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AuthorOpremcak, E. Mitchel. author
TitleUveitis [electronic resource] : A Clinical Manual for Ocular Inflammation / by E. Mitchel Opremcak
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1995
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Descript XII, 278p. 78 illus. in color. online resource


As a garden is to a gardener, so a book is to its author. Nurtured out of love, both are a source of pride and hope. Microbiology, immunolยญ ogy, infectious diseases, rheumatology, and ophthalmology are the seeds of this textbook on uveitis. Over the years, these branches of medicine have been cultivated and garnered to care for patients with inflammatory diseases of the eye, a most hardy species in the family of ocular maladies. The aim of this clinical manual is to give both a serviceable frameยญ work and practical information on ocular inflammatory disease. The first section is devoted to general principles and commonly held supยญ positions in the field of uveitis. A system of diagnosis, based on the differential, is also offered. Traumatic uveitis is addressed in the secยญ ond section. The third part examines infectious diseases that have been identified with uveitis. These are frequently curable forms of ocular inflammation caused by replicating foreign antigens. The fourth section of this textbook considers inflammatory diseases of the eye with a presumed autoimmune mechanism. A disobedient, autoreactive immune response is postulated to playa role in these forms of uveitis. Masquerade and idiopathic conditions are disยญ cussed in the final chapters. Etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis are provided for each disease syndrome. As with most gardens, there are many styles and delightful entrances to the field of uveitis


General Principles -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Symptoms and Signs of Uveitis -- 3 Clinical Approach to the Patient with Ocular Inflammation -- 4 Laboratory Testing -- 5 Medical Therapy for Uveitis -- 6 Surgical Treatments in Uveitis -- Ocular Inflammation Associated with Trauma -- 7 Traumatic Uveitis -- Ocular Inflammation Associated with Infectious Diseases -- 8 Viral Diseases -- 9 Bacterial Diseases -- 10 Fungal Diseases -- 11 Protozoal Diseases -- 12 Helminthic Diseases -- 13 Insect Disease -- 14 Animal Disease -- Ocular Inflammation Associated with Immunologic Diseases -- 15 Type I Hypersensitivity -- 16 Type II Hypersensitivity -- 17 Type III Hypersensitivity -- 18 Type IV Hypersensitivity -- Ocular Inflammations Associated with Masquerade Syndromes -- 19 Neoplastic and Infectious Diseases Masquerading as Uveitis

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