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The Resource Vision : how it works and what can go wrong, John E. Dowling and Joseph L. Dowling, Jr

Vision : how it works and what can go wrong, John E. Dowling and Joseph L. Dowling, Jr

Label
Vision : how it works and what can go wrong
Title
Vision
Title remainder
how it works and what can go wrong
Statement of responsibility
John E. Dowling and Joseph L. Dowling, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past fifty years, enormous progress has been made in understanding visual mechanisms and treating eye disorders. And yet the scientist is not always aware of the latest clinical advances and the clinician is often not up to date on the basic scientific discoveries. Writing in nontechnical language, John and Joseph Dowling, a neuroscientist and an ophthalmologist, examine vision from both perspectives, providing concise descriptions of basic visual mechanisms and related clinical abnormalities. Thus, an account of the photoreceptors is followed by a consideration of retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration; an explanation of the retina's function is followed by details of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. The authors begin with the cornea and lens, which project an image on the light-sensitive elements inside the eye, the photoreceptors, and how that process can be compromised by such disorders as cataracts and corneal disease. They go on to describe, among other things, how the photoreceptors capture light; retinal and visual cortical anatomy and physiology; and higher level visual processing that leads to perception. Cortical disorders such as amblyopia are discussed as well as specific deficits such as the inability to recognize faces, colors, or moving objects. Finally, they survey the evolution of our knowledge of vision, and speculate about future advances."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dowling, John E
Dewey number
612.8/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP475.5
LC item number
.D69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 F-550
  • WW 103
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dowling, Joseph L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vision
  • Eye
  • Ophthalmology
  • Eye
  • Vision, Ocular
  • Eye Diseases
  • Eye
  • Eye
  • Ophthalmology
  • Vision
Label
Vision : how it works and what can go wrong, John E. Dowling and Joseph L. Dowling, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Visual pathways, eye development, and retinal organization : visual deficits and blindness -- Focusing light--cornea and lens : refractive errors, dry eye, and cataracts -- Capturing light--the photoreceptors : retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration -- Analyzing the visual image--the retina : glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy -- Beyond the retina--lateral geniculate nucleus and visual cortex : amblyopia -- Higher-level processing and visual perception : blindsight -- Looking back and forward
Control code
ocn932302337
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xx, 204 pages
Isbn
9780262034616
Lccn
2015039901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262034616
  • (OCoLC)932302337
Label
Vision : how it works and what can go wrong, John E. Dowling and Joseph L. Dowling, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Visual pathways, eye development, and retinal organization : visual deficits and blindness -- Focusing light--cornea and lens : refractive errors, dry eye, and cataracts -- Capturing light--the photoreceptors : retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration -- Analyzing the visual image--the retina : glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy -- Beyond the retina--lateral geniculate nucleus and visual cortex : amblyopia -- Higher-level processing and visual perception : blindsight -- Looking back and forward
Control code
ocn932302337
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xx, 204 pages
Isbn
9780262034616
Lccn
2015039901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262034616
  • (OCoLC)932302337

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