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The latest annual volume of a series entitled Current Topics in Eye Research appeared recently. Jose A. Zadunaisky and Hugh Davson are the editors of the series, and each volume contains four to six chapters about selected topics written by experts in the field. The chapters are reviews that primarily, but not exclusively, concentrate on the author's work and are aimed at the basic scientist in the same or a related field.
This volume contains chapters about glutamate metabolism in the retina (Liane Reif-Lehrer, PhD), aqueous humor outflow (Paul Kaufman, MD), noninvasive corneal redox fluorophotometry (Barry Masters, PhD), and fluid and electrolyte transports across the corneal endothelium (Jorge Fischbarg, PhD, and Jong Jim Lim, PhD). The chapters are consistently informative, detailed, and well written.
The chapter on glutamate metabolism in the retina is encyclopedic, with over 500 references. Dr Reif-Lehrer examines the molecule through many facets, including its metabolism and
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