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May 1997

Eye and Skin Disease

Author Affiliations

Madison, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1997;115(5):691. doi:10.1001/archopht.1997.01100150693038

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The editors of Eye and Skin Disease have assembled contributions of 80 ophthalmologists and 47 dermatologists to illuminate the manifestations of dermatological and ocular diseases that involve both organs. They have used a dermatological classification of the diseases (eg, avitaminosis, papulosquamous dermatosis, viral infections, among others) to organize the book into 18 chapters.

Each chapter's opening page presents boxed "Key Clinical Points" that usually encapsulate the disease by featuring its definition, skin and eye findings, diagnostic tests, treatment recommendations, complications, and often the prognosis. This visual aid will assist the busy physician searching for a quick reference. The caveat with the "Key Clinical Points" is that the other diagnostic possibilities that can mimic each disease are not included and the treatments listed may be abbreviated or omitted depending on the authors perspective.

The last 3 chapters, ie, "Effects of Sunlight on the Eye and Skin," "Conjunctivitis and Blepharitis for the

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