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The Retina and its Disorders

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.


Students, researchers and practitioners in ophthalmology and optometry, neuroscience, immunology, physiology, cell biology, pharmacology, and related disciplines

Hardbound, 910 Pages

Published: April 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-382198-0


  • 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!  


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