The Retina and its Disorders

Edited by

  • Joseph Besharse, Dept of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Dean Bok, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Devid Geffin School of Medicine at UCLA

This selection of articles from the Encyclopedia of the Eye covering retina, optics/optic nerve and comparative topics constitutes the first reference for scientists, post docs, and graduate students with an interest beyond standard textbook materials. It covers the full spectrum of research on the retina - from the basic biochemistry of how nerve cells are created to information on neurotransmitters, comparisons of the structure and neuroscience of peripheral vision systems in different species, and all the way through to injury repair and other clinical applications.
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Students, researchers and practitioners in ophthalmology and optometry, neuroscience, immunology, physiology, cell biology, pharmacology, and related disciplines


Book information

  • Published: April 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-382198-0

Table of Contents

Animal Models of Glaucoma      S I Tomarev           
Chick Metabolism in the Chick Retina     P M Iuvone     
Central Retinal Vein Occlusion      S S Hayreh      
Choroidal Neovascularization      M R Kesen and S W Cousins     
Chromatic Function of the Cones     D H Foster             
Color Blindness: Inherited      J Carroll and D M Tait         
Cone Photoreceptor Cells: Soma and Synapse    R G Smith      
Contrast Sensitivity       P Bex         
Development of the Retinal Vasculature     T Chan-Ling      
Embryology and Early Patterning     P Bovolenta, R Marco-Ferreres, and I Conte     
Fish Retinomotor Movements      B Burnside and C King-Smith       
Hereditary Vitreoretinopathies      S Meredith and M Snead     
Histogenesis, Cell Fate, and Signaling Factors    M Cwinn, B McNeill, A Ha, and V A Wallace   
Immunobiology of Age-Related Macular Degeneration   R L Ufret-Vincenty     
Information Processing in the Retina     F S Werblin          
Inherited Optic Neuropathies      A A Sadun and C F Chicani       
Injury and Repair: Stem Cells and Transplantation   B A Tucker, M J Young, and H J Klassen     
Innate Immune System and the Eye     M S Gregory             
Neuropeptides: Localization      N C Brecha, A A Hirano, and I D Raymond   
The Photoreceptor Outer Segment as a Sensory Cilium   J C Besharse and C Insinna     
Photoresponse in Squid       J Mitchell and W Swardfager        
Retinal Histogenesis       J A Brzezinski, IV and T A Reh   
Retinal Pigment Epithelial–Choroid Interactions   K Ford and P A D’Amore      
Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment     S C Wong, Y D Ramkissoon, and D G Charteris   

 And many more!