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Encyclopedia of the Eye, Four-Volume Set

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.


This encyclopedia is invaluable for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are seeking an introduction to an area of eye research.

Hardbound, 2344 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374198-1


  • "The excellent pedagogical quality of the figures is well-integrated with the text. The Eye has fulfilled the Editors' plan to provide a modern reference work that covers the basic science of the eye, and provides the reader with easily understandable articles. With regard to their plan to make the reference work accessible to a wide variety of students, researchers, engineers, optometrists and ophthalmologists, The Eye is a testimony that they succeeded in their quest…The editors and the contributors are to be congratulated for providing the eye community with a useful and recommended reference book."--Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol (2011) 249:1909-1911


  • The Encyclopedia contains more than 260 chapters in total across several sections. Sections include:

    Aqueous humor dynamics and optic nerve – edited by Ernst Tamm
    Comparative eye – edited by Barbara Battelle
    Immune Homeostasis of the eye – edited by Jerry Niederkorn
    Lens – edited by David Beebe
    Ocular Surface – edited by Henry Edelhauser
    Orbit – edited by Linda McLoon
    Retina – edited by Dean Bok & Joseph Besharse
    Retinal development – edited by Thomas Reh
    Vascular biology – edited by Patricia D’Amore
    Visual optics – edited by Peter Bex
    Vitreous – edited by Paul Bishop


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