By Andreas Bringmann, Peter Wiedemann MD
The Fovea: Structure, Function, Development, and Disease summarizes the current biological knowledge regarding the two types of the vertebrate fovea (and its main structural elements, the Müller cells). This information is then used to explain different aspects of human vision, foveal development, and macular disorders. Sections give an overview of the retinal structure and the different types of retinal glia, survey the structure and function of the primate and non-mammalian fovea types, discuss foveal development―with a focus on the human fovea, cover the roles of Müller cells and astrocytes in the pathogenesis and regeneration of various human macular disorders are described.
Using a translational approach, this reference is a valuable text for scientists, clinicians and physicians interested in the fovea. Readers will gain a new understanding of the cellular basics of the fovea, which is the most important part of the eye.
- Publisher : Academic Press; 1st edition (September 10, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 290 pages
- ISBN-10 : 032390467X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0323904674
- ISBN-13 : 9780323904674
- eText ISBN: 9780323904681