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November 1980

Ocular Therapeutics

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(11):2088. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040940038

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The aim of this book is to summarize current thought on the therapy of ocular diseases to give a balanced view of recent advances in ocular therapeutics. The contributors have been chosen for their particular expertise, and the subjects include the chemotherapy of ocular infections and ocular inflammations, diagnostic and therapeutic drugs in strabismus, toxicology, anesthesia, the medical treatment of glaucoma, ocular tumors, retinal vascular diseases, myasthenia gravis, optic neuritis and nutritional amblyopia, and some corneal conditions.

The contributions vary from twopage summaries to substantial chapters with extensive references such as those on the chemotherapy of fungal infections and ocular herpes simplex. The most controversial chapter concerns the claims by Wirostko and Johnson that microbial forms, possibly fragments of an actinomyceteslike organism, can be found in the aqueous of one third of cases of active uveitis. Inoculations of such aqueous into mice caused ocular inflammation and premature death. Antituberculous therapy

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