Vegetative Physiology and Biochemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483230900, 9781483261829

Vegetative Physiology and Biochemistry

1st Edition

The Eye

Editors: Hugh Davson
eBook ISBN: 9781483261829
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1962
Page Count: 456
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Description

The Eye: Volume 1, Vegetative Physiology and Biochemistry is a compendium of papers that describes the physiology of the eye, particularly its gross anatomy and embryology including its intra-ocular fluids, the intra-ocular pressure, the vitreous body, lens, cornea, and sciera. Several papers review the eyeball, the protective apparatus of the eye, the structure of the tissue in relation to the intra-ocular fluids, and the flow of aqueous humor. Several methods can be used to measure the intra-ocular pressure such as the manometric method and the tonometer. Giles (1959) reports that tonometer measurements in the newborn are within the normal adult range. One paper notes that in man, liquefaction of the vitreous body (the clear jelly-like structure which fills the space between retina and lens,) which is caused by dissolution of the fibrous network, is never repaired. This suggests that new fibers are either not formed or are formed in insufficient amounts. Another paper examines the relationship between pressure in the eye vessels and eye tension. Investigators and researches in the fields of physiology, psychology, ophthalmology, and in all branches of ocular physiology will find the compendium very rewarding.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors


Foreword


Contents of Volume 2


Contents of Volume 3


Contents of Volume 4


I. The Gross Anatomy and Embryology of the Eye


I. Introduction


II. The Eyeball


III. The Protective Apparatus of the Eye


IV. The Motor and Supporting Apparatus of the Eye


V. The Visual Pathway


VI. Embryology


References


Vegetative Physiology and Biochemistry


2. The Intra-Ocular Fluids


I. Structure of the Tissues in Eelation to the Fluid


II. The Flow of Aqueous Humour


III. Chemistry of the Aqueous Humour


IV. Exchanges of Material Between Plasma and Ocular Fluids


V. Eate of Flow of Aqueous Humour


VI. Posterior and Anterior Aqueous Humours


VII. Experimental Modifications of the Secretory Process


VIII. The Elasmobranch Aqueous Humour


References


3. The Intra-Ocular Pressure


I. Measurement of the Intra-Ocular Pressure


II. The Normal Intra-Ocular Pressure


III. Factors Affecting the Intra-Ocular Pressure


IV. Experimental Studies


References


4. The Vitreous Body


I. Development


II. Structural Elements of the Vitreous Body


III. The Vitreous Humour


IV. Developmental and Comparative Chemistry of the Vitreous Body


References


5. The Lens


I. Structure and Function


II. General Metabolism of the Lens


III. Phosphorus-Containing Compounds


IV. Glutathione and Ophthalmic Acid


V. Ascorbic Acid and Inositol

Details

No. of pages:
456
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1962
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483261829

About the Editor

Hugh Davson

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