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December 23, 1974

Ocular Inflammatory Disease

Author Affiliations

The Medical College or Wisconsin Milwaukee

JAMA. 1974;230(12):1703-1704. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03240120071033

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A panel of clinicians and researchers met in Iowa City in November 1971 to combine their thoughts and personal experiences in a series of lectures and round table discussions. These proceedings and their accompanying photographs, carefully taped, edited, and reproduced, respectively, are brought together in Ocular Inflammatory Disease.

Inflammation and infection are presented anatomically, etiologically, and immunologically in a format that embraces both basic science and clinical application, in chapters covering allergy, heredity, microbiology, vasculitis, dry eye, adenoviruses, fungal infections, blepharitis, corneal-wound healing, and corneal ulcers. The articles are uniformly good and succinct, and are well documented photographically. Most of the papers include both diagnostic techniques and management of ocular inflammatory disease. The round table discussions provide enough provocative material for the reader to evaluate for himself, relative to his own situation, the credibility and feasibility of various forms of management.

One chapter offers a dogmatic approach to the early