ocular Catalysts
Chapter 4 Carbohydrates
Chapter 5 Lipids
Chapter 6 Hormones
Chapter 7 Nucleic Acids
Chapter 8 Neurotransmitters and Neurotransmission
Chapter 9 Immunochemistry
Chapter 10 Biochemistry Pathways