Clinical Light Damage to the Eye

  • David Miller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Nature of Light and of Light Damage to Biological Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Louis Erhardt, David Miller
      Pages 3-15
  3. Light Damage to the Eye

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. P. John Anderson, David L. Epstein
      Pages 35-53
    3. David Miller
      Pages 55-63
    4. Seymour Zigman
      Pages 65-78
    5. John Weiter
      Pages 79-125
    6. Jeffrey D. Bernhard
      Pages 127-144
  4. Protecting the Eye from Light Damage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. David Miller, Robert Stegmann
      Pages 165-179
  5. Overview of Light Damage to the Eye

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Sidney Lerman
      Pages 183-215
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-225

About this book


To my mind, the superoxide radical discovered by Linus Pauling more than 50 years ago is about to become a major issue in Ameri­ can medicine. Uncannily, Pauling's early focus on vitamin C has pointed the way to the whole catalogue of free-radical scavengers, which we in medicine will be using in the coming decade. In ophthalmology, the basic scientists have been talking about the role of free-radical induction by light for some time. They have accumulated an increasing amount of evidence supporting the idea that prolonged light exposure contributes to cataract development and retinal degeneration. Through Clinical Light Damage to the Eye, we hope to bring this message to the practicing ophthalmolo­ gist. Because Dr. Pauling's work bears so strongly on the key issue of free-radical damage, and because of my own great respect for him as a scientist and a man of rare courage, I invited Dr. Pauling to write the foreword to Clinical Light Damage to the Eye, which follows.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David Miller
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA
  2. 2.Beth Israel HospitalBostonUSA

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