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Title Uveitis and immunological disorders / editors, Uwe Pleyer, John V. Forrester
Published Berlin : Springer Verlag, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 119 pages) : color illustrations
Series Essentials in ophthalmology, 1612-3212
Essentials in ophthalmology.
Contents Ch. 1 Histocompatibility matching in penetrating keratoplasty / Daniel Böhringer, Thomas Reinhard -- Ch. 2 Acute anterior uveitis and HLA-B27: what's new? / John H. Chang, Peter J. McCluskey, Denis Wakefield -- Ch. 3 What can the aqueous humor tell us about uveitis? / Alastair K.O. Denniston, S. John Curnow -- Ch. 4 Is diabetic retinopathy an inflammatory disease? Inflammation as a stimulus for vascular leakage and proliferation / Antonia M. Joussen -- Ch. 5 Steroid sensitivity in uveitis / Richard W.J. Lee, Lauren P. Schewitz, Ben J.E. Raveney, Andrew D. Dick -- Ch. 6 Multiple sclerosis and uveitis / Graeme J. Williams -- Ch. 7 Inflammation in age-related macular degeneration: what is the evidence? / Heping Xu, John V. Forrester -- Ch. 8 Age-related macular degeneration: immunological factors in the pathogenesis and therapeutic consequences / Aize Kijlstra, Ellen C. La Heij, Fleur Goezinne, Fred Hendrikse -- Ch. 9 Patterns of retinal vascular involvement in the diagnosis of retinal vasculitis -- Ch. 10 Masquerade syndromes / Shouvik Saha, Elizabeth M. Graham
Summary This third volume of "Uveitis and Immunological Disorders" in Essentials in Ophthalmology provides up-to-date, relevant information for the reader. Our knowledge and understanding of immune mechanisms has increased exponentially over the past few years and has expanded to disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. This volume will provide the ophthalmologist with practical information on how to diagnose and treat these difficult, and in some cases, blinding disorders. In addition, there are important discussions of the mechanisms underlying these conditions, which incorporate the most recent, up-to-date research material available. "Summary for the Clinician" and "Core Messages" sections enhance the value of each chapter. This volume was written by authors who are leaders in their field. Important and provocative questions dealing with recent developments are raised. Topics covered include: To do or not to do? HLA typing in keratoplasty Acute anterior uveitis and HLA-B27: what is new? Keratouveitis: new aspects on diagnosis and management Steroid sensitivity in uveitis Is Behcet's retinal vasculitis different from idiopathic retinal vasculitis? Is the diagnosis important in sight-threatening non-infectious uveitis? Uveitis and multiple sclerosis: is there a real link? Inflammation and AMD: what is the evidence? Diabetic retinopathy: an inflammatory disorder? Pathophysiology and its consequences. This highly practical and clinically relevant volume is valuable to all those involved in the handling and treatment of patients with ocular inflammation. In addition, it provides fresh perspectives and insights into our current understanding of common disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration
Notes Continuation of the 2005 and 2007 Essentials in ophthalmology volumes of the same title presenting additional information and topics
"Progress III."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Uveitis.
Eye -- Diseases -- Immunological aspects
Eye -- Diseases.
Uveitis -- immunology
Eye Diseases -- immunology
HLA-B27 Antigen -- immunology
Eye Diseases
MEDICAL -- Alternative Medicine.
Eye -- Diseases -- Immunological aspects.
Uveitis -- immunology.
Eye diseases -- Immunology.
HLA-B27 Antigen -- immunology.
Eye -- Diseases -- Immunological aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Pleyer, Uwe
Forrester, John V
ISBN 9783540694595