The Microenvironment and Vision

  • Joel B. Sheffield
  • S. Robert Hilfer

Part of the Cell and Developmental Biology of the Eye book series (EYE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Patricia A. D’Amore, Alicia Orlidge, Jeffrey Jacobs
    Pages 29-53
  3. John C. Saari, Ann H. Bunt-Milam, Vinod Gaur
    Pages 55-78
  4. W. Gerald Robison Jr., Martin L. Katz
    Pages 95-122
  5. Barbara Buckley, Bruce Freeman
    Pages 123-139
  6. William T. Ham Jr., Harold A. Mueller, R. Kennon Guerry
    Pages 141-158
  7. Robert E. Anderson, Rex D. Wiegand, Laurence M. Rapp, Maureen B. Maude, Muna I. Naash, John S. Penn
    Pages 159-167
  8. Helen H. Hess, J. S. Zigler Jr., T. L. O’Keefe, J. J. Knapka
    Pages 169-194
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 241-247

About this book


The eye has fascinated scientists from the earliest days of biological in­ vestigation. The diversity of its parts and the precision of their interaction make it a favorite model system for a variety of developmental studies. The eye is a particularly valuable experimental system not only because its tissues provide examples of fundamental processes, but also because it is a prominent and easily accessible structure at very early embryonic ages. In order to provide an open forum for investigators working on all aspects of ocular development, a series of symposia on ocular and visual devel­ opment was initiated in 1973. A major objective of the symposia has been to foster communication between the basic research worker and the clinical community. It is our feeling that much can be learned on both sides from this interaction. The idea for an informal meeting allowing maximum ex­ change of ideas originated with Dr. Leon Candeub, who supplied the nec­ essary driving force that made the series a reality. Each symposium has concentrated on a different aspect of ocular development. Speakers have been selected to approach related topics from different perspectives.


biology development developmental biology epidemiology eye macular degeneration metabolism physiology retina

Editors and affiliations

  • Joel B. Sheffield
    • 1
  • S. Robert Hilfer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9154-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4784-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0178-4781
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