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TitleThe Vitreous and Vitreoretinal Interface [electronic resource] / edited by Charles L. Schepens, Adolphe Neetens
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1987
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Descript IV, 315 p. online resource


Ophthalmic researchers and clinicians alike increasingly are recognizing the importance of the vitreous body in the physiology, biochemistry, and pathology of the inner eye. The Vitreous and Vitreoretinal Interface, with contributions by vitreoretinal surgeons and laboratory eye researchers, presents the most up-to-date clinically relevant data. This book provides evidence of the vitreous body's significant role in preserving retinal homeostasis, as well as the close connection between vitreous traction and such conditions as retinal inflammation, retinal vascular occlusions, macular edema, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, and giant retinal tears. The particular vitreal changes that occur in aphakia, myopia, retinitis pigmentosa, and idiopathic giant retinal breaks, as well as recent advances in open-sky vitreous surgery and in the search for useful vitreous substitutes are discussed


1. Historical introduction -- 2. Embryology of the vitreous. Congenital and developmental anomalies -- 3. Structure, function, and age-related changes of the human vitreous -- 4. Biochemistry of the vitreous -- 5. Clinical methods of vitreous examination -- 6. Vitreous changes in retinal detachment -- 7. Vitreous changes in ocular inflammation -- 8. Degenerative conditions of the vitreous -- 9. Vitreous changes in vascular diseases -- 10. Vitreous changes and macular disease -- 11. Vitreous changes in retinopathy of prematurity -- 12. The vitreous in ocular trauma -- 13. Effect of aphakia upon the vitreous -- 14. Vitreous degeneration in myopia and retinitis pigmentosa -- 15. The vitreous in idiopathic giant retinal breaks -- 16. Hereditary vitreoretinal diseases -- 17. Vitreous substitutes and vitreous surgery -- 18. The vitreous: birdsโ{128}{153} eye view

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