© 1984

Molecular and Cellular Basis of Visual Acuity

  • S. Robert Hilfer
  • Joel B. Sheffield
Conference proceedings

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. P. A. Dudley, J. P. Alligood, P. J. O’Brien
    Pages 13-30
  3. R. B. Barlow, S. C. Chamberlain, L. Kass
    Pages 31-53
  4. N. C. Brecha, H. J. Karten
    Pages 107-135
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 177-184

About these proceedings


The Seventh Symposium on Ocular and Visual Development was held in October, 1982. The aim of the meeting was to develop a broad perspective on visual acuity. The subject was discussed initially in terms of molecular events of photoreception, and the metabolism of the photoreceptor ele­ ments. Subsequent papers presented the development and complexity of the neurocircuitry and transmitter systems in the retina that process the visual information prior to transfer to the brain. The meeting concluded with a series of papers on behavioral and physiological methods of mea­ surement of visual acuity in humans, particularly young children. This volume arose from the papers presented at the meeting. We feel that the juxtaposition of research of broadly differing methodologies will be stim­ ulating, rather than daunting, and will generate an enhanced understand­ ing of this complex subject. We are indebted to our colleagues: Dr. M. Mote from Temple University, and Drs. J. Siegfried, P. Dayhaw-Barker, and L. Press from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry for their expertise and assistance in the organization of the meeting; to the speakers for their presentations and contributions to this volume; and to the reviewers of the manuscripts for their helpful comments. This symposium could not have been held without the generous support of the Temple University College of Arts and Sciences and the Pennsyl­ vania College of Optometry. We also thank Merck, Sharp and Dohme, Inc. for their donation.


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Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Molecular and Cellular Basis of Visual Acuity
  • Editors S.R. Hilfer
    J.B. Sheffield
  • Series Title Cell and Developmental Biology of the Eye
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-90964-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-9751-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-5236-8
  • Series ISSN 0178-4781
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 184
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microbiology
    Cell Biology
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