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May 1989

Uveitis: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(5):651. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070010669021

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The study of uveitis may be the most rapidly evolving of the subspecialties within ophthalmology. Recent years have brought many advances in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, as well as a rapid expansion of our understanding of its pathophysiologic features at a cellular level. Newly defined disorders, including human immunodeficiency virus and cytomegalovirus retinitis, chronic endophthalmitis, and autoimmune endotheliopathy, have fallen within the scope of uveitis as a subspecialty. It has been a challenge for the general ophthalmologist to keep abreast of advances in this area during this period of change.

Drs Nussenblatt and Palestine have aimed to "provide the resident in ophthalmology and the practicing ophthalmologist with a comprehensive volume that presents both immunologic fundamentals as they relate to uveitis and the practical approach to the treatment of these diseases," and they accomplish this task admirably.

"The careful organization of chapters and avoidance of repetition are merits of this work."

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