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July 1978

External Infections of the Eye: Bacterial, Viral and Mycotic,

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(7):1294. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060102034

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Dr Fedukowicz's first edition of External Infections of the Eye has for a number of years been the standard text in the field. The second edition is an even greater contribution. It has been brought up-to-date, especially in the area of therapy, chlamydial infections, and bibliography. In addition, an excellent chapter on clinical and laboratory techniques and external ocular disease and endophthalmitis was contributed by Drs Robert A. Hyndiuk and Sam Seideman.

The book begins with a beautiful collection of 47 color plates presenting clinical pictures, methods of laboratory diagnosis, and photomicrographs of microbial organisms.

The next section deals with bacterial infections of the eye. This section includes the Chlamydia and an expanded discussion of mycobacteria.

The section on viruses is enhanced by the up-to-date treatment of herpes infections.

A section on fungal infections is followed by a practical and helpful chapter on working-up patients with corneal ulcers and endophthalmitis.

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