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Uveitis

A practical guide for the treatment of ocular inflammation

Papaliodis, George (Ed.)

2015, XX, 330 p. 225 illus., 150 illus. in color.

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  • ​​Provides a practical guide for the treatment of uveitis/ocular inflammatory diseases
  • Written and edited by leaders in the field of uveitis
  • Some of the topics discussed include signs and symptoms of uveitis, clinical approaches to the patient, medical and surgical therapies, and neoplastic and infectious diseases masquerading as uveitis
  • Written primarily for practicing ophthalmologists and ophthalmology residents​ 
​​​ ​Uveitis is a practical guide for the diagnosis and treatment of uveitis and ocular inflammatory diseases.  This text provides uveitis specialists, practicing ophthalmologists, and ophthalmology residents with the appropriate diagnostic testing and evidenced-based therapeutic options for managing patients afflicted with these conditions.  The realm of ocular inflammatory diseases is constantly changing with improved diagnostic modalities and treatment options, however, despite these innovations, the ocular inflammatory diseases, including uveitis, are the third leading cause of blindness worldwide.  Written and edited by leaders in the fields of ophthalmology, rheumatology, internal medicine, infectious disease, and oncology, Uveitis addresses the latest advances in the field, from the advent of PCR technology, intraocular depot steroid implants, neoplastic and infectious diseases masquerading as uveitis, and the use of systemic immunomoduatory therapies (including biologic agents/humanized monoclonal antibodies in the armamentarium).

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » inflammatory eye disease - ocular disease - ophthalmology - uveitis

Related subjects » Ophthalmology

Table of contents 

1. Introduction.- 2. Signs and Symptoms of Uveitis.- 3. Clinical approach to the patient with uveitis.- 4. Laboratory testing.- 5. Medical therapy for uveitis.- 6. Surgical therapy for uveitis.- 7. Traumatic uveitis.- 8. Uveitis associated with viral infections.- 9. Uveitis associated with bacterial infections.- 10. Uveitis associated with fungal infections.- 11. Uveitis associated with protozoal infections.- 12. Uveitis associated with helminthic infections.- 13. Uveitis associated with insect infestation.- 14. Uveitis associated with animal vectors.- 15. Ocular inflammation secondary to type I hypersensitivity.- 16. Ocular inflammation secondary to type II hypersensitivity.- 17. Ocular inflammation secondary to type III hypersensitivity.- 18. Ocular inflammation secondary to type IV hypersensitivity.- 19. Neoplastic and Infectious diseases masquerading as uveitis.

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