Chapter 1. Embryology of Iris Chapter 2. Iris Anatomy Chapter 3. Iris Histology Chapter 4. Iris Electron Microscopy Chapter 5. Molecular Biology of Iris Chapter 6. Iris Immunology and Wound Healing Chapter 7. Iris Versus Skin Chapter 8. Iris Genetics Chapter 9. Iris Photobiology and Scanning Modules Chapter 10. Eye Color Change Addendum. Eye Color Survey
The iris is a circular, pigmented tissue that separates the anterior chamber of the eye from the posterior chamber. It has a crucial role on controlling the amount of the light entering the eye through its central opening "the pupil".
The Iris has multiple important functions that support and provide image clarity on the retina. However, it is a largely neglected part of the eye, compared to the cornea lens, retina, and optic nerve, and has not been focused on in a comprehensive way until now.
The Iris: Understanding the Essentials, combines different aspects of scientific information from a variety of fields, such as anatomy, histopathology, molecular biology, electron microscopy and other diagnostic modalities. Each chapter will include pearls and summary points, and this multi-disciplinary approach helps the clinician diagnose and treat the large variety of diseases that affect the iris, with the main emphasize on pigmentary pathological changes that can affect the color of the eye.
Written as a reference review book for universities, practicing ophthalmologists, Ophthalmology residents, pharmaceutical companies and diagnostic equipment manufacturing companies this book summarizes the information in an easy-to-use manner to help the reader better understand the iris, iris structure, physiology and function.
K. Thomas Moazed, MD, is an attending eye surgeon at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Centers of New York City. He is an assistant clinical professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and is also a primary consulting ophthalmologist for Continuum Health Groups of New York. Dr. Moazed has over 20 years of surgical experience in NYC and performed his internship in General Surgery at Stanford University of California. He completed his residency in ophthalmic surgery at Harvard University in Boston. Dr. Moazed studied the following sub-specialties at Columbia University in NYC: eye plastic and reconstructive surgery, orbital surgery and lacrimal duct surgery. He also spent two years in eye pathology fellowships at Stanford and Harvard Universities and was in charge of residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Centers for 18 years. Dr. Moazed has received two patents for his invention of the laser tear duct probe and tear duct insert.