Ophthalmology Research

Visual Prosthesis and Ophthalmic Devices

New Hope in Sight

Editors: Tombran-Tink, Joyce, Barnstable, Colin J., Rizzo, Joseph F. (Eds.)

  • Details the latest technology in treating eye injuries and infections
  • Focuses on current breakthroughs and future developments
  • Provides insight into the most up-to-date and established treatment options
  • Reviews intraocular lens implants, biocompatibility of materials, retinal implants, testing models, and software designs
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The history of medicine has been substantially defined by a small number of monumental discoveries. Most of these breakthroughs have emerged from the biological sciences. One of the first great breakthroughs was the recognition by Koch in 1884 that pathogens could be transmitted from one living organism to another to cause disease. This profound concept led to a revolution in the approach to patient care that ultimately led to introduction of “sterile” techniques that greatly improved survivals of patients. This knowledge promoted the discovery of antibiotics 40 years later, which dramatically increased life expectancy throughout the more developed parts of the world. Another great milestone that has influenced medical care was the use of anesthesia for surgery, which was first introduced in 1846. Collectively, these three discoveries armed physicians with the knowledge and means to substantially reduce the prevalence of infectious disease, which was and still remains the leading cause of death throughout the world, and to perform a much wider range of surgeries with greatly improved survivals. The improved li- expectancies enabled the medical community to focus on a wider range of medical problems and solutions to disease.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Retinal Prosthetic Devices

    Chader, Gerald J.

    Pages 1-4

  • Spatial-, Temporal-, and Contrast-Resolutions Obtainable With Retina Implants

    Eckhorn, Reinhard

    Pages 5-13

  • How to Restore Reading With Visual Prostheses

    Sommerhalder, Jörg

    Pages 15-35

  • Subretinal Artificial Silicon Retina Microchip Implantation in Retinitis Pigmentosa

    Chow, Alan Y. (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

  • Development of an Intraocular Retinal Prosthesis to Benefit the Visually Impaired

    Liu, Wentai (et al.)

    Pages 55-69

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eBook $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-59745-449-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-934115-16-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-62703-894-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visual Prosthesis and Ophthalmic Devices
Book Subtitle
New Hope in Sight
Editors
  • Joyce Tombran-Tink
  • Colin J. Barnstable
  • Joseph F. Rizzo
Series Title
Ophthalmology Research
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-449-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-449-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-934115-16-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-894-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 276
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