This book considers the etiology and pathogenesis of the diseases that afflict the tissues of the eye and its adnexa, as well as the visual pathways within the central nervous system. It provides a background for the development of rational therapeutic approaches.
Table of Contents
Cell Biology 1. The Cell in Health and Disease 2. Apoptosis Immunologic Reactions 3. Immunological Processes in Disease 4. Intraocular Manifestations of Immune Disorders 5. Extraocular Manifestations of Immune Disorders 6. The Eye in Systemic Immune Disorders 7. Tumor Immunology Infection 8. Viral Disease 9. Bacterial Infections 10. Chlamydial Infections 11. Fungal Infections 12. Protozoal Infections 13. Ocular Diseases due to Helminths 14. Ocular Diseases due to Arthropods Trauma 15. Ocular Trauma 16. Wound Healing 17. Aging 18. Overview of Aging 19. Age-Related Macular Degeneration 20. The Aging Lens Glaucoma 21. Anterior Segment Changes in Glaucoma 22. Posterior Segment Changes in Glaucoma Disorders of the Lens 23. Structure and Biochemistry of the Lens 24. The Types, Morphology, and Causes of Cataracts 25. Biochemistry of Cataracts 26. Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome Disorders of the Retina and Choroid 26. Myopia 27. Other Degenerative and Related Disorders of the Retina and Choroid 28. Retinal Detachment Disorders of the Vitreous 29. Disorders of the Vitreous Disorders of the Anterior Segment 30. Degenerations, Depositions, and Miscellaneous Reactions of the Ocular Anterior Segment Metabolic and Genetic Disorders 31. Overview of Genetic Disorders 32. Genetic Disorders of the Cornea 33. Molecular Genetics of Cataracts 34. Genetics of Glaucoma 35. Genetic Disorders of the Retina and Optic Nerve