Uveitis and immunological disorders encompass a wide spectrum of potentially blinding diseases that are seen in daily practice by many ophthalmologists. In recent years enormous progress has been made understanding the principal mechanisms of inflammatory and immunological processes in ocular disorders. The purpose of this volume of Essentials in Ophthalmology is to provide the ophthalmologist with our present understanding of the pathogenesis of the most frequent immune-mediated disorders of the eye and a practical approach to these diseases. Uveitis and Immunological Disorders fits in the series of Essentials in Ophthalmology to fill the gap between textbooks and original research publications. With a broad spectrum of contributions, including diseases affecting the conjunctiva, sclera and cornea as well as intraocular inflammation, this publication will serve not only as a valuable source of up-to-date information for ophthalmologists but also be of interest to pediatricians, specialists in internal medicine and dermatologists confronted with inflammatory eye diseases. Although mainly focused on clinical aspects of inflammatory eye diseases, several contributions address aspects such as immune mechanisms and genetics of these diseases. TOC:Targets in ocular allergy by the 2004.- Dry eye.- OCP.- Immune modulation in pkp.- Scleritis.- Clinical aspects on MALT.- Uveitis and genetics .- Immune mechanisms in uveitis.- Uveitis in children.- Herpes viruses in ocular inflammation.- Update on CMV retinitis.- Behcet therapy.- Chorioiditis.- Immunomodulatory therapy in uveitis.- Tx. surgical approaches in uveitis.
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