The Effects of Aging and Environment on Vision / Edition 1

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Presentations from the symposium comprise the core content of this volume. However, manuscripts were also accepted from additional authors whose topics and research findings increase the scope of the volume. The broad aims of the papers are to examine the effects of various environmental factors, long-term occupational hazards, and toxins on basic visual functions in relation to physiological, biochemical, morphological, and pathological alterations in the eye and visual pathways,and centers of the brain. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306439209
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/31/1991
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 231
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

I Epidemiology, Clinical, and Psychophysical Research.- Visual Acuity, Aging, and Environmental Interactions: A Neuroscience Perspective.- Visual Environmental Impairment Scan (V.E.I.S.).- Environmental and Lifestyle Correlates of Good Vision in An Elderly Sample.- The Effect of Aging Upon Psychophysical Receptive Field Properties.- Age-Related Differences in Iconic Memory and Visual Attention.- Diagnosis (and Diagnostic Needs) of Older Low Vision Patients.- Multidisciplinary Assessments of Visual and Psychomotor Functions Essential for Driving in the Elderly.- II Ophthalmological, Biochemical, Physiological, and Anatomical Studies.- Maturation and Aging are Associated with Decrements in Ubiquitin-Protein Conjugation Capability: Plausible Involvement of Impaired Proteolytic Capabilities in Cataract Formation.- Development and Age-Associated Changes in Extracellular Matrix of the Human Eye.- Role of Aldose Reductase and Effects of Aldose Reductase Inhibitors in Ocular Tissue Aging Phenomena in the Diabetic Rat.- Questioning the Nature of Age Pigment (Lipofuscin) in the Human Retinal Pigment Epithelium and Its Relationship to Age-Related Macular Degeneration.- The Effects of Age on Parallel Processing in the Human Optic Nerve.- Evoked Potentials and EEG Suggest CNS Inhibitory Deficits in Aging.- III Environmental Hazards.- Macular Degeneration and the Effects of Light.- Senescent Alterations in the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium: Evidence for Mechanisms Based on Nutritional Studies.- The Influence of Anticholinesterase Pesticides on Visual Motor Function: A Possible Accelerator in Aging.- Environmental Toxicology and the Aging Visual System.- Contributors.

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