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May 1986

Posterior Uveitis and Retinitis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(5):649. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050170039016

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This informative 60-minute videotape presents an outline of the difficult subject of posterior uveitis. It succeeds admirably in introducing this topic and structures the subject matter for later in-depth reading by the viewer.

The first section of the tape, by Dr O'Connor, deals with toxoplasmosis, toxocariasis, and tuberculosis. The initial presentation on toxoplasmosis is both authoritative and crisp, and it concludes with very specific recommendations for treatment of this disorder. Information concerning serologic testing is also included. Although some of the fundus photographs are underserved by their translation into a videotape format, the illustrative materials are well chosen and are considerably aided by the simultaneous commentary. The subsection on toxocariasis describes the three forms of this disease, and the critical use of the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay is discussed.

"... advantageously employs the services of three experts..."

In the second section, by Dr Blumenkranz, fungal posterior segment disease is presented. This increasingly

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