Neurobiology and Clinical Aspects of the Outer Retina

  • M. B. A. Djamgoz
  • S. N. Archer
  • S. Vallerga

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Simon Archer
    Pages 79-104
  3. Satoru Kawamura
    Pages 105-131
  4. Mustafa B. A. Djamgoz, Hans-Joachim Wagner, Paul Witkovsky
    Pages 155-193
  5. Mark W. Hankins
    Pages 195-220
  6. Stephen Yazulla
    Pages 249-271
  7. Richard Shiells
    Pages 297-324
  8. Peter Sterling, Robert G. Smith, Rukmini Rao, Noga Vardi
    Pages 325-348
  9. Masao Tachibana
    Pages 349-368
  10. Andreas Reichenbach, Stephen R. Robinson
    Pages 395-416
  11. Alan C. Bird
    Pages 417-446
  12. Eberhart Zrenner, Eckart Apfelstedt-Sylla, Klaus Rüther
    Pages 447-460
  13. Ivan Bodis-Wollner, Andrea Antal
    Pages 473-492
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 493-501

About this book


This book deals with the cellular biology, biochemistry and physiology of photoreceptors and their interactions with the second-order neurons, bipolar and horizontal cells. The focus is upon the contributions made by these neurons to vision. Thus the basic neurobiology of the outer retina is related to the visual process, and visual defects that could arise from abnormalities in this part of the retina are highlighted in the first 16 chapters. Since all vertebrate retinas have the same basic structure and physiological plan, examples are given from a variety of species, with an emphasis upon mammals, extending to human vision. The last four chapters approach the problem from the other end. This part of the book covers a range of clinical conditions involving visual abnormalities that are due to cellular defects in the outer retina. Although the contents of this book do not represent the proceedings of a conference, the concept arose at an international symposium on 'Recent Advances in Retinal Research' which was held at the International Marine Centre in Oristano, Sardinia. We hope that the book will give a coherent, up to date review of the neurobiology and clinical aspects of the outer retina and encourage further integration of these areas. Retinal neurobiology has been an intense field of investigation for several decades. More recently, it has seen significant advances with the application of modern techniques of cell and molecular biology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. B. A. Djamgoz
    • 1
  • S. N. Archer
    • 2
  • S. Vallerga
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.International Marine CentreOristanoItaly
  3. 3.Institute of Cybernetics and BiophysicsItalian National Research CouncilGenoaItaly

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