Considerable progress has been made in understanding the biochemistry of vision over the past 15 to 20 years, as witnessed by the numerous reviews, research articles, and books published during this time. Part IV, Biochemistry and Metabolism, was written for practitioners and residents in ophthalmology, as well as for students and researchers seeking a concise picture of the current state of knowledge of the biochemistry of the eye. Recent growth in new information about vision biochemistry has been accompanied by increased specialization among ophthalmic researchers. These chapters cover most areas of research in ocular biochemistry, including tear film; cornea; aqueous humor, iris, and ciliary body; lens; vitreous; retina; retinal pigment epithelium; and free radicals and antioxidants. The text relates basic science to clinical problems that may be encountered during residency training and in subsequent practice.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 2 - Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.