Presbyopia Research

From Molecular Biology to Visual Adaptation

  • Gérard Obrecht
  • Lawrence W. Stark

Part of the Perspectives in Vision Research book series (PIVR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Molecular Biology of the Lens: New Approaches in Lens Development and Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Ana B. Chepelinsky, Eric F. Wawrousek, Robert A. Dubin, Cynthia J. Jaworski, Joan B. McDermott, Joram Piatigorsky
      Pages 5-12
    3. Y. Courtois, C. Arruti, P. R. Blanquet, J. C. Jeanny, F. Mascarelli, J. Treton
      Pages 13-20
    4. Ennio Lucio Benedetti, Irène Dunia
      Pages 21-31
    5. George Duncan, Julia M. Marcantonio, Julie Tomlinson
      Pages 33-40
    6. C. Slingsby, B. Bax, R. Lapatto, O. A. Bateman, H. Driessen, P. F. Lindley et al.
      Pages 41-48
    7. Annette Tardieu, Françoise Vérétout
      Pages 49-55
    8. Robert Weale
      Pages 61-65
  3. Visuomotor Adaptation and Gaze Adaptation

  4. Mechanisms for Separating Superimposed Images

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-169
    2. Richard F. Haines
      Pages 171-175
    3. Jeremy M. Wolfe
      Pages 199-215
    4. Kenneth J. Ciuffreda, Mark Rosenfield, Lawrence Stark
      Pages 217-221
    5. Christopher W. Tyler
      Pages 223-233
  5. Accommodation and Its Role in Separating Superimposed Images

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-239
    2. John L. Semmlow, Susan A. Menditto, Reuben S. Mezrich
      Pages 241-243
    3. John L. Semmlow, Lawrence Stark, Corina Vandepol, An Nguyen
      Pages 245-253
    4. Kenneth J. Ciuffreda
      Pages 255-261
    5. Corina Vandepol, Lawrence Stark
      Pages 263-272
  6. Conclusions

    1. Lawrence Stark
      Pages 289-289
  7. Closing address

    1. Bernard Maitenaz
      Pages 291-292
  8. Closing speech

    1. N. Bellakhdar
      Pages 293-293
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 295-301

About this book


Seeing is life. Seeing is transfonning luminous col­ We wish to extend our academic and theoretical ored stimulations and shapes into amental represen­ knowledge and also to complete and exchange our tation, structured in space and in time. But seeing is technical and professional experience to prepare also opening onto the world that surrounds us: it is corrective means for the future. thus a means for communicating and learning. Numerous questions have yet to be answered, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a philosopher worth such as: quoting during the bicentennial of the French Revo­ lution of which he was an instigator, stated, "of all • Will it one day be possible to defer or stop the the senses, vision is that wh ich can be the least aging of the accommodative apparatus? readily separated from judgments of the mind. " • Is further improvement of the current corrective Sight is increasingly called on in our modern means possible, whether spectacles or contact world. Maturity is affected at about 40-45 years by lenses? the on set of presbyopia. Atthat age, which demands • How are behavioral and psychological presbyope all our intellectual and physical means, our sight typologies to be integrated in the course of exam­ should be irreproachable. Our efficiency must not be ination, prescription, and fitting with corrective diminished.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gérard Obrecht
    • 1
  • Lawrence W. Stark
    • 2
  1. 1.EssilorCreteilFrance
  2. 2.University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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