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December 1980

Current Topics in Eye Research

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(12):2248. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020041100038

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This series continues to present basic research topics to the ophthalmic community. Some of the chapters are difficult reading for anyone not well grounded in biochemistry or molecular biology. The article most pertinent to clinical ophthalmology is by Ronald A. Laing of Boston University on specular microscopy of the cornea. The chapter by Eugene Copeland of Woods Hole, Mass, on the eyes of fish is also fascinating reading. Who would have thought only ten years ago that the oxygen tension in the retinal area of fish is ten times that of the blood in other organs (the swim bladder excepted). The chapter on accommodation in vertebrates by J. G. Sivak of Waterloo, Ontario, is as complete a survey as you can hope for.

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