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An understanding of the biochemistry of the eye is essential to all those studying visual function and the disturbances caused by ophthalmic disease. This book, written by a team of international authorities, presents a coherent introduction to ocular biochemistry of each structure within the eye.

An introduction is provided to each topic, followed by more in-depth coverage of the most recent research results, with liberal use of helpful illustrations. The book provides an understanding of the normal eye which is essential before attempting to comprehend ocular diseases, most of which involve the slow degeneration of normal metabolic and control systems. It is written for ophthalmologists in training and those pursuing a career in vision research, and provides a useful source of reference to qualified ophthalmologists and those teaching biochemistry and ocular science.