© 2017

Advances in Vision Research, Volume I

Genetic Eye Research in Asia and the Pacific

  • Gyan Prakash
  • Takeshi Iwata

Part of the Essentials in Ophthalmology book series (ESSENTIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Gyan Prakash, Takeshi Iwata, S. Natarajan
    Pages 1-8
  3. Maho Oishi, Akio Oishi, Nagahisa Yoshimura
    Pages 31-39
  4. J. Fielding Hejtmancik, Qiwei Wang, Yabin Chen, Zilin Zhong, Jianjun Chen, Sheikh Riazuddin et al.
    Pages 41-53
  5. Hyeong Gon Yu, Un Chul Park, Chang Ki Yoon
    Pages 93-104
  6. Ruifang Sui, Xuan Zou
    Pages 105-109
  7. Katsuhiro Hosono, Shinsei Minoshima, Yoshihiro Hotta
    Pages 111-128
  8. Kazuki Kuniyoshi, Yoshikazu Shimomura
    Pages 137-167
  9. Moeen Riaz, Paul N. Baird
    Pages 169-192
  10. Xiaoxin Li, Lv-Zhen Huang, Peng Zhou, Chi-Chao Chan
    Pages 193-208
  11. Li Jia Chen, Shi Song Rong, Chi Pui Pang
    Pages 209-229
  12. Ashwin Mallipatna, Meghan Marino, Arun D. Singh
    Pages 231-242
  13. Jason C. S. Yam, Winnie W. Y. Lau, Wai Kit Chu, Li Jia Chen, Kwong Wai Choy, Simon T. C. Ko et al.
    Pages 243-258
  14. Sarangapani Sripriya, Rajiv Raman, Nagasamy Soumittra, A. Jayamuruga Pandian
    Pages 259-274

About this book


This book presents the state of the art in genetic eye research in Asia and the Pacific. Though there has been an explosion of information on genetic eye research in western countries, more than sixty percent of the human genes involved in eye diseases in the Asian and Pacific population remain unknown. However, new efforts and a new awareness have sparked important discussions on the subject, and new plans are being implemented to discover the genes responsible for many eye diseases in the population. The book reviews the latest findings; its content ranges from genetic aspects of human migration to DNA sequence analysis, genome-wide association analysis, and disease phenotypes. The efforts of the Asian Eye Genetic Consortium (AEGC) are also discussed. The book’s editors have been instrumental in developing strategies for discovering the new Asian genes involved in many eye diseases. All chapters were written by leading researchers working on Asian eye genetics from the fields of Human Genetics, Ophthalmology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Sensory Sciences, and Clinical Research. Advances in Vision Research, Volume I will prove to be a major resource for all researchers, clinicians, clinical researchers, and allied eye health professionals with an interest in eye diseases among the Asian population.


Asian population Eye diseases Glaucoma Hereditary retinal diseases Occult macular dystrophy Ophthalmic genetics Retinal dystrophies Retinitis pigmentosa

Editors and affiliations

  • Gyan Prakash
    • 1
  • Takeshi Iwata
    • 2
  1. 1.National Eye InstituteNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Tokyo Medical CenterNational Institute of Sensory OrgansTokyoJapan

About the editors

Dr. Gyan Prakash, Director, Office of International Program Activities, National Eye Institute-NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

Dr. Takeshi Iwata, Director, Molecular and Cellular Biology Division, National Institute of Sensory Organs, Tokyo Medical Center, National Hospital Organization, Tokyo, JAPAN

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advances in Vision Research, Volume I
  • Book Subtitle Genetic Eye Research in Asia and the Pacific
  • Editors Gyan Prakash
    Takeshi Iwata
  • Series Title Essentials in Ophthalmology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Essentials in Ophthalmology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan KK 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-4-431-56509-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-4-431-56807-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-4-431-56511-6
  • Series ISSN 1612-3212
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-890X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 523
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
    Human Genetics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site