Ocular Periphery and Disorders

1st Edition


  • Darlene A. Dartt
  • Peter Bex
  • Patricia D’Amore
  • Reza Dana
  • Linda Mcloon
  • Jerry Niederkorn
  • Ocular Periphery and Disorders

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    This selection of articles from the Encyclopedia of the Eye is the first single-volume overview presenting articles on the function, biology, physiology, and pathology of the structures of the ocular periphery, as well as the related disorders and their treatment. The peripheral structures are implicated in a number of important diseases, including optic neuritis, thyroid eye disease, and strabismus. The volume offers a basic science background of these topics rather than a strictly clinical focus.

    Key Features

    • The first single volume to integrate comparative studies into a comprehensive resource on the neuroscience of the ocular periphery
    • Chapters are carefully selected from the Encyclopedia of the Eye by the world's leading vision researchers
    • The best researchers in the field provide their conclusions in the context of the latest experimental results


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


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    About the authors

    Darlene A. Dartt

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School

    Reza Dana

    In addition to his role as Senior Scientist and Co-Director at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Dr. Reza Dana holds the Claes H. Dohlman Chair in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. He is Director of the Cornea & Refractive Surgery Service at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear, and serves as the Vice Chairman of the Harvard Department of Ophthalmology and Associate Chief of Ophthalmology for Academic Programs at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, he completed his bachelor’s (Phi Beta Kappa), graduate, and medical education at Johns Hopkins University. He performed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago, followed by a clinical fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Reza then completed additional fellowship training in Immunology and Uveitis at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and in Ocular and Transplantation Immunology at the Schepens Eye Research Institute. Dr. Dana also holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Harvard University. Reza has been a member of the full-time Harvard faculty since 1995. As a clinician-scientist, he has a particular interest in the molecular and cellular mechanisms of inflammation as they pertain to the ocular surface and anterior segment pathologies, including dry eye, allergy, wound healing responses, and transplant rejection.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA, USA