Recent Advances in Eye Research


Adelle Hogarth (Editor)

Series: Eye and Vision Research Developments
BISAC: MED064000

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a human disease characterized by loss of photoreceptor cells, especially rods, leading to visual disturbance and eventually blindness. Effective treatments for controlling RP remain unavailable. Infectious keratitis is a visual threatening eye condition of the cornea that can cause severe visual loss if not appropriately managed in a timely manner. Only 50% of the eyes will enjoy good visual recovery if antibiotic treatment is delayed. Causative pathogens include bacteria, virus, fungus, protozoa and parasites. A number of risk factors have been identified for microbial keratitis, including contact lens wear, recent ocular surgery or ocular trauma, ocular surface disease, dry eyes, eyelid deformities, corneal sensation impairment, chronic use of topical steroids and immunocompromised states. This book discusses the prevalence, symptoms and treatment options of eye disorders. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Retinopathy of Prematurity: Etiology and Modification of Risk Factors
Michael P. Meyer (KidzFirst Paediatric Department, Middlemore Hospital and the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)

Chapter 2. The Retinal Pigment Epithelium in the Immune Regulation of the Retina
Alexa Klettner (University of Kiel, University Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology, Kiel, Germany)

Chapter 3. N-Methyl-N-Nitrosourea-Induced Retinal Degeneration in Rats: A Reliable Animal Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa for the Development of New Therapeutic Strategies
Katsuhiko Yoshizawa, Yuko Emoto and Airo Tsubura (Department of Pathology II, Kansai Medical University, Hirakata, Osaka, Japan)

Chapter 4. Dispensarization of Patients and Families with Retinitis Pigmentosa in the Municipality of Cerro, Havana
Raisa Hernández Baguer, Raisa Ivis Beltrán Saínz, Bárbara Vázquez Cid, Nereyda Vargas Vargas, Mirta Copello Noblet and Beatriz Dyce Gordon (Department of Ophthalmology of University Hospital Dr. Salvador Allende, Retinitis Pigmentosa Reference Center, Havana, Cuba)

Chapter 5. Infectious Keratitis and Collagen Cross-Linking
Raymond L. M. Wong, Tommy C. Y. Chan, Ian Y. H. Wong and Jacky W. Y. Lee (Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and others)

Chapter 6. Fungal Keratitis
Lixin Xie (Shandong Eye Institute, Qingdao, China)


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