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July 1996

AIDS and the Eye

Author Affiliations

Madison, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(7):900. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100140114026

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AIDS and the Eye by Drs Stenson and Friedberg is a concise, wellillustrated, and well-referenced "mini-text," with 7 short chapters on the subject of human immunodeficiency virus infection and how it affects the eye and the orbit. Its brevity stimulates the reader to pick it up. The first chapter gives a concise but encompassing discussion that reviews important aspects of human immunodeficiency virus infectious activity. The second chapter discusses prevention of infection and summarizes current recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Ophthalmic involvement is covered in the next 4 chapters, which review manifestations of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in the anterior segment, retina, choroid, orbit, and the eyeassociated neurologic system. The final chapter covers systemic manifestations of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. For the reader who wants more, the references are generous but pertinent. Also noteworthy

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