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June 1985

External Infections of the Eye: Bacterial, Viral, Mycotic With Noninfectious and Immunologic Diseases

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(6):773-775. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050060033013

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Abstract

This edition of the well-accepted teaching and reference text on the microbiology of external disease has been updated and expanded. Chapters about bacterial, viral, and fungal infections have been revised to include current clinically relevant microbiology, while retaining the clarity and perspective that have been characteristic of previous editions. The degree of microbiologic detail should meet the needs of most residents and clinicians, and several hundred color photographs and drawings lavishly illustrate the material. A chapter on laboratory techniques instructs the reader in obtaining smears, scrapings, and cultures from a variety of sources. A discussion of modern techniques for anaerobic cultures is lacking, however, despite the new material on external and internal anaerobic infections that is included in the chapter about bacterial infections.

"The third edition maintains its role as an important text for residents and clinicians on the microbiology of external ocular disease. The sections about noninfectious inflammations

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