Encyclopedia of the Eye - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123741981, 9780123742032

Encyclopedia of the Eye

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780123741981
eBook ISBN: 9780123742032
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th April 2010
Page Count: 2344
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


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

Table of Contents

Article Title Lead Author

1 Adaptive immune system and the eye: mucosal immunity, Austin Mircheff

2 Adaptive Immune System and the eye: T Cell-mediated immunity, Kyle McKenna

3 Innate Immune System and the eye, Meredith Gregory-Ksander

4 Role of Complement in Ocular Immune Response, Nalini Bora

5 Dynamic Immunoregulatory Processes that Sustain Immune Privilege in the Eye, Jerry Niederkorn

6 Immunosuppressive and Anti-Inflammatory Molecules that maintain Immune privilege of the Eye, Andy Taylor

7 Antigen Presenting Cells in the Eye and Ocular Surface, Pedram Hamrah

8 Angiogenesis in the Eye, Claus Cursiefen

9 Dry Eye: An Immune-Based Inflammation, Michael E. Stern

10 Penetrating Keratoplasty, D F P Larkin

11 Immunopathogenesis of HSV Keratitis, Robert Hendricks

12 Immunopathogenesis of Onchocerciasis (River Blindness), Eric Pearlman

13 Immunopathogenesis of Pseudomonas Keratitis, Linda Hazlett

14 Pathogenesis and Immunology of Bacterial Endophthalmitis, Mike Gilmore

15 Immunobiology of Acanthamoeba Keratitis, Jerry Niederkorn

16 Immunopathogenesis of Experimental Uveitic Diseases, Rachel Caspi

17 Pathogenesis of Uveitis in Humans, John Forrester

18 Immunobiology of Age-related Macular Degeneration, Rafael Ufret-Vincenty

19 Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms in Allergic Conjunctivitis, Virginia Calder

20 Immunobiology of Uveal Melanoma, Martine Jager

22 Pathogenesis of Fungal Keratitis, Eric Pearlman

23 Lens Structure, David Beebe

24 Lens determination and induction, Richard Lang

25 Lens fiber cell differentation, Michael Robinson

28 Normal age-related changes - crystallin modifications, lens hardening, Kirsten Lampi

30 Lens regeneration, Panagiotis Tsonis

31 Structure and evolution of the crystallins, Graeme


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"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