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Animal Models for Retinal Diseases

  • Iok-Hou Pang
  • Abbot F. Clark

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Robert F. Mullins, Jessica M. Skeie
    Pages 1-11
  3. Robert M. Douglas, Trevor J. McGill, Glen T. Prusky
    Pages 13-24
  4. Gareth R. Howell, Simon W. M. John
    Pages 25-49
  5. Marijana Samardzija, Stephan C. F. Neuhauss, Sandrine Joly, Malaika Kurz-Levin, Christian Grimm
    Pages 51-79
  6. Joe G. Hollyfield, Lisa Kuttner-Kondo
    Pages 81-98
  7. Susan E. Yanni, John S. Penn
    Pages 99-111
  8. Adrian M. Timmers, Casey M. Miller, Li Zhu
    Pages 113-138
  9. Iok-Hou Pang, Abbot F. Clark
    Pages 139-164
  10. Ronald S. Harwerth
    Pages 165-189
  11. Jacky Man Kwong Kwong, Joseph Caprioli
    Pages 191-206
  12. Reiko Horai, Rachel R. Caspi
    Pages 207-225
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 227-229

About this book

Introduction

Affecting over a hundred million individuals worldwide, retinal diseases are among the leading causes of irreversible visual impairment and blindness, and appropriate study models, especially animal models, are essential to furthering our understanding of the etiology, pathology, and progression of these endemic diseases. In Animal Models for Retinal Diseases, recognized experts in the field highlight valuable techniques as well as animal models for the prominent retinal diseases in order to aid in the evaluation, development, and improvement of therapeutic strategies. Beginning with an overview of the morphology of the retina, visual behavior, and genetics and genomics approaches for retinal research, the book continues by covering animal models for the research of specific human retinal diseases, e.g., retinal degeneration, age-related macular degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinal ischemia, and retinal inflammation. As a volume in the successful Neuromethods series, the chapters provide authoritative reviews of the most commonly used approaches in the field.

Vital and easy to use, Animal Models for Retinal Diseases serves to support the important future research of ocular investigators, ophthalmologists, and neuroscientists currently delving into this fascinating field of study.

Keywords

Diabetic retinopathy Glaucoma Inflammation of the retina Macular degeneration Ophthalmology Retinal ischemia development morphology

Editors and affiliations

  • Iok-Hou Pang
    • 1
  • Abbot F. Clark
    • 2
  1. 1.Alcon Research Ltd.Forth WorthU.S.A.
  2. 2.Health Science CenterUniversity of North TexasFort WorthU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60761-541-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-540-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-541-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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