Encyclopedia of Eye Research (3 Volume Set)


James L. McGreeley (Editor)

Series: Eye and Vision Research Developments
BISAC: MED063000

This book presents important research advances in the study of eye research, as well as eye cancer research, retinal degeneration, macular degeneration, optics research, optic nerve disease and visual perception. Topics discussed herein include antioxidants in age-related macular degeneration; ocular coloboma; melatonin in retinal pathophysiology; ocular birth defects; advances in retinoblastoma; optical design techniques in current eye models; optical nerve injury and regeneration; progressive retinal dystrophies; molecular genetics of macular degeneration; and challenges in visual perception. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Expert Commentaries

(Laura Schwartz, Oncological Unit, Hospital de Ninos Ricardo Gutierrez, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Vitamins and Antioxidants in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
(Pedro Durães Serracarbassa, Department of Ophthalmology of University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Short Communications

Iris Angiography in Iris Pigmented Tumors
(Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Eye Clinic, Azienda Ospedaliero-Univ. di Trieste, Trieste, Italy)

The Influence of Posterior Capsular Opacification on the Assessment of the Optic Nerve
(Jose Javier Garcia-Medina, Ophthalmology Research Unit “Santiago Grisolia”, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Doctor Peset, Spain, Department of Ophthalmology, Huercal-Overa Hospital, Spain, Manuel Garcia-Medina, Department of Ophthalmology, Torrecárdenas Hospital, Spain)

Posterior Capsular Opacification in Retinitis Pigmentosa Patients
(Enzo Maria Vingolo, Serena Salvatore, Sonia Cavarretta, Pier Luigi Grenga, Roberto Grenga – Dept. of Ophthalmology, Ospedale Alfredo Fiorni, Univ. “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy and others)

Pedical Omental Transplant
(V.K. Agarwal, P.S. Hardia, M.G.M. Medical College, Indore, and others)

Antioxidants in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
(Pedro Duraes Serracarbassa – Dept. of Ophthalmology of Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil and others)

Fundus Autofluorescence Imaging: What Can we Learn from it in Retinal Degenerations?
(Caren Bellmann, Saddek Mohand-Said, José A. Sahel, Centre Hospitalier National d’Ophtalmologie des Quinze-Vingts, France, Centre d’Investigation Clinique, France)

Evaluation of Macular Changes in Macula-off Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Before and After Successful Surgery Using Optical Coherence Tomography and Correlation with Visual Prognosis
(Amélie Lecleire-Collet, Rouen University Hospital Charles Nicolle, France, Hôpital Lariboisière, University Paris, France, Gérard Brasseur, Hôpital Lariboisière, University Paris, France)

Advanced Glycation end Products (AGEs) and Macular Degeneration
(Sho-ichi Yamagishi, Kazuo Nakamura, Takanori Matsui, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan)

Research and Review Studies

Ocular Coloboma – Unraveling the Complex Genetics of this Congenital Eye Anomaly
(Mariya Moosajee, Cheryl Y. Gregory-Evans, Imperial College London, Molecular Vision Group, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, London, UK)

Posterior Polymorphous Corneal Dystrophy: A Review of Current Knowledge
(Katerina Jirsova, Ocular Tissue Bank, General Teaching Hospital and Charles University, Czech Republic, Stanislava Merjava, Petra Liskova, Laboratory of the Biology and Pathology of the Eye, Institute of Inherited Metabolic Disorders, General Teaching Hospital and Charles University, Czech Republic)

Retinal Progenitor Cells, Retinal Stem Cells, and Retinoblastoma
(Samantha A. Cicero, Department of Developmental Neurobiology,
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA, Michael A. Dyer, Department of Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA)

Melatonin in Retinal Pathophysiology
(Ruth E. Rosenstein, Laboratorio de Neuroquímica Retiniana y Oftalmología Experimental, Departamento de Bioquímica Humana, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Eye Tracking Controlled Biofeedback for Orthoptic Diagnosis and Fusion Therapy
(C. Schmidt, Medical School, Georg August University, G¨ottingen, S. M. Kallenberger, Medical School, Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen Nuremberg, H.O. Carmesin, Institute of Physics, University of Bremen)

Ocular Birth Defects: New Research
(Imtiaz A. Chaudhry, Ophthalmology, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia, Elsanusi Elzaridi, Ophthalmology Department, Royal Victoria Infirmary, UK, Yonca O. Arat, Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA, et al.)

A Review of Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment of Non-Age Related Macular Degeneration
(Delia Cabrera Fernandez, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Univ. of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Gabor Mark Somfai, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Semmelweis Univ., Budapest, Hungary)

Increased Spontaneous Eye Blink Rate Following Sleep Deprivation. A Dopamine Role in the Antidepressant Effects of Sleep Deprivation
(Giuseppe Barbato, Matteo Barbato, Giuditta Cocozza and Vittoria De Padova, Department of Psychology, Second University of Naples, Italy)

EEG-Mapping Study of Sex Differences during Visual Creative Thinking
(Nina V. Volf, Olga M. Razumnikova and Irina V. Tarasova, State Research Institute of Physiology of Siberian Department of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia)

Collaborative Learning through Argument Visualisation in Secondary School
(Miika Marttunen and Leena Laurinen, Department of Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Visual Stereotypes in an Eyewitness Context
(Joanna Pozzulo and Murray Weeks, Carleton University, Ontario, Canada)

Canine and Feline Intraocular Neoplasms
(Claudia Sofia Baptista, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS), Univ. of Porto, Porto, Portugal, Ana Patricia Fontes de Sousa, Dept. of Veterinary Sciences, Veterinary Hospital, Univ. of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal, David Alves Ferreira, Dept. of Zootecnia, Univ. of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal, Manuel Villagrasa Hijar, Veterinary Ophthalmologic Centre, Madrid, Spain)

Ocular Adnexal Lymphomas
(Francisco Gonzalez, Service of Ophthalmology, Univ. Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, Dept. of Physiology, Univ. of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Maximo Fraga, Service of Pathology, Univ. Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, Dept. of Pathology and Forensic Sciences, Univ. of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Manuel Perez-Encinas, Dept. of Hematology, Univ. Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Tumors Located on Palpebral Conjunctiva
(Masamoto Imaizumi, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Shinbeppu Hospital, Tsurumi, Beppu, Japan)

Ocular Adnexal Tumors: The Role of Infectious Agents and Cell Cycle Protiens
(Claudia Auw-Haedrich, Nora Goebel, Eye Hospital Freiburg, Gerald Illerhaus, Dept. of Internal Medicine Freiburg, Germany)

Assessment of Monosomy 3 in Choroidal Melanoma
A Review of the Advantages and Disadvantages of Published Techniques
(Teresa Sandinha, Univ. Dept. of Ophthalmology, Flinders Eye Centre, Bedford Park, South Australia, Fiona Roberts, Univ. Dept. Pathology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow)

The Differential Diagnosis, Clinical Signs and Therapeutic Options of Iris Melanoma
(Jeno Toth, Szent Gyorgy Hospital, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Szekesfehervar)

Ocular Adnexal Malt Lymphoma: Biology, Diagnosis and Treatment
(Andres J. Ferreri, Unit of Lymphoid Malignancies, Medical Oncology Unit, Giuseppina P. Dognini, Medical Oncology Unit, Internal Medicine Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy)

Advances in Retinoblastoma: From Molecular Basis to Promise of New Molecular Tests
(Maricela Rodriguez-Cruz, Laboratorio de Biologia Molecular, Unidad de Investigacion Medica en Nutricion, Laboratorio de Biologia Molecular, Unidad de Investigacion Medica en Genetica Humana, Hospital de Oncologia, Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Segro Social (IMSS), Mexico, D.F., Mexico, Mauricio Salcedo, Laboratorio de Oncologia Genomica, Unidad de Investigacion Medica en Enfermedades Oncologicas, Ramon Coral-Vazquez, Laboratorio de Biologia Molecular, Unidad de Investigacion Medica en Genetica Humana, Hospital de Oncologia, Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Segro Social (IMSS), Mexico, D.F., Mexico)

Immunolocalization of the Neurokinin-1 Receptor: A New Target in the Treatment of the Human Primary Retinoblastoma
(M. Munoz, M. Rosso, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, “Virgen del Rocio” Univ. Children’s Hospital, Sevilla, Spain, M.J. Robles-Frias, Dept. of Pathology, “Virgen del Rocio” Univ. Hospital, Sevilla, Spain)

Eyelid Actinic Keratosis
(Enrique Mencia-Gutierrez, Ophthalmology Dept., Oculoplastic Unit, Esperanza Gutierrez-Diaz, 12 de Octubre Hospital, Madrid, Spain)

Paraxial Light Beams with Angular Momentum
(A. Bekshaev, I.I. Mechnikov National Univ., Ukraine, M. Soskin, M. Vasnetsov, Institute of Physics of the NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine)

Generation of High Energy THz Pulses by Tilted Pulse Front Excitation
(Janos Hebling, Dept. of Experimental Physics, Univ. of Pecs, Hungary, Dept. of Chemistry, MIT, Keith A. Nelson, Dept. of Chemistry, MIT)

Quasi-ballistic Light Scattering on Particulate Media
(I. Turcu, National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Nonlinear Optical Properties of Crystals, Fullerenes, Metals, Dyes, Semiconductors, Plasmas, and Liquids
(R.A. Ganeev, Scientific Association Akadempribor, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, Akademgorodok, Uzbekistan)

A Novel Single Shot Technique of Micro-Nano Patterning in Single Step via Selective Laser Ablation
(Kamlesh Alti, Dept. of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India, A. S. Patra, Dept. of Engineering Science, Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia, India, Alika Khare)

Optical Design Techniques in Current Eye Models Development
(Jose Antonio Diaz, Catedratico de Escuela Univ., Dept. de Optica, Univ. de Granada, Granada, Spain)

Optical Waves in a Medium with Rotating Optical Indicatrix
(B.V. Gisin, Tel-Aviv, Israel)

An Overview of Methodologies to Retrieve Aerosol Optical Depth by Means of Brewer Spectrophotometry
(Pasquale Sellitto, Department of Computer, Systems and
Industrial Engineering, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy, Anna Maria Siani, Department of Physics, La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

A Geometrical-Optics Analogue of a Astigmatic Elliptic Gaussian Beam
(Roman Ilinsky, Institute of Laser Optical Technology, Moscow, Russia)

Optic Nerve Injury and Regeneration
(Zubair Ahmed, Martin Berry, Ann Logan, Molecular Neuroscience Group, Division of Medical Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK)

Optic Neuritis
(Laura J. Edwards, Emma Tallantyre, Division of Clinical Neurology, Univ. of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, Irene Gottlob, Ophthalmology Group, Univ. of Leicester, Leicester, UK, Thomas M. Bosley, Neurology Division, Cooper Univ. Hospital, Camden, NJ, Cris S. Constantinescu, Division of Clinical Neurology, Univ. of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham)

Optic Nerve Diseases and Systemic Pathologies: Genetic, Pathogenetic and Treatment Insights
(Dimitrios Kirmizis, Aristotle Univ., Thessaloniki, Greece)

Linezolid-Induced Opic Neuropathy
(Tomohiro Saijo and Masato Wakakura, Kawakita General Hospital, Tokyo, Japan)

Primary Congenital Glaucoma – A Review
(Jaime Levy, Department of Ophthalmology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel)

Pupil Measurements in the Assessment of Optic Nerve Function
(Mithu Storoni, Fion Bremner, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery)

Juxtapapillary Manifestations of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) Disease
(Wai T. Wong, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, Emily Y. Chew, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Chi-Chao Chan, Laboratory of Immunology, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD)

New Perspectives in Immunopathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment of Devic’s Neuromyelitis Optica
(Roberto Bergamaschi, Eleonora Tavazzi, Alessandra Persico, Giovanni Piccolo, Department of Clinical Neurology, Neurological Institute C. Mondino, Italy)

Effects of Optic Nerve Section in the Retina
(Francisco Germain, Román Blanco and Pedro de la Villa, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain)

Physiopathology of Retinal Degeneration in rd-1 Mouse Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa: TGF-B1, Proteinases and Oxidative Stress Mechanisms
(Satpal Ahuja, Poonam Ahuja-Jensen, A. Romeo Caffe, Magnus Abrahamson, Per Ekstrom, Theo van Veen, – Ophthalmology, Dept. of Clinical Sciences, Lund Univ., Lund, Sweden and others)

Progressive Retinal Dystrophies
(Ilene Tsui, J. Mie Kasanuki, Stephen H. Tsang – Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA and others)

Usher Syndrome
(Carmen Najera, Elena Aller, Teresa Jaijo, Jose M. Millan – Departmento de Genetica, Univ. de Valencia, Spain and others)

Molecular Genetics of Norrie Disease, Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy and Retinopathy of Prematurity
(Barkur S. Shastry – Department of Biological Sciences, Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI)

Genetic Risk Factors in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
(Barkur S. Shastry – Department of Biological Sciences, Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI)

Genetic Variations of ARMS2/HTRA1 Locus in 10q26.13 and Age-Related Macular Degeneration
(Dequan Chen – Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN)

Pharmacological Monotherapy for Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration
(Bradley T. Smith, Daniel P. Joseph, M. Gilbert Grand, Retina Institute of Virginia, and others)

The Benefits and Risks of Cataract Surgery in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration
(Dalia Zaliuniene, Department of Ophthalmology, Kaunas Univ. of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania)

Early Detection and Diagnosis Of Age-Related Macular Degeneration: From Slit Lamp Examination To Advanced Imaging Techniques and Psychophysical Tests
(Michael Waisbourd, Yair Manor, and Anat Loewenstein, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Notal Vision, Ltd. Tel-Aviv, Israel)

Retinal Degenerations Associated with Systemic Drug Toxicity
(Pedro Romero-Aroca, Bernaldiz Baget, Maeso Alicia Traveset – Department of Ophthalmology, Univ. Hospital Sant Joan, Reus, Spain and others)

Non-rod Non-cone Photoreception in Humans: Roles in Vision and Disease
(Farhan Husain Zaidi, Position: Specialist Registrar in Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK)

In vivo Visualization of Photoreceptor Layer and Lipofuscin Accumulation in Stargardt’s Disease/Fundus Flavimaculatus by Optical Coherence Tomography
(Giuseppe Querques, Domenico Martinelli, Lea Querques, Gisele Soubrane, Eric H. Souied – Dept. of Ophthalmology, Hopital Intercommunal de Cretiel, Univ. Paris XII, France and others)

Visual Training in Retinitis Pigmentosa Patients: Neural Plasticity and Function
(Enzo M. Vingolo, Serena Salvatore, Pier Luigi Grenga, Paolo Limoli – Dept. of Ophthalmology, Univ. “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy and others)

Serum free retinal explant culture system and comparative rescue effects of LEDGF, GST, CNTF, BDNF, NGF, bFGF and antioxidants in the rd1 mouse model of Retinitis Pigmentosa
(Satpal Ahuja, Poonam Ahuja-Jensen, A. Romeo Caffe´, Maria Thereza Perez, Per Ekström, Theo van Veen, Ophthalmology Division, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, and others)

Future Outlook in the Treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration
(Olli Arjamaa, Department of Biology, University of Turku, Finland)

Genetic and Epidemiological Contributions Underlying Diabetic Retinopathy
(Michael T. Andreoli and Margaret M DeAngelis, Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory and Retina Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA)

Genetic Risk Factors in Early-Onset Hereditary Macular Degeneration
(Barkur S. Shastry, Department of Biological Sciences, Oakland University, Rochester, MI)

Retinopathy of Prematurity: Disease Mechanisms and Treatment Modalities
(Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Grace Sun and R.V. Paul Chan – New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Thomas C. Lee, Margaux A. Morrison, Scott M. Adams, Margaret M. DeAngelis – Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School)

Retinal Disease in Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis Type II
(Sandeep N. Shah, Judy E. Kim, The Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI)

Treatment of Chorodial Neovascularization in Highly Myopic Patients
(Jose M. Ruiz-Moreno, Department of Ophthalmology, Miguel Hernandez University School of Medicine, Spain, Vitreo-Retinal Unit, Alicante Institute of Ophthalmology, Spain)

Risk Factors Involved in the Development of Myopic Maculopathy
(Yung-Feng Shih, Tzyy-Chang Ho, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, C. Kate Hsiao, Institute of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Visual Perception and Motor Preparation of Manual Aiming: Behavioral Studies and Neural Correlates
(Masami Ishihara, Department of Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, Kuniyasu Imanaka, Graduate School of Human Health Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan)

Functional Role of the Extrageniculostriate System in Visual Perception
(Hitoshi Sasaki, Department of Physiology and Biosignaling, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, Tetsu Nagata, Department of Physiology, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Japan, Tetsu Inoue, Department of Physiology and Biosignaling, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan)

Challenges in Visual Perception Research in Strong Magnetic Fields
(Frank de Vocht, Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group, School of Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Human Sciences, The University of Manchester)

Multi-Dimensional Optimization of Visual Content
(Rosemarie J. E. Rajae-Joordens, Philips Research Laboratories, Department of Visual Experiences, High Tech Campus, The Netherlands, Ingrid Heynderickx, Phillips Research Laboratories, Department of Visual Experiences, High Tech Campus, The Netherlands, Delft Technical University, Faculty Electronic Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics, The Netherlands)

Discrete and General Roles of Complementary Colours in Colour Vision
(Ralph W. Pridmore, Macquarie Center for Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)

Color Interaction-Theory, Examples and Applications
(Lars Kjelldahl, Computer Science and Communication, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Bo N. Schenkman, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden)

Temporarily Blind in One Eye: Emotional Pictures Predominate in Binocular Rivalry
(Georg W. Alpers, Antje B. M. Gerdes, University of Würzburg and University of Bielefeld, Germany)

Role of Primary Visual Cortex in Oculomotor Behavior
(H. Supèr, ICREA and Department of Basic Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)

Analytical Approaches for the Study of Landscape Aesthetic Quality: An Underlying Structure
(Ana del Carmen Torres Sibille, Technical Univ. of Valencia)

Visual Attention in Computer Graphics
(A. Artusi, A. Chalmers, Warwick Digital Laboratory, University of Warwick UK)

Methodological and Conceptual Issues in the Science of Physical Attraction
(Viren Swami, Department of Psychology, University of Westminster)


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