By Dartt D.A., et al. (eds.)
Because the first complete reference for the attention, its aid buildings, illnesses, and coverings, Encyclopedia of the attention is a vital source for all visible scientists, ophthalmologists, and optometrists, in addition to researchers in immunology, infectious ailment, cellphone biology, neurobiology and similar disciplines. This four-volume reference is exclusive in its assurance of data on all tissues very important for imaginative and prescient, together with the retina, cornea and lens. It additionally covers the physiological and pathophysiologic strategies that have an effect on all eye tissues. This Encyclopedia is worthwhile for graduate scholars and postdoctoral fellows who're looking an advent to a space of eye study. every one bankruptcy explains the fundamental strategies and offers references to appropriate chapters in the Encyclopedia and extra specific articles around the wider examine literature. The Encyclopedia can also be really priceless for visible scientists and practitioners who're studying a brand new region, looking deeper figuring out of significant examine articles in fields adjoining to their very own, or reviewing a supply outdoor their speedy specialty. contains many complete color, prime quality figures and pictures all through, to obviously illustrate the complicated methods underlying functionTopics coated span the breadth of contemporary eye researchOnline variation contains multimedia filesEach article written via a number one specialist within the fieldEach article supplies a transparent review of the sphere with references valuable for extensive readingEasy to discover similar articles by way of large cross-referencingCurrent details that would be systematically updatedTogether with Darlene Dartt, Director of clinical Affairs at Schepens Eye Institute, senior editors Reza Dana, Chair Opthalmology Harvard scientific institution, and Joseph Besharse, Chair division cellphone Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, clinical university Wisconsin, are major a staff of part editors and authors together with the crème de l. a. crème in eye study
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Beyond the limbal and conjunctival epithelia, it ranges in one direction through the lacrimal excretory ducts and network of ducts to the acini of the lacrimal gland. In the other direction it ranges through the lacrimal drainage system to the oral and pharyngeal mucosae; through ducts to the acini of the salivary glands, through the airways to the alveoli of the lungs; through the mucosae of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, and colon; through ducts to the acini of the pancreas; and through ducts to the canaliculi of the liver.
It is unsurprising, therefore, that visual acuity falls quickly with increasing distance from the fovea (Figure 4). This is one reason for the severely reduced visual acuity of people with central vision loss from diseases such as age-related macular disease. Visual Acuity over Life Over the first year of life, visual acuity assessed by a preferential looking test appears to be reasonably stable 250 Letter visual acuity (min arc) 30 200 150 100 50 0 0 10 20 30 40 Eccentricity (Њ) 50 60 Figure 4 Letter visual acuity measured in peripheral vision as a function of degrees of eccentricity.