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September 1985

Herpes Simplex Infections of the Eye: Contemporary Issues in Ophthalmology

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vol 1, edited by F. C. Blodi, 171 pp, New York, Churchill Livingstone Inc, 1984, $39.50.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(9):1286. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050090038028

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This volume of Contemporary Issues in Ophthalmology consists of 12 chapters contributed by clinicians with expertise in viral ocular diseases. The content and presentation are variable. Some chapters are reviews of published work in a particular aspect of viral ocular disease, while others summarize the author's work, with little detail regarding methods

"... contemporary issues involved in the clinical aspects of herpetic ocular disease."

and statistics. Yet, a complete reading of the volume gives a reasonable picture of the contemporary issues involved in the clinical aspects of herpetic ocular disease. The references and the first chapter are especially valuable portions of the issue. Yet, so much of the new information in immunology and viral molecular biology is omitted. This information has not reached the stage of clinical application, but it will soon.

This book is a useful addition to the libraries of ophthalmology residents and clinicians. Anyone who understands the content

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