Inflammatory Diseases of the Conjunctiva

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Thieme, 2001 - Medical - 177 pages
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A splendid book...material is presented beautifully...the illustrations are spectacular. --C. Stephen Foster, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

I am very impressed by the quality of the presentations...it is simply a superb book. --Claes H. Dohlman, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

As conjunctivitis is one of the most difficult eye disorders to treat and diagnose, Inflammatory Diseases of the Conjunctiva is an extremely valuable, problem-solving text for the practicing ophthalmologist.

This new book provides outstanding guidance on diagnosing and managing all aspects of acute and chronic conjunctivitis, including a thorough understanding of the causes and basic mechanisms of the disorder. Beginning with a complete description of the functional anatomy of the conjunctiva, the book goes on to cover the major conjunctival inflammatory diseases, including acute infections, allergic, auto-immune, iatrogenic, chlamydial and others. Conjunctivitis associated with systemic inflammatory conditions such as Sjogren's syndrome or bullous mucocutaneous disease is also discussed.

Key Features:

  • Practical diagnosis and treatment tables, along with clear and helpful diagrams
  • Over 200 superb, full-color illustrations
  • Invaluable information on the management of inflammatory conditions of the conjunctiva
  • An exhaustive bibliography

While other books have addressed conjunctivitis in individual chapters, this is the most comprehensive publication available today. Highly praised by faculty at the prestigious Harvard Medical School, Inflammatory Diseases of the Conjunctiva is essential for anyone who works or teaches in the field of ophthalmology.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Role
9
Mechanisms of Epithelial Adhesion
16
Nerve Supply
23
Macrophages
31
Types of Hypersensitivity
40
References
46
Clinical Entities
53
Acute Conjunctivitis
109
Viral Conjunctivitis
115
EpsteinBarr Virus Conjunctivitis
116
Historical Background
123
Therapy
130
Indirect Mechanisms
136
Systemic Diseases and Conjunctivitis
143
Focus Ocular Surface
149

Autoimmune Fibrosing Conjunctivitis
73
Causes
79
Nonautoimmune Fibrosing Conjunctivitis
87
Ocular Rosacea
97
Clinical Aspects
103
Conjunctivitis and Ear Nose and ThroatInvolvement
156
Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis
163
Ligneous Conjunctivitis
167
Pathology
176
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Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Dijon, Department of Ophthalmology Hpital Gnral CHRU Dijon

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