The Optic Nerve: Structure, Functions and Clinical Aspects


Theodore Thomas (Editor)

Series: Eye and Vision Research Developments
BISAC: MED063000

In the opening chapter, the authors focus on the current understanding of mechanisms regulating retinotopic axonal projection within the retina, optic nerve, and optic chiasm during visual system development.

The second chapter discusses the histopathologic features of meningiomas arising in the optic nerve sheath.

The closing chapter intends to analyze evidence supporting the neuroprotective effect of two different strategies: the exposure to enriched environments and a treatment with melatonin, a very safe compound for human use. (Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Retinal Ganglion Cell Axon Pathfinding and Retinotopic Projection during Optic Nerve Development
(Ryan A. Gallo, Michelle G. Zhang, Thomas A. Strong, and Daniel Pelaez, PhD, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA)

Chapter 2. Optic Nerve Sheath Meningiomas: A Histopathology Perspective
(Richard Prayson, MD, Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA)

Chapter 3. Optic Neuritis: New Therapeutic Strategies
(Marcos L. Aranda, María F. González Fleitas, Hernán H. Dieguez, Julián D. Devouassoux, Florencia Altschuler, Mónica Chianelli, María I. Keller Sarmiento, Pablo H. Sande, Damián Dorfman, and Ruth E. Rosenstein, Laboratory of Retinal Neurochemistry and Experimental Ophthalmology, Department of Human Biochemistry, School of Medicine/CEFyBO, University of Buenos Aires/CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina)


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