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Uveitis: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice, Third Edition
By Robert B. Nussenblatt, M.D. and Scott M. Whitcup, M.D.

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Uveitis: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice, Third Edition
By Robert B. Nussenblatt, M.D. and Scott M. Whitcup, M.D.
Mosby, Philadelphia: 2004
An Affiliate of Elsevier
Standard Print, ISBN: 0-323-02237-5
Genre: Uveitis - Eye Health, Ophthalmology

Reviewed by Sheldon Ztvordokov - October 12, 2006

Uveitis: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice, Third Edition, by Robert B. Nussenblatt, M.D. and Scott M. Whitcup, M.D. offers eye care professionals, students, and general readers with an excellent overview of what Uveitis is, and how it is diagnosed and treated. This textbook is based upon the most current information in the field, is accompanied by more than 300 illustrations and color plates that provide concrete examples of the information proffered in the text.

The text is divided into five main parts:
  1. Fundamentals: This section includes an introduction to the immune system and the basics of intraocular inflammatory disease.

  2. Diagnosis: This section covers the entire diagnoses process from taking a patient's medical history to developing a differential diagnosis. It also offers information on how to conduct an eye exam on a patient with, or who you suspect, has uveitis, as well as detailed information on the various diagnostic tests that are available and information on ongoing clinical trails in this area.

  3. Medical Therapy and Surgical Intervention: This section will most likely be of most interest to patients seeking to become more informed about their condition and how it can, and should be treated. It covers both surgical options and non-surgical therapies such as the use of corticosteroids, cytotoxic, cyclosporine, tacrolimus, and other agents. Antiviral, antitoxoplasmosis, and other therapies are also covered.

  4. Infetious Uveitic conditions: This section contains nine chapters, each dealing with a specific, or related group, of infectious conditions that can lead to or which are manifested by uveitis, such as leprosy, tuberculosis, HIV, Herpes Zoster, Acute Retinal Necrosis, Ocular Toxoplasmosis, Ocular Histoplasmois, Tococara canis, various parasitic diseases, and postsurgical infections.

  5. Noninfectious Uveitic Conditions: The last section in this book deals with noninfectious causes of uveitis such as the presence of the specific genes, scleritis, sarcoidosis, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome, Behçet's Disease, White-Dot Syndromes, Masquerade Syndromes, and Serpiginous Choroidpathy. It also provides additional information on anterior and intermediate uveitis.
Uveitis: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice, Third Edition was written as a text book for ophthalmology students and as a reference text for physicians who treat patients with uveitis. As such, this is a technical and academically rigorous text. Each chapter includes a comprehensive list of references. When relevant, the chapters also include case studies and applicable tables. This text is geared toward members of the medical community. However, interested general readers and Uveitic patients seeking to become more informed about their condition and possible treatments will find this book worthwhile. The text is organized intuitively, and essential information, such as a through review of the basics of the immune system and the role that it plays in uveitis, are provided. This background information enabled readers to better understand the causes of uveitis, how the condition is treated, and the basis for the various treatment philosophies that abound. As such, this book is essential reading for anyone, both on a professional or personal level, interested in understanding the fundamentals of uveitis and how it is approached in the clinical practice.


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