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May 1989

Surgical Treatment of Ocular Inflammatory Disease

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(5):650-651. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070010668020

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With this book, the authors have addressed an important and neglected subject. As they state in the introduction, the days of universal failure when operating on patients with uveitis are over. The book is an expansion of Michelson and Nozik's chapter, "Uveitis Surgery," in Duane's Clinical Ophthalmology, and they have been largely successful in providing information not found in other works. As the authors state, "In order to be successful in operating on uveitis patients, the ophthalmic surgeon must go beyond the diagnosis of idiopathic uveitis in the majority of cases."

A fine introduction outlines a practical approach to the initial evaluation of the patient with uveitis. The three chapters coauthored by Mitchell H. Friedlaender, "Paracentesis of the Eye," "The Immunology of Uveitis," and "Corneal Disease and Surgery Associated With Uveitis," are up to date and provide useful information not readily available elsewhere. The references are excellent. Useful surgical tips

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