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TitleClinical Light Damage to the Eye [electronic resource] / edited by David Miller
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1987
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Descript XI, 225 p. 15 illus. online resource


To my mind, the superoxide radical discovered by Linus Pauling more than 50 years ago is about to become a major issue in Ameriยญ can medicine. Uncannily, Pauling's early focus on vitamin C has pointed the way to the whole catalogue of free-radical scavengers, which we in medicine will be using in the coming decade. In ophthalmology, the basic scientists have been talking about the role of free-radical induction by light for some time. They have accumulated an increasing amount of evidence supporting the idea that prolonged light exposure contributes to cataract development and retinal degeneration. Through Clinical Light Damage to the Eye, we hope to bring this message to the practicing ophthalmoloยญ gist. Because Dr. Pauling's work bears so strongly on the key issue of free-radical damage, and because of my own great respect for him as a scientist and a man of rare courage, I invited Dr. Pauling to write the foreword to Clinical Light Damage to the Eye, which follows


The Nature of Light and of Light Damage to Biological Tissues -- 1. Radiation, Light, and Sight -- 2. The Photochemistry of Life and Cell Death: A Philosophical Overview -- Light Damage to the Eye -- 3. Perspective on Damage to Angle Structures -- 4. Light and the Cornea and Conjunctiva -- 5. Light Damage to the Lens -- 6. Phototoxic Changes in the Retina -- 7. Light-Induced Changes in the Skin of the Lid -- Protecting the Eye from Light Damage -- 8. Ultraviolet-Absorbing Intraocular Lens Implants -- 9. Approaches to Protection Against Light-Induced Changes in the Eye -- Overview of Light Damage to the Eye -- 10. Light-Induced Changes in Ocular Tissues

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