The Biology of the Eye

The Biology of the Eye

1st Edition - December 9, 2005

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  • Editor: Jorge Fischbarg
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080476094
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444509253

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Acknowledgement This book is the result of a collective effort. Due to an oversight, mention of three of the contributors who played an especially decisive role in bringing the work to fruition was omitted from the book. They should share fully in the intellectual credits accruing from this publication. I would therefore like to acknowledge and thank the following for their outstanding contributions to editing the work: Dr. Morten Dornonville la Cour (MD, Dr. Med. Sci.) solicited and edited the chapters on retina, RPE, choroid, vitreous, immunology, and sclera. Dr. la Cour is a Lecturer, Eye Department, Copenhagen University Hospital, specializes in vitreoretinal surgery, and frequently lectures in the international scene. A trained mathematician, he has done research in retinal pigment epithelial physiology in the laboratories of Drs. Thomas Zeuthen and Sheldon Miller. Dr. Friedrich P.J. Diecke and Dr. Elliott M. Kanner also provided invaluable editorial assistance. Dr Diecke, who was formerly Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, is a Professor Emeritus at that institution. His research has concentrated on membrane transport mechanisms in lens epithelial cells, corneal endothelial cells and peripheral nerve and on the regulation of vascular smooth muscle contraction. Dr. Elliott M. Kanner was born in Canada in 1970. He graduated from Yale University in 1992 with a BS/MS degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He received his PhD degree from the Rockefeller University in 1999 and his MD degree from Weill/Cornell in 2001. He is currently an Ophthalmology resident at Columbia University. Jorge Fischbarg, December 2005 This book explores the many recent novel ideas about the eye in a systematic and synthetic way. It includes both basic sciences and applications towards clinical research. Chapters include both anatomical and functional descriptions of the different ocular tissues and treatments of a few subjects of practical importance for ophthalmologists. This book is intended for students in basic biomedical science interested in the eye, as well as ophthalmologists a comprehensive source on recent developments in ocular research.

Key Features

* Combines basic science and practical opthalmological subjects
* Written with the simplicity of a textbook, while maintaining the comprehensive and rigorous approach of science papers
* Includes contributions by well-known experts


Researchers, postdoctoral fellows and students in basic fields of biomedical research.

Table of Contents

  • Why the eye is round
    Tears and their secretion
    Corneal epithelium and corneal stroma
    Corneal endothelium
    Ciliary body and ciliary epithelium
    The lens
    The vitreous
    The retina
    Retinal pigment epithelium
    The choroid and optic nerve head
    Innate and adaptive immunity of the eye. Immunology of the eye with focus on control of intraocular inflammatory responses
    Drug delivery to the eye
    The sclera

Product details

  • No. of pages: 406
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2005
  • Published: December 9, 2005
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080476094
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444509253

About the Editor

Jorge Fischbarg

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, and Ophthalmology College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University New York, NY 10032 U.S.A.

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  • Jamil P. Sun Aug 09 2020

    Excelente livro

    Este livros sobre o tema que envolve as especificidades e atributos dos olhos me interessou muito e foi um grande aliado em minhas reflexões. Sou da área do Direito e das Artes Visuais. Escrevo livros sobre técnicas e conceitos do desenho e pintura há pelo menos 15 anos. Nos meus livros trato desde às questões mais básicas, como o conceito da forma, avanço nos conceitos de como elementos no espaço fazem com que a atenção seja guiada por eles; explico como a linha se transforma em tese, em uma base, apoio, mural, rampa ou outro elemento de contenção ou recipiente. Seu simbolismo em uma imagem em movimento e transformação. Abordo também, os fenômeno dos efeitos ilusórios, sob o escopo da luz e a identificação das superfícies, suas dobras, texturas e profundidade. Sensações de temperatura: ponderações conceituais de quente e frio quando trabalhados com a cor, entre outras questões. Pelos conceitos acima exposto, o conteúdo de 'The Biology of the Eye, me auxiliaram substancialmente em meu conhecimento.