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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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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