The Infected Eye

Clinical Practice and Pathological Principles

  • Nora V. Laver
  • Charles S. Specht

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Charles S. Specht, Nora V. Laver
    Pages 1-11
  3. Nora V. Laver, Charles S. Specht
    Pages 13-35
  4. Mary Klassen-Fischer, Ronald C. Neafie
    Pages 37-55
  5. Tayyeba K. Ali, Seth M. Pantanelli
    Pages 57-75
  6. Seth M. Pantanelli, Tayyeba K. Ali
    Pages 77-100
  7. Andre J. Witkin
    Pages 101-161
  8. Guneet Sodhi, Erica Liu, Jennifer Renz, Katrinka Heher, Mitesh Kapadia
    Pages 163-175
  9. Mitchell B. Strominger
    Pages 177-196
  10. David W. Craft, Wallace H. Greene
    Pages 215-227
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 229-237

About this book


This book addresses the diagnosis and treatment of common ocular infections. Relevant pathological principles are described to provide a basis for the understanding of these disorders.  The epidemiology of infection as a class of ocular disease and the pathological effects of infectious processes in tissue are discussed in introductory chapters.  These fundamentals are explained and reinforced with tables and selected illustrations of tissue pathology.  Further chapters by leading clinical specialists describe recommended approaches to infections of the eye and periocular tissues as these conditions occur in adults and children.  Illustrative tables and algorithms enhance the discussion, making key principles accessible to the busy clinician.  The final chapters provide a guide to relevant microbiological techniques, recommendations for specimen collection and transport, and a survey of antimicrobial therapy for the care of patients with ocular infectious diseases.


Conjunctivitis Cornea Eye pathology Microbiological techniques Ocular infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Nora V. Laver
    • 1
  • Charles S. Specht
    • 2
  1. 1.Tufts University School of MedicineTufts Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Penn State College of MedicinePenn State Health-Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42838-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42840-6
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals