The Eye Pt IA - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780122069017, 9780323162098

The Eye Pt IA

3rd Edition

Editors: Hugh Davson
eBook ISBN: 9780323162098
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 1984
Page Count: 614
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The Eye, 3rd Edition, Volume lA: Vegetative Physiology and Biochemistry is devoted to the vegetative physiology and biochemistry of the eye. The book reviews significant progress in the anatomy of the eye and its physiological and biochemical aspects, particularly the structure of the tissues concerning the ocular fluid, the flow of aqueous humor, measurement of the intraocular pressure, and the macromolecular composition of the vitreus. This edition is organized into four chapters and begins with an overview of the anatomy of the human eye, paying particular attention to the orbit and adnexa, the eyeball, and motor and supporting apparatus of the eye. The reader is then introduced to the formation of ocular fluid, the structures in immediate contact with it in the ciliary body, and the anatomical aspects of the vascular circulation in the ciliary body. An account of the chemistry of the aqueous humor and factors affecting the intraocular pressure is also given. The book concludes by discussing the structure and function of the vitreus, focusing on the gel vitreus and liquid vitreus, as well as the rheological state and concentration of collagen, NaHA and proteins in the vitreus of various species from humans to frogs. This book is of interest to students and researchers in fields ranging from ocular science to physiology and biochemistry.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Foreword to the First Edition

Chapter 1 Anatomy, Orbit and Adnexa of the Human Eye

I. Introduction

II. The Eyeball

A. General Topography

B. Tunics of the Eyeball

C. Chambers of the Eyeball

D. Lens and Zonular Apparatus

III. Protective Apparatus of the Eyeball

A. The Orbit

B. The Eyelids

C. The Conjunctiva

D. The Lacrimal Apparatus

IV. Motor and Supporting Apparatus of the Eye

A. Striated Muscles.

B. The Non-Striated Muscles

C. Orbital Fascia and Fat



Figures and Legends

Chapter 2 Ocular Fluids

I. Structure of the Tissues in Relation to the Fluid

A. Vascular Circulation

B. The Ciliary Body

C. Canal of Schlemm and the Vascular Plexuses

D. The Iris

II. The Flow of Aqueous Humor

A. Aqueous Veins

B. Passage into the Canal of Schlemm

C. Uveoscleral Drainage

III. Chemistry of the Aqueous Humor

A. Protein

B. Non Colloidal Constituents

IV. Exchanges of Material between the Plasma and Ocular Fluid

A. The Blood-Aqueous Barrier

B. The Blood-Viterous Barrier

C. The Abnormal Blood-Aqueous Barrier

V. Rate of Flow of Aqueous Humor

A. Measurement of Transfer Coefficients

B. Methods Based on Pressure Measurements

C. Conclusions

VI. Anterior and Posterior Chamber Dynamics

A. Diffusion and Flow

B. Losses to Surrounding Tissues

C. Transvitreal Flow

D. Active Transport out of the Aqueous Humor

VII. Chemistry of Posterior and Anterior Aqueous Humors

A. General Considerations

B. Analytical Results

VIII. Mechanisms of Production

A. In vitro Studies

B. In vivo Studies

C. Secretion and Ultrafiltration

IX. Changes in Aqueous Production

A. Inhibitors of Metabolism

B. Hormones

X. Conclusions



Chapter 3 The Intraocular Pressure

I. Measurement of the Intraocular Pressure

A. Manometric Method

B. Tonometers

II. The Normal Intraocular Pressure

A. Comparison of Techniques

B. Pulse

C. Effects of Age

D. Pressure in Animals

E. Diurnal Variation

III. Factors Affecting the Intraocular Pressure

A. General Considerations

IV. Experimental Studies

A. Effect of Arterial Pressure

B. Venous Pressure

C. Osmotic Pressure

D. Inhibition of Secretion

E. Obstruction to Flow

F. Obstruction of Venous Channels

G. Effects of Pressure on Rate of Secretion

H. Nervous Mechanisms in the Control of the Intraocular Pressure

I. Breakdown of the Barrier and Trauma

J. Central Control


Chapter 4 The Vitreus

I. Introduction

II. Gel Vitreus and Liquid Vitreus

A. Gel Vitreus

B. Liquid Vitreus

III. Macromolecular Composition

A. Collagen

B. Na-Hyaluronate

C. Galactosaminoglycans

D. Ichthyosan

E. Proteins

F. Topography of Macromolecules

G. Metabolism

IV. Structural Elements

A. Cells

B. Basal Laminae

C. Cloquet's Canal

D. Fibers

E. Zonules

V. Low Molecular Weight Substances

VI. Development and Aging

A. Development

B. Aging

VII. Physiology

A. Maintenance of the Gel Vitreus

B. The Matrix Compartment

C. The Control of Cell Proliferation and Vascular Invasion


Subject Index


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