Key Features

  • Covers the medical, pharmacological, and surgical treatment of uveitis to serve as a complete overview of all uveitis related information.
  • Features multiple chapters on diagnostic approach to help you overcome challenges in making accurate diagnoses.
  • Provides additional information on inflammatory eye diseases in chapters on scleritis, masquerade syndromes, and the role of inflammation in other ocular diseases for more comprehensive coverage.
  • Includes illustrated case studies to supplement major clinical points and provide insight into real situations that you can apply in practice.
  • Highlights important information in key points boxes that make it easy to locate crucial points on each topic.

Table of Contents

PART 1: FUNDAMENTALS

Chapter 1 Elements of the Immune System and Concepts of Intraocular
Inflammatory Disease Pathogenesis

PART 2: DIAGNOSIS

Chapter 2 Medical History in the Patient with Uveitis

Chapter 3 Examination of the Patient with Uveitis

Chapter 4 Development of a Differential Diagnosis

Chapter 5 Diagnostic Testing

Chapter 6 Evidence-Based Medicine in Uveitis

PART 3: MEDICAL THERAPY AND SURGICAL INTERVENTION

Chapter 7 Philosophy, Goals, and Approaches to Medical Therapy

Chapter 8 Role of Surgery in the Patient with Uveitis

PART 4: INFECTIOUS UVEITIC CONDITIONS

Chapter 9 Bacterial and Fungal Diseases

Chapter 10 Spirochetal Diseases

Chapter 11 Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Chapter 12 Acute Retinal Necrosis and Progressive Outer Retinal Necrosis

Chapter 13 Other Viral Diseases

Chapter 14 Ocular Toxoplasmosis

Chapter 15 Ocular Histoplasmosis

Chapter 16 Toxocara canis

Chapter 17 Onchocerciasis and Other Parasitic Diseases

Chapter 18 Postsurgical Uveitis

PART 5: UVEITIC CONDITIONS NOT CAUSED
BY ACTIVE INFECTION

Chapter 19 Anterior Uveitis

Chapter 20 Scleritis

Chapter 21 Intermediate Uveitis

Chapter 22 Sarcoidosis

Chapter 23 Sympathetic Ophthalmia

Chapter 24 Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada Syndrome

Chapter 25 Birdshot Retinochoroidopathy

Chapter 26 Behçet’s Disease

Chapter 27 Retinal Vasculitis

Chapter 28 Serpiginous Choroidopathy

Chapter 29 White-Dot Syndromes

Chapter 30 Masquerade Syndromes

Chapter 31 Other Ocular Diseases and the Immune Response: Who Would Have Thought?

Details

No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9781437706673
Electronic ISBN:
9780323248112

About the authors

Robert Nussenblatt

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief, Laboratory of Immunology, National Eye Institute, Chief, Office of Protocol Services, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD Scientific Director and Chief

Scott Whitcup

Affiliations and Expertise

Founder and CEO, Akrivista, LLC and Whitecap Biosciences, LLC, MIssion Viejo, CA; Clinical Faculty, Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA