© 2012

Ocular Blood Flow

  • Leopold Schmetterer
  • Jeffrey Kiel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerard A. Lutty, Imran Bhutto, Donald Scott McLeod
      Pages 3-21
  3. Measurement of Ocular Blood Flow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Siv F. E. Nilsson, Albert Alm
      Pages 25-47
    3. Jeffrey W. Kiel, Herbert A. Reitsamer
      Pages 49-63
    4. Robert A. Linsenmeier
      Pages 65-93
    5. Sebastian Wolf
      Pages 95-100
    6. Gerhard Garhöfer, Walthard Vilser
      Pages 101-122
    7. Ingeborg Stalmans, Selim Orgül, Leopold Schmetterer
      Pages 147-158
    8. Gerhard Garhöfer, Leopold Schmetterer
      Pages 159-170
  4. Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. John V. Lovasik, Hélène Kergoat
      Pages 173-210
    3. Jeffrey W. Kiel
      Pages 211-241
    4. Anton Reiner, Malinda E. C. Fitzgerald, Chunyan Li
      Pages 243-309
    5. Gerhard Garhöfer, Leopold Schmetterer Ph.D.
      Pages 311-345
  5. Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363

About this book


Adequate blood supply to the eye is an important prerequisite for normal visual function. Over the past 40 years our knowledge of ocular blood flow regulation has improved significantly. This lavishly illustrated textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge of ocular blood flow by:

  • Evaluating the wide array of methods for measuring ocular blood flow
  • Offering the reader an evidence-based summary on the physiological and pharmacological properties of ocular blood flow regulation
  • Demonstrating the ocular blood flow abnormalities in different vascular diseases

This reader-friendly and well-structured book will enhance the understanding of all who are interested in learning more about ocular blood flow in health and disease.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leopold Schmetterer
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Kiel
    • 2
  1. 1., Clinical PharmacologyMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Health Science Center, Deptartment of OphthalmologyUniversity of TexasSan AntonioUSA

About the editors

Leopold Schmetterer  PhD is Extraordinary Professor of the Departments of Clinical Pharmacology and Center of Biomedical Engineering and Physics at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. He is Associate Editor of the journal Acta Ophthalmologica and Guest Editorial Board Member of the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 

Jeffrey Kiel  PhD is Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Univ. of TX Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX. He sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Experimental Eye Research. Further, he is Editor for the Physiology Section of Foundations of Clinical Ophthalmology. Duane's Clinical Ophthalmology.

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From the book reviews:

““Ocular Blood Flow’ provides a deep, comprehensive coverage of the state of the art on this intriguing field of research. … Written in a direct, concise language, this textbook combines, in a one-piece, easy-to-carry volume, the type of information that is usually found scattered in a number of separate books. … In conclusion, if the reader … wants to have an easy-to-read, detailed, and up-to-date insight into this interesting field of research, this is the book to get.” (Luís Abegão Pinto, Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Vol. 253, March, 2015)

“This is a thorough review of ocular blood flow, covering the anatomy, measurement methods, physiology, and clinical correlations with various aspects of ischemic processes in the eye. … It appears to be intended primarily for basic science researchers in the field of ocular blood flow. … This book provides basic scientists with a thorough review of the anatomy, physiology, and measurement tools to explore the field.” (Christopher B. Chambers, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2013)