This book reviews the various emerging infectious diseases that show a significant association with uveitis, describing and explaining their ocular manifestations with the aid of color illustrations. In addition, it presents brief reports of further emerging infections that are associated with uveitis in rare cases. The coverage is wide ranging, encompassing diverse emerging bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal infections. Individual chapters are also devoted to important re-emergent diseases such as syphilis and tuberculosis, with the focus on new data on epidemiology, diagnosis and management.
Emerging infectious diseases are defined as "those whose incidence in humans has increased within the past two decades or threatens to increase in the near future". Emergence may be due to the spread of a new agent, to the recognition of an infection that has been present in the population but has gone undetected, or to the realization that an established disease has an infectious origin. This book will be an invaluable source of information on all aspects of uveitis in these diseases.
Chee Soon Phaik, MD, is a Professor at Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School. Dr. Chee graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1984. She gained her Master of Medicine Ophthalmology from the university in 1989 and in the same year was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow; Fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists (UK); and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Dr. Chee joined the Singapore National Eye Centre in 1991; she was appointed Head of the Uveitis Service there in 2000 and as Associate Professor in the Ophthalmology Department of National University of Singapore in 2003. In January 2014 she was appointed Head of the Cataract Research Group at Singapore Eye Research Institute. Dr. Chee is the recipient of various awards, including, in 2007, an American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement award. She has been a member of the International Uveitis Study Group since 2002 and is currently President of the Asia-Pacific Intraocular Inflammation Study Group (APIISG) and a member of the IOIS International Council. She has served on a number of editorial boards, including most recently those of Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and Ocular Inflammation and Immunology. Dr. Chee is the author of 165 publications in refereed international journals. She was Editor in Chief for the Atlas of Ocular Inflammation (Elsevier, 2007) and for Essential Ophthalmology: A Guide for General Practitioners and Family Physicians (2012).
Moncef Khairallah, MD, is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Monastir, Tunisia and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Monastir. From 2000 to 2004 he was Director of the Tunisian residency program in Ophthalmology and in 2005 he received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Oph
thalmology. He is an Expert Member of the Vision and Hearing Loss Expert Group (Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study Group; GBD Study). Dr. Khairallah has participated in various international collaborative studies and trials and has been an invited speaker at many international meetings and courses. He is a member of the editorial board of International Ophthalmology
and Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
and is a reviewing editor for Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
. He is a member of the executive boards of the International Ocular Inflammation Society and the Society of Ophthalmo-Immunoinfectiology in Europe and an elected member of the International Uveitis Study Group and the Club Jules Gonin. Dr. Khairallah is the scientific co-editor of three previous books and the forthcoming Springer volume Ocular Infections
(series: Essentials in Ophthalmology). He has authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and over 50 book chapters.
Emerging Bacterial Infections: Rickettsioses.- Syphilis.- Lyme Disease.- Bartonellosis.- Tuberculosis.- Leptospirosis.- Other Bacterial Infections. Emerging Viral Infections: Cytomegalo Virus Anterior Uveitis.- West Nile Virus Infection.- Chikungunya.- Dengue Fever.- Rift Valley Fever.- HTLV1.- Other Viral Infections. Emerging Parasitic Infections: Cysticercosis.- Intraocular Nematodes. Emerging Fungal Infections: Candida.- Aspergillus and Other Fungi.