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As the first comprehensive reference for the eye, its support structures, diseases, and treatments, Encyclopedia of the Eye is an important resource for all visual scientists, ophthalmologists, and optometrists, as well as researchers in immunology, infectious disease, cell biology, neurobiology and related disciplines. This four-volume reference is unique in its coverage of information on all tissues important for vision, including the retina, cornea and lens. It also covers the physiological and pathophysiologic processes that affect all eye tissues. This encyclopedia is invaluable for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are seeking an introduction to an area of eye research. Each chapter explains the basic concepts and provides references to relevant chapters within the encyclopedia and more detailed articles across the wider research literature. The encyclopedia is also particularly useful for visual scientists and practitioners who are researching a new area, seeking deeper understanding of important research articles in fields adjacent to their own, or reviewing a grant outside their immediate area of expertise. Key Features * Written by experts at a level that permits students to grasp key elements of a specific subject * Provides an entryway into the major features of current eye research * No other source puts this much information, so well-indexed and with so many helpful full color figures and graphics, in the hands of the ophthalmic scientist Edited by Joseph Besharse and Reza Dana ; Darlene A. Dartt The Encyclopedia contains more than 260 chapters in total across several sections. Sections include: Aqueous humor dynamics and optic nerve – edited by Ernst Tamm Comparative eye – edited by Barbara Battelle Immune Homeostasis of the eye – edited by Jerry Niederkorn Lens – edited by David Beebe Ocular Surface – edited by Henry Edelhauser Orbit – edited by Linda McLoon Retina – edited by Dean Bok & Joseph Besharse Retinal development – edited by Thomas Reh Vascular biology – edited by Patricia D’Amore Visual optics – edited by Peter Bex Vitreous – edited by Paul Bishop