Perspectives in Vision Research

Presbyopia Research

From Molecular Biology to Visual Adaptation

Editors: Obrecht, Gerard, Stark, Lawrence W. (Eds.)

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Seeing is life. Seeing is transfonning luminous col­ We wish to extend our academic and theoretical ored stimulations and shapes into amental represen­ knowledge and also to complete and exchange our tation, structured in space and in time. But seeing is technical and professional experience to prepare also opening onto the world that surrounds us: it is corrective means for the future. thus a means for communicating and learning. Numerous questions have yet to be answered, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a philosopher worth such as: quoting during the bicentennial of the French Revo­ lution of which he was an instigator, stated, "of all • Will it one day be possible to defer or stop the the senses, vision is that wh ich can be the least aging of the accommodative apparatus? readily separated from judgments of the mind. " • Is further improvement of the current corrective Sight is increasingly called on in our modern means possible, whether spectacles or contact world. Maturity is affected at about 40-45 years by lenses? the on set of presbyopia. Atthat age, which demands • How are behavioral and psychological presbyope all our intellectual and physical means, our sight typologies to be integrated in the course of exam­ should be irreproachable. Our efficiency must not be ination, prescription, and fitting with corrective diminished.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Transcriptional Control of the α-Crystallin Gene Family

    Chepelinsky, Ana B. (et al.)

    Pages 5-12

  • Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Lens Growth Control during Development and Aging

    Courtois, Y. (et al.)

    Pages 13-20

  • Differentiation Patterns in Eye Lens Fibers

    Benedetti, Ennio Lucio (et al.)

    Pages 21-31

  • Lens Calcium and Cataract

    Duncan, George (et al.)

    Pages 33-40

  • Molecular Interactions of Crystallins in Relation to Optical Properties

    Slingsby, C. (et al.)

    Pages 41-48

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Presbyopia Research
Book Subtitle
From Molecular Biology to Visual Adaptation
Editors
  • Gerard Obrecht
  • Lawrence W. Stark
Series Title
Perspectives in Vision Research
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-2131-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-2131-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-43659-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3217-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 301
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