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August 1979

Immunology of Uveitis and Ocular Tumors

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(8):1553-1554. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020199040

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Immunology of Uveitis and Ocular Tumors is the fourth monograph in the Current Ophthalmology Monographs series. The purpose of this volume is to present to the general ophthalmic audience a basic understanding of current concepts in the immunology of uveitis and ocular tumors.

To achieve this goal, the author begins by discussing the basic concepts of modern immunology, including a chapter on the importance of HLA antigens in eye disease. He then discusses both uveitis and ocular tumors separately in several chapters, highlighting experimental models, clinical data and relevance, appropriate immunologic testing, and, finally, current approaches to treatment.

I highly recommend the monograph to all ophthalmologists who desire an understanding of the current state of immunology, with its particular emphasis on uveitis and ocular tumors. The text is well written and easy to read. It is nicely interspersed with many schematic figures; these help to present the material in an

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