By Elaine R. Berman (auth.)
My first advent to the attention got here greater than 3 a long time in the past while my shut buddy and mentor, the overdue Professor Isaac C. Michaelson, confident me that learning the biochemistry of ocular tissues will be a profitable pursuit. I hastened to give an explanation for that I knew not anything concerning the topic, due to the fact fairly few easy biochemical stories on ocular tissues had seemed on this planet literature. Professor Michaelson guaranteed me, although, that books on eye biochemistry had already been written. one in all them, a gorgeous monograph by means of Arlington Krause ( 1934) of Johns Hopkins medical institution, is we II worthy examining even this day for its historic point of view. the opposite, released 22 years later, was once written by way of Antoinette Pirie and Ruth van Heyningen ( 1956), whose pioneering achievements in eye biochemistry on the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology in Oxford, England are recognized through the eye study group and past. To their credits are classical investigations on retinal, corneal, and lens biochemistry, starting within the Forties and carrying on with for plenty of a long time thereafter. Their very important booklet written in 1956 at the Biochemistry of the attention is a quantity that stood out as a landmark during this box for a few years. in recent times, in spite of the fact that, a extraordinary volume of recent details has been gener ated in ocular biochemistry. in addition, there's expanding specialization between investiga tors in both a particular box of biochemistry or a selected ocular tissue.