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May 1935

The Biochemistry of the Eye.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(5):927-928. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840050205021

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In this book Krause summarizes, correlates and critically discusses the results of biochemical research on the eye. The material covers nearly one thousand references scattered over a period of more than one hundred years. The data have been selected from works on physiology, anatomy, pathology, immunology, chemistry and ophthalmology. The material is arranged in eight chapters: "External Secretions and Conjunctiva" ; "The Sclera"; "The Cornea" ; "The Uveal Tract" ; "The Retina"; "The Aqueous Humor"; "The Vitreous Humor," and "The Lens."

Under the subject of external secretions, the tears are the most important topic. The daily quantities secreted under both normal and abnormal conditions are pointed out, and the physical properties and chemical composition are discussed. The secretions of the meibomian and harderian glands have been less extensively investigated. The knowledge concerning the chemistry of the conjunctiva is of very recent date. The data, for which the researches by Krause and Chan

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