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This book discusses the diagnosis and treatment of common ocular infections with the aim of clearly explaining current recommended clinical practice in order to aid physicians involved in the care of patients. 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 an introductory section. These fundamentals are explained and reinforced with tables and selected illustrations of tissue pathology. Leading clinical specialists then describe the diagnosis and treatment of infections of the conjunctiva, cornea, intraocular tissues, orbit, eyelids, and ocular adnexa as they present in adults and children. Illustrative tables and algorithms enhance the discussion, making key principles accessible to the busy clinician. The book contains useful appendices that summarize relevant microbiological techniques, recommendations for specimen collection and transport, and current principles for the appropriate use of antibiotics.