Basic and Clinical Perspectives in Vision Research

A Celebration of the Career of Hisako Ikeda

  • Jon G. Robbins
  • Mustafa B. A. Djamgoz
  • Anthony Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ocular Structure, Function and Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Retinal Structure, Function and Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Samuel G. Jacobson, Colin M. Kemp, Artur V. Cideciyan, Jeremy Nathans
      Pages 53-62
    3. Mustafa B. A. Djamgoz, Renata Petruv
      Pages 77-94
    4. Gertrude Falk, Richard A. Shiells
      Pages 95-102
    5. Malcolm Slaughter, Jian Zhang, Ning Tian
      Pages 115-123
  4. Higher Visual Centers: Structure, Function and Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. R. J. Clarke, P. D. R. Gamlin
      Pages 149-159
    3. M. J. Wright, K. N. Gurney
      Pages 161-175
    4. Peter Hammond
      Pages 177-195
    5. Michela Fagiolini, Tommaso Pizzorusso, Lamberto Maffei
      Pages 197-209
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-231

About this book


I have been asked to write a brief foreword to this volume honoring Hisako Ikeda, providing a review of the accomplishments in our field over the past four decades, when Hisako was an active participant. This I am delighted to do. It has been a most exciting time in vision research and Hisako has been right in the middle of much of the excitement, publishing on a wide variety of topics and providing much new data and many new insights. Hisako's research career can be divided by decades into four quite distinct areas of inquiry. In the 1950s, as a student in Japan, her research interests were psychophysical in nature, and she was concerned with visual illusions, figural aftereffects, and motion detec­ tion. In the 1960s, after her move to London, she began electrophysiological studies. Much of her work in the 1960s was concerned with the electroretinogram (ERG), its components, and the use of this electrical response for evaluating spectral sensitivities of the eye and retinal degenerations. This work represented the beginning of her electrodiagnostic clinical work, which continued until her retirement.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jon G. Robbins
    • 1
  • Mustafa B. A. Djamgoz
    • 2
  • Anthony Taylor
    • 3
  1. 1.King’s CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonEngland
  2. 2.Imperial College of Science, Technology, and MedicineUniversity of LondonLondonEngland
  3. 3.Sherrington School of PhysiologyLondonEngland

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