This authoritative text is the only comprehensive reference available on electrophysiologic vision testing, offering both practical information on techniques and problems as well as basic physiology and anatomy, theoretical concepts, and clinical correlations. The second edition, of the widely used text, offers extensive new material and updated information: 65 of the 84 chapters are completely new, with the changes reflecting recent advances in the field. The book will continue to be an essential resource for practitioners and scholars from a range of disciplines within vision science.
The contributions not only cover new information—important material that is likely to become more important in the next decade—but also offer a long-range perspective on the field and its remarkable development in the last century. After discussing the history and background of clinical electrophysiology, the book introduces the anatomy of the retina and principles of cell biology in the visual pathways at the molecular, physiological, and biochemical levels. It relates these new findings to the techniques and interpretations of clinical tests, including the electro-oculogram (EOG), electroretinogram (ERG), and visual evoked potentials (VEP), which are discussed in detail, as are equipment, data acquisition and analysis, principles and protocols for clinical testing, diseases and dysfunction, and animal testing. Notable additions for this edition include chapters on the origin of electroretinogram waveforms, multifocal techniques, testing in standard laboratory animals, recent advances in analysis of abnormalities in disease, and the applications of these techniques to the study of genetic abnormalities.
About the Editors
John R. Heckenlively is Paul R. Lichter Professor of Ophthalmic Genetics and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor.
Geoffrey B. Arden is Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Henry Wellcome Research Laboratories, City University, Northampton Square, London.
"This encyclopedia of clinical electrophysiology is firmly supported by authoritative data from basic research and enhanced by key insights from the history of vision science. I'm sure you will find that a copy of this long-awaited second edition will spend more time on your desk than in your bookshelf."
—Paul R. Martin, National Vision Research Institute of Australia
"The second edition of Principles and Practice of Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision provides an exhaustive review of retina structure and function. This comprehensive reference work delivers the necessary foundation for electrophysiological techniques used in vision research by both scientists and clinicians. The new edition is well referenced, up-to-date, and nicely supported by illustrations."
—Peter Koulen, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience and North Texas Eye Research Institute, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth