Diagnosis & Treatment of Uveitis

Diagnosis & Treatment of Uveitis

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Uveitis is inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, which is known as the uvea or uveal tract. It is a complex condition with a variety of causes and clinical manifestations, including injury, infection or an underlying condition.

This 1200pp second edition brings ophthalmologists fully up to date with the latest developments in diagnosing and treating uveitis. Beginning with the basic principles of the disease, its diagnosis and management, the following sections discuss the treatment of numerous different infectious, non infectious, masquerade and autoimmune syndromes. Basic science, differential diagnosis, pathology and clinical management are discussed for each condition.

Written by specialists from the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI) and John A Moran Eye Center in the USA, this comprehensive new edition includes 699 colour images and illustrations.

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Comprehensive, second edition bringing ophthalmologists fully up to date with diagnosis and treatment of uveitis
Discusses different uveitis syndromes - infectious, non infectious, masquerade and autoimmune
Authored by US ophthalmic specialists
Includes 699 full colour images and illustrations
First edition published in 2001 by Saunders
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1200 pages
  • 222 x 276 x 50mm | 3,599.94g
  • New Delhi, India
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 699 Halftones, color
  • 9350255723
  • 9789350255728
  • 1,254,154

Table of contents

Section 1: Basic Principles

Introduction * The Uvea: Anatomy, Histology and Embryology * Definition, Classification, Etiology and Epidemiology * General Principles and Philosophy

Section 2: Principles of Diagnosis and Therapy

Diagnosis of Uveitis * Imaging Studies for Uveitis * Treatment of Uveitis-Overview * Corticosteroids * Mydriatic and Cycloplegic Agents * Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs * Immunosuppressive Chemotherapy * Diagnostic Surgery * Therapeutic Vitreoretinal Surgery * Clinical Trials and Evidence-based Medicine in the Medical Management of Uveitis

Section 3: The Uveitis Syndromes- Infectious

Syphilis * Borreliosis * Bartonella * Tuberculosis * Leptospirosis * Brucellosis * Ocular Whipple's Disease * Rickettsial Diseases * Ocular Leprosy * Herpes viruses * Emergent Viral Infections * Rift Valley Fever * Measles * Rubella * Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome * Candidiasis * Coccidioidomycosis * Cryptococcosis * Sporotrichosis * Toxoplasmosis * Other Vector-Borne Parasitic Infections * Free-living Amebas and Amebiasis * Giardia Lamblia * Trypanosomiasis * Pneumocystosis * Ocular Toxocariasis * Ascariasis * Onchocerciasis * Loiasis * Cysticercosis * Diffuse Unilateral Subacute Neuroretinitis * Schistosomiasis * Ophthalmomyiasis * Ophthalmia Nodosa * Human Immunodeficiency Virus Associated Uveitis

Section 4: The Uveitis Syndromes- Masquerade Syndromes

Masquerade Syndromes: Malignancies * Masquerade Syndromes: Endophthalmitis * Nonmalignant, Noninfectious Masquerade Syndromes

Section 5: The Uveitis Syndromes- Autoimmune

Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies * Systemic Lupus Erythematosus * Scleroderma * Giant Cell Arteritis * Adamantiades-Behcet's Disease * Polyarteritis Nodosa * Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener) (GPA) * Polychondritis * Fuchs' Heterochromic Iridocyclitis * Diagnostic Criteria for Multiple Sclerosis: 2010 Revisions to the McDonald Criteria * Sarcoidosis * Tubulointerstitial Nephritis and Uveitis Syndrome * Birdshot Retinochoroidopathy * Sympathetic Ophthalmia * Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease * Multifocal Choroiditis and Panuveitis * Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome * Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy * Acute Retinal Pigment Epitheliitis * Serpiginous Choroiditis * Subretinal Fibrosis and Uveitis Syndrome * Punctate Inner Choroiditis:Diagnosis and Management * Acute Zonal Occult Outer Retinopathy * Lens-Induced Uveitis * Retinal Vasculitis * Intermediate Uveitis

Section 6: Other

Medication-Induced Uveitis * Pediatric Uveitis * Pregnancy and Uveitis * Traumatic Uveitis
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About C. Stephen Foster

C Stephen Foster MD FACS FACR

Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI), Cambridge, MA, USA

Albert T Vitale MD

John A Moran Eye Center & Redwood Health Center, Salt Lake City, USA
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