The innate immune system comprises the cells and mechanisms that are the first line of defence against infection by other organisms.
This book provides a comprehensive synopsis of eye diseases, their immunological mechanisms and the role of the immune cells and mediators. Beginning with an introduction to the role of the innate immune system, the following chapters discuss the different types of immune cells in the eye and their role in the etiopathogenesis of various diseases including glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.
Edited by Manfred Zierhut, recognised expert from the University of Tuebingen Germany, this book is presented in an easy to read format, enabling practitioners to understand even the most sophisticated eye disorders from an immunological perspective.
Comprehensive synopsis of the role of the innate immune system in eye diseases
Covers different types of immune cells
Edited by internationally recognised specialist in Germany
About the Author
Manfred Zierhut MD PhD Professor of Ophthalmology, Centre for Ophthalmology, University of Tuebingen, Germany Friedrich Paulsen MD Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy II, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany Jerry Y Niederkorn PhD The George A. and Nancy P. Shutt Professor of Medical Science, Departments of Ophthalmology and Microbiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, USA Ulrich Schraermeyer PhD Professor, Centre for Ophthalmology, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany