Autoimmune disease for optometrists

1 March 2012
Volume 13, Issue 1

A review of the basic understanding of autoimmunity, its relevance to autoimmune disease and modern approaches to treatment.

Introduction

This article provides a review of the basic understanding of autoimmunity and its relevance to autoimmune disease. Its main remit is to describe some of the common autoimmune diseases which will present to a community optometric practice and discuss their underlying pathogenesis. Modern approaches to treatment are also reviewed. A short glossary of some immunological terms is included.

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