Basic Sciences in Ophthalmology: Physics and Chemistry by Josef FlammerBasic Sciences in Ophthalmology: Physics and Chemistry by Josef Flammer

Basic Sciences in Ophthalmology: Physics and Chemistry

byJosef Flammer, Maneli Mozaffarieh, Hans Bebie

Hardcover | March 8, 2013

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Basic Sciences in Ophthalmology aims to link clinical ophthalmology directly to its basic science roots. This first volume describes the physics and chemistry required for a sound understanding of modern ophthalmology. The book opens with an extensive discussion of the interaction of light with matter and the way in which light is used in ophthalmic examinations and treatments. After describing traditional methods of imaging, particular emphasis is placed on modern instrumentation such as OCT. The interaction between light and tissues in different types of laser treatment is also addressed. The chemistry section focuses on compounds particularly relevant to the eye, such as oxygen and water. The origin and consequences of oxidative stress are reviewed, and the physical behavior of chemical compounds in the eye is explained. Understanding is facilitated through the use of many examples taken from the field of ophthalmology. The text is complemented by about 450 figures.

Josef Flammer, MD, is Professor and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He studied medicine at the Universities of Fribourg and Bern and submitted his thesis in the field of neurobiology in 1975. After the residency in neurology, medicine, and ophthalmology in Switzerland, he became a Resear...
Title:Basic Sciences in Ophthalmology: Physics and ChemistryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:250 pagesPublished:March 8, 2013Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642322603

ISBN - 13:9783642322600


Table of Contents

What is light?- The interaction between light and matter.- Light sources.- Examinations with light.- Ultrasound diagnostics.- Further imaging procedures.- Interventions with laser light.- Some history of chemistry.- Oxygen.- Water.- Carbon dioxide (CO2).- Nitric oxide.- Redox reactions.- DNA.- RNA.- Proteins.- Lipids.- Matter: using water as an example.- If you are interested in more.- Appendix: Units and constants.

Editorial Reviews

"The text is accompanied by beautiful, concise illustrations (by Natasa Cmiljanovic, Rebekka Heeb and Peter Räber) that are of great value in conveying the main points. . this is a book worth having and consulting when you wish to be reminded of the fundamentals . ." (Shiri Diskin, Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. 255, 2017)