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This volume is a compendium of the presentations at a 2½-day session devoted mainly to herpetic eye disease. The faculty was an international sampling of a number of prominent basic scientists and clinicians with a major interest in ocular viral disease. The majority of the material is devoted to herpes simplex, although several papers do address varicella-zoster, and there was occasional reference to cytomegalovirus.
The papers are organized in the order of the logically constructed presentation sessions. These sessions began with virology, models of pathogenesis, pathology, and immunology. The emphasis here is on basic science, and there is only limited material of direct relevance to the practicing clinician. The volume then proceeds to address manifestations of clinical disease, current clinical antiviral agents, experimental topical and oral antiviral agents, and then keratoplasty as the ultimate surgical alternative.
Most of the papers appear—at least partly—to be formal written versions of the material
Steinert RF. Herpetic Eye Diseases: Proceedings of the International Symposium at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, May 17-19, 1984. Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(6):815. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050180049026