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The Vitreous and Vitreoretinal Interface

  • Charles L. Schepens
  • Adolphe Neetens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-4
  2. R. M. Smets, A. Neetens
    Pages 5-10
  3. D. A. Swann
    Pages 59-72
  4. A. E. Jalkh, C. L. Trempe
    Pages 73-83
  5. C. L. Schepens
    Pages 85-107
  6. A. E. Jalkh, C. L. Trempe
    Pages 109-114
  7. J. J. Weiter, D. M. Albert
    Pages 115-132
  8. J. W. McMeel, A. E. Jalkh
    Pages 133-153
  9. A. E. Jalkh, C. L. Trempe
    Pages 155-164
  10. T. Hirose, D. N. Sang
    Pages 165-177
  11. F. I. Tolentino
    Pages 179-195
  12. S. M. Buzney, J. V. Thomas
    Pages 197-210
  13. R. C. Pruett, D. M. Albert
    Pages 211-228
  14. A. Neetens
    Pages 241-272
  15. C. L. Schepens
    Pages 273-301
  16. A. Neetens
    Pages 303-306
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 307-315

About this book

Introduction

Ophthalmic researchers and clinicians alike increasingly are recognizing the importance of the vitreous body in the physiology, biochemistry, and pathology of the inner eye. The Vitreous and Vitreoretinal Interface, with contributions by vitreoretinal surgeons and laboratory eye researchers, presents the most up-to-date clinically relevant data. This book provides evidence of the vitreous body's significant role in preserving retinal homeostasis, as well as the close connection between vitreous traction and such conditions as retinal inflammation, retinal vascular occlusions, macular edema, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, and giant retinal tears. The particular vitreal changes that occur in aphakia, myopia, retinitis pigmentosa, and idiopathic giant retinal breaks, as well as recent advances in open-sky vitreous surgery and in the search for useful vitreous substitutes are discussed.

Keywords

Laboratory biochemistry chemistry development diabetes diseases embryo embryology eye inflammation pathology research retina trauma vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles L. Schepens
    • 1
    • 2
  • Adolphe Neetens
    • 3
  1. 1.Eye Research InstituteRetina AssociatesBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Institute of OphthalmologyUniversity of Antwerp Medical SchoolAntwerpBelgium

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