Vegetative Physiology and Biochemistry

Vegetative Physiology and Biochemistry

The Eye

1st Edition - January 1, 1962

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  • Editor: Hugh Davson
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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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

    VI. Water and Inorganic Constituents

    VII. Lipids

    VIII. Lens Proteins

    IX. Ageing of the Lens

    X. Experimental Cataracts


    6. The Cornea and Sclera

    I. Introduction

    II. Anatomy

    III. The Stroma

    IV. The Limiting Layers

    V. Metabolism and Nutrition

    VI. Neurology

    VII. The Growth Processes


    7. Comparative Anatomy of the Vascular Supply of the Eye in Vertebrates

    I. Introduction

    II. Vascularization of the Ketino-Optic Block

    III. The Blood Supply of the Uveal Tract

    IV. Systematic Treatment

    V. Circulation in Man

    VI. Physio-Anatomical Consideration in the Capillary Patterns of the Optic Pathways

    VII. Relationship Between Pressure in the Eye Vessels and Eye Tension


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1962
  • Published: January 1, 1962
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483261829

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Hugh Davson

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