Degenerative Diseases of the Retina

  • Robert E. Anderson
  • Matthew M. LaVail
  • Joe G. Hollyfield

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Zong-Yi Li, Ann H. Milam
    Pages 1-8
  3. D. T. Organisciak, R. K. Kutty, M. Leffak, P. Wong, S. Messing, B. Wiggert et al.
    Pages 9-17
  4. Charlotte E. Remé, Michael Weller, Piotr Szczesny, Kurt Munz, Farhad Hafezi, Jörg-Joachim Reinboth et al.
    Pages 19-25
  5. Suhui Li, Cheng-Jong Chang, Andrew S. Abler, Mark O. M. Tso
    Pages 27-38
  6. O. Goureau, F. Becquet, Y. Courtois
    Pages 61-68
  7. Thomas H. Roderick, Bo Chang, Norman L. Hawes, John R. Heckenlively
    Pages 77-85
  8. P. M. Leuenberger, Y. Gambazzi, E. Rungger-Brändle
    Pages 87-94
  9. James J. Plantner, Timothy A. Quinn, George J. Dwyer
    Pages 95-103
  10. Grazyna Adamus, Henry Ortega, Lundy Campbell, Anatol Arendt, Paul A. Hargrave
    Pages 105-110
  11. E. El-Hifnawi, H.-J. Hettlich, C. Falk
    Pages 111-118
  12. Monica M. Stiemke, Joe G. Hollyfield
    Pages 129-137
  13. Luke Qi Jiang, Duco Hamasaki, Jessica Zuletta, Marianela Jorquera
    Pages 163-175

About this book


In 1984, we organized a two-day symposium on retinal degenerations as part of the biennial meeting of the VI International Society for Eye Research, held in Alicante, Spain. The success of this first meeting led to the second held, two years later in Sendai, Japan, organized as a satellite of the VII ISER. We were fortunate that these meetings began at a time of vigorous research activity in the area of retinal degenerations, thanks to the financial support of the Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation and the strong encouragement of its scientific director, Dr. Alan Laties. Significant advances were made so that every two years scientists were eager to meet to share their findings. The programs included presentations by both basic and clinical researchers with ample time for informal discussions in a relaxed atmos­ phere. Many investigators met for the first time at these symposia and a number of fruitful collaborations were established. This book contains the proceedings of the VI International Symposium on Retinal Degenerations held November 6-10, 1994, in Jerusalem. As with the other meetings, some new areas were covered. One session was devoted to apoptosis, an important process involved in cell death in inherited retinal degenerations. Another session was on invertebrate photoreceptors, where numerous mutations have now been identified that lead to altered function or degeneration of the retina. All participants were invited to submit chapters and most complied. We thank them for their contributions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert E. Anderson
    • 1
  • Matthew M. LaVail
    • 2
  • Joe G. Hollyfield
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma CityUSA
  2. 2.University of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.The Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5774-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1897-6
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