Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit (PDF)

Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit

Anthony J. Bron, Ramesh c. Tripathi & Brenda
J. Tripathi
Published in: Chapman & Hall
Release Year: 1997
ISBN: 0-412-41010-9
Pages: 724
Edition: 8th Edition
File Size: 97 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit 8th Edition

Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit 8th Edition written by Anthony J. Bron, Ramesh c. Tripathi & Brenda J. Tripathi is available in ebook (PDF) free download. Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit has now passed through six editions and ten reprints in less than forty years, growing in pages from 309 to 553 and in illustrations from 173 (initially none in color) to 467 (56 in color). Both text and illustrations contain much that is of historical interest, and - like my predecessor - I have wished to avoid tampering unnecessarily with the author's creation. However, very considerable changes have been necessary which have entailed a rewriting of about a quarter of the text. Only the chapters on the osseous orbit and comparative anatomy have required less extensive deletions and replacement by new writing.
In all sections many old citations (limited in interest and often undocumented) have been omitted; and yet the Bibliography has almost doubled in length, a measure of the injection of new contributions. The accumulations of knowledge, particularly in such fields as the ultrastructural detail of ocular tissues, analysis of ocular movements, and organization in the visual pathways, have demanded particular attention; and it is to these that revision has been deliberately directed. These and other fields of study have evoked many highly specialized monographs and countless legions of original papers, many of which can only be quoted briefly. 
But it is my belief that readers of such a generalized textbook (Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit) as this will thus find useful signposts by which to look elsewhere for further detail. There are 75 new illustrations in Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit edition, the majority being replacements. In this regard I am much indebted to my friend, Mr. Richard E. M. Moore, DFA(London), MMAA, FRSA, who works in my own department; he has contributed 28 new illustrations and diagrams. I am also most grateful to Dr. John Marshall and his assistant, Mr. P. L. Ansell (both of the Institute of Ophthalmology, University of London), who have provided much-improved substitutes for 40 electron- and photomicrographs. 
I must also thank Dr. N. A. Locket (of the same Institute) for the loan of preparations for photomicrography. My colleagues, Mr. Kevin Fitzpatrick and Mr. Joe Curtis have also helped in the replacement of several illustrations. Dr. Gordon Ruskell (The City University, London) has helped with much useful criticism. From the publishing staff, and particularly Mr. John Goodhall, I have received the most efficient and patient support. Despite all this help, I am solely responsible for any inaccuracies and omissions in the Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit text. While hoping that readers will find it improved in its usefulness, I hope equally that they will volunteer their criticisms and suggestions.
Revision of  Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit has been a very considerable task and one which we have enjoyed. Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit new edition builds on the strengths of its predecessors while reflecting the increase in our knowledge since the seventh edition was published over twenty years ago. The larger format of Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit edition permits the use of double columns and gives far greater flexibility to the display of illustrations. The text is now over 600 pages long, despite the omission of the chapter on comparative anatomy. 
The number of illustrations, many of them with multiple parts, has been increased to 667, of which 570 are new or have been redrawn. Many of the old figures have been reannotated where possible, to give a consistency of style. In order to do justice to the expansion of knowledge of the anatomy of the eye and its related structures, seven new chapters have been added: the cornea and sclera, the iris, the ciliary body and choroid, the drainage angle and the lens and the retina have each been given independent status. Although we have retained parts of the old text, most have been extensively revised. In many respects the book (Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit) is entirely new; new topics include the innervation and classification of the extraocular muscles, the ocular mucins, the collagens and proteoglycans of the ocular coats, the properties of the trabecular cells, stereology of the lens, the detailed anatomy of the ocular circulations, the morphology and connectivity of the retinal cells, the functions of the retinal pigment epithelium and current views on the topography of the visual pathway and the role of the visual and prostrate cortices.
We are indebted to the many scientists who have provided illustrations for Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit book and would like to thank the following individuals, in particular, who were most generous with material and with their time and advice. They include M. P. Bergen; M. van Buskirk; M. B. Carpenter; 0. Earley; G. Eisner; A. W. Fryckowski; T. F. Freddo; I. K. Gipson; I. Grierson; J. Jonas; H. Kolb; L. Koornneef; J. R. Kuszak; D. Landon; E. Liitjen-Drecoll; N. R. Miller; J. M. Olver; Y. Pouliquen; A. C. Rhoton; G. L. Ruskell; J. Sebag; K. Sellheyer; B. W. Streeten; E. R. Tamm; G. Vrensen; S. Zeki and E. van der zen. From the inception of Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit new edition of Wolff's Anatomy, until his death, Roger Warwick, who revised several previous editions, was a constant source of encouragement and inspiration. We hope that we did not stray too far from his wishes. 
We would like to thank our publishers, Chapman and Hall, in particular, Nick Dunton, for their support and forbearance, and also Jane Bryant and Sue Deeley for the copy editing and project management, respectively. We are aware that, despite our best efforts, Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit book has many deficiencies and we welcome the comments and criticisms of our readers.

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