Scientific Foundations of Ophthalmology

Author: Edward S. Perkins,David W. Hill

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483281302

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Scientific Foundations of Ophthalmology focuses on scientific grounds of ophthalmology, including anatomy, genetics, pathology, and epidemiology of blindness and blinding diseases. The selection first offers information on aqueous outflow pathway in vertebrate eyes; retinal receptors and pigment epithelium; and vascular supply of the optic disc. Discussions focus on glaucomatous cupping of the optic disc, venous drainage, receptor synapses, outer plexiform layer, primates, and lower mammals. The book then ponders on anatomical and neurophysiological review of cerebral control of ocular movements and the structure and transparency of the cornea. The publication elaborates on the biochemistry of lens, regulation of retinal blood flow, and biochemical basis of toxic amblyopias. The text also takes a look at the hereditary aspects of glaucoma, inborn errors of metabolism, retinal dystrophies, and gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina with hyperornithinaemia. Vitreoretinal degenerations in myopia, retinitis pigmentosa, albinism, lens dislocation, and storage disorders involving complex lipids and carbohydrates are discussed. The selection is highly recommended for ophthalmologists and readers interested in ophthalmology.


Foundations of Ophthalmology

Great Insights that Established the Discipline

Author: Michael F. Marmor,Daniel M. Albert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319596411

Category: Medical

Page: 221

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There have been books over the years discussing the history of ophthalmology, but none that focus directly on just the most critical thinkers whose insights provided the foundation for the discipline. These men and women advanced knowledge about vision, diagnosis, disease mechanisms, and therapy through innovative thinking and perseverance against old ideas. Their stories are intriguing at a personal level and for showing the complexity of advancing medical science and, therefore, should be required reading for anyone practicing ophthalmology. Foundations of Ophthalmology includes giants such as Young (the nature of color and light), Braille (a practical reading system for the blind), Helmholtz (development of the ophthalmoscope), von Graefe (defining glaucoma), Curie (discovery of radiation and the basis of radiation therapy), Gonin (demonstration how to cure retinal detachment), Ridley (serendipity that led to intraocular lenses), and Kelman (development of phacoemulsification that revolutionized cataract surgery).

History of Ophthalmology

Sub auspiciis Academiae Ophthalmologicae Internationalis

Author: Daniel M. Albert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401101272

Category: Medical

Page: 198

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Progress of Lens Biochemistry Research Volume in honour of Prof. Dr. med. J. Nordmann

Volume in honour of Prof. Dr. med. J. Nordmann

Author: O. Hockwin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401015716

Category: Medical

Page: 323

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On August 25,1976 Prof. Dr. med. JEAN NORDMANN, Emeritus Professor of Strasbourg University, will celebrate his 80th anniversary. The task of paying tribute to Professor NORDMANN's many services to ophthalmology in a way worthy of the occasion is so difficult that we decided to concentrate on the focal point of his life's work. In this issue scientists engaged in lens research from allover the world offer reports of their latest findings together with their best wishes and felicitations as a birthday gift to the Nestor of lens research. They thereby express their gratitude to Professor NORDMANN, who, with the lifelong in defatigable enthusiasm of a scientist, has most successfully persued the prob lems of lens metabolism. It is our sincerest hope that we may look forward to many more years in which to take advantage of Professor NORDMANN's superior knowledge. Among the contributions to this festive donation we miss the works of some authors who have always held Professor NORDMANN's special inter est. The editor has received several letters of longstanding friends who would have liked to submit a manuscript but had been unable to meet the deadline: Professor NORDMANN may rest assured that they, too, belong to the great number of congratulators from our field of research. We have been able to make this dedication thanks to Professor HENKES who readily agreed to publish our contributions in Documenta Ophthal mologica. Dr. Junk publishers have done their utmost to ensure prompt publication.

Comprehensive Manual of Ophthalmology

Author: E Ahmed,Ahmed E

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9789350251751

Category: Medical

Page: 406

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Comprehensive Manual of Ophthalmology in which sufficient information has been provided in easy-to-understand language with a definite and uniform format. Many tables have been incorporated for summarizing key facts about different diseases. Enough standard colored illustrations will be of immense help. A short list of Further Readings has been added at the end of each chapter for those who want to persue further on the particular topic. I consider this humble endeavor as a mini textbook of ophthalmology in a refreshingly reader-friendly fashion, which I presume will be quite useful for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, residents and even practicing ophthalmologists.

Smolin and Thoft's The Cornea

Scientific Foundations and Clinical Practice

Author: Gilbert Smolin,Charles Stephen Foster,Dimitri T. Azar,Claes H. Dohlman

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781742061

Category: Medical

Page: 1323

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Smolin and Thoft’s The Cornea is often praised as the best available source of information on corneal and external diseases. This new edition, with its greatly expanded color atlas section, continues to provide guidance on diagnosing and managing problems associated with the cornea. It is now fully updated and contains additional information on corneal surgery, refractive surgery, and stem cell grafting, and a new chapter on optical and therapeutic contact lenses.

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Review Manual for Ophthalmology

Author: Rama D. Jager,Jeffrey C. Lamkin

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781758130

Category: Medical

Page: 414

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The updated Third Edition of this manual is a comprehensive self-assessment review of ophthalmology and a valuable study aid for any ophthalmologist or ophthalmologist-in-training. It contains over 3,000 true/false, matching, and multiple-choice questions covering the entire field of ophthalmology, including the subspecialties. Answers are provided along with brief explanations and extensive references. Several hundred new questions have been added to this new edition, with significantly updated content and revised, expanded explanations. Two new chapters cover General Medicine and International Ophthalmology. This edition also includes more than 100 full-color photographs depicting ocular pathology and ophthalmic conditions.


Atlas of Clinical Ophthalmology

Author: David J. Spalton,Roger A. Hitchings,Paul Hunter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437475

Category: Medical

Page: 764

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"A definite visual feast, this book is a prize for any bookshelf." (American Journal of Ophthalmology, review of the last edition) The 3rd Edition of this critically acclaimed source offers unparalleled visual guidance on state-of-the-art ocular diagnostic imaging, pathology, and surgery. More than 3,400 outstanding photographs and line drawings (over 1,800 in full color) richly capture a full range of common and uncommon eye disorders and the methods used to treat them. Features contributions from 20 world-renowned authorities. Discusses examination, investigation, and diagnosis for each ophthalmic syndrome, as well as relevant embryology, histology, pathology, and ocular manifestations of systemic disease. Offers an organization both by chapter and by ophthalmic subspecialty, making information easy to find. Depicts the very newest imaging and pathology studies and their findings. Covers the latest refractive surgery and LASIK techniques. Delivers over 1,000 completely new illustrations—3,400 in all—over 1,800 in full color.

The Cornea

Scientific Foundations and Clinical Practice

Author: Gilbert Smolin,Richard A. Thoft

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316802703

Category: Medical

Page: 759

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This text covers both basic science and clincal aspects of the cornea and associated external diseases. In this edition the editors have incorporated relevant basic science information into the clinical science chapters. It also contains an expanded surgery section - especially refractive surgery. Emphasis on the third edition is on clinical information (the basic science has been incorporated into the clincial chapters). The clinical section has been expanded by ten per cent to reflect changes in the field.






Clinical Ophthalmology: Contemporary Perspectives - E-Book

Author: A.K. Gupta

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 8131231658

Category: Medical

Page: 842

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Many new developments have taken place in ophthalmology since the publication of the last edition. It therefore became mandatory to revise and update the present edition. To accomplish this many new chapters have been added and the existing ones revised. Thoroughly revised and updated chapters Recent Advances in Lamellar Keratoplasty Principles of Molecular Genetics Intraocular Tumours Recent Advances in Oculoplastic Surgery Ophthalmic Electrodiagnostic Techniques Ultrasonography in Ophthalmology Ocular Coherence Tomography Anterior Segment Trauma Corneal Topography and Wavefront Sensing

Photostasis and Related Phenomena

Author: Theodore P. Williams,Anne B. Thistle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489915494

Category: Medical

Page: 225

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Over the weekend of 21-23 February 1997, a small group gathered in Tallahassee, Florida, at the invitation of Ted Williams, to discuss "photo stasis and related topics." The majority of participants were former students and colleagues of Ted's, but an occasional outsider such as myself was generously included. The papers presented there are collected in this volume. The theory of photo stasis was first outlined in a landmark paper by John Penn and Ted, published in 1986 in Experimental Eye Research. They provided compelling data showing that, in the albino rat eye, levels of rhodopsin, outer-segment length, rhodopsin regeneration rate, and even, perhaps, rhodopsin packing density all depend on the levels of cyclic illumination (12 hours light, 12 hours dark) in which the animal was reared. So, for example, there is fourfold less rhodopsin in a retinal extract derived from an animal reared at 400 lux than in an extract from the retina of an animal reared at 3 lux. Animals reared at intermediate levels of light show intermediate amounts of rhodopsin that are correlated with illumination level. What these data immediately suggested is that the photoreceptor cell can adjust its photon-catching ability in response to the levels of light in which an animal is reared, and they also provided a compelling rationale for outer-segment turnover, a phenomenon discovered 20 years earlier by Richard Young but whose function has remained obscure.

Recent Advances In Retinal Degeneration

Author: Robert E. Anderson,Matthew M. LaVail,Joe G. Hollyfield

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387749044

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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The product of perhaps the most important research meeting in the field, this essential text outlines all the latest research in retinal degeneration. Culled from the proceedings of the International Symposium on the subject, the topics in this volume explore the etiology, cellular mechanisms, epidemiology, models and potential therapeutic measures for the blinding diseases of retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration. A must-read for researchers in the field.

Basic and Clinical Perspectives in Vision Research

A Celebration of the Career of Hisako Ikeda

Author: Jon G. Robbins,M.B. Djamgoz,Anthony Taylor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475793626

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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I have been asked to write a brief foreword to this volume honoring Hisako Ikeda, providing a review of the accomplishments in our field over the past four decades, when Hisako was an active participant. This I am delighted to do. It has been a most exciting time in vision research and Hisako has been right in the middle of much of the excitement, publishing on a wide variety of topics and providing much new data and many new insights. Hisako's research career can be divided by decades into four quite distinct areas of inquiry. In the 1950s, as a student in Japan, her research interests were psychophysical in nature, and she was concerned with visual illusions, figural aftereffects, and motion detec tion. In the 1960s, after her move to London, she began electrophysiological studies. Much of her work in the 1960s was concerned with the electroretinogram (ERG), its components, and the use of this electrical response for evaluating spectral sensitivities of the eye and retinal degenerations. This work represented the beginning of her electrodiagnostic clinical work, which continued until her retirement.