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April 1991

The Eye In Systemic Disease

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Bethesda. Md

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(4):478-479. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080040046020

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The Eye in Systemic Disease is a multiauthored textbook with the stated aim of examining "the interrelationships between the eye and systemic disease." The editors acknowledge that a detailed description of each disorder included in the book would require a multivolume, encyclopedic set, and, instead, have placed an emphasis on the pathophysiologic features linking the systemic and ocular manifestations of diseases. The book achieves its stated goal, providing an excellent reference on the ocular manifestations of a wide range of systemic illnesses in a single, readable volume.

The text is divided into 22 sections according to organ system, such as renal and cardiac disorders, or according to disease type, such as chromosomal disorders or the phakomatoses. There is an additional section on the ocular manifestations associated with pregnancy. Neurologic disorders with ocular manifestations are not included in the book but the neuro-ophthalmologic complications of systemic diseases are discussed under the

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