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Matthew J. Thurtell, MBBS, FRACP, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of IowaIowa City, IA.Robert L. Tomsak, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.Robert B. Daroff, MD, Professor of Neurology, Associate Dean for Development, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.
Neuro-ophthalmology is a field of medicine that touches on every subspecialty in neurology, but has an undeserved reputation as a branch of knowledge that is difficult to learn and practice. Many neurologists and ophthalmologists do not receive sufficient exposure to neuro-ophthalmology during their residencies, and are uncomfortable diagnosing and treating patients with neuro-ophthalmic problems.Authored by neuro-ophthalmologists whose careers span three generations in the field, Neuro-Ophthalmology helps clinicians evaluate and manage patients with neuro-ophthalmic problems. This "curb-side consult" approach is divided into five sections: afferent (visual) disorders; efferent (eye movement) disorders; eyelid disorders; pupil disorders; and combination syndromes. Based on the most current scholarly evidence and filled with practical advice, Neuro-Ophthalmology provides the answers to "what do I do now?"
Oxford University Press
; October 2011
209 pages; ISBN 9780199874996
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Author: Matthew J. Thurtell; Robert L. Tomsak; Robert B. Daroff
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"This superbly written and illustrated book provides the reader with the three most important aspects of medical knowledge in general and neuro-ophthalmology in particular: a differential diagnosis of specific symptoms and signs, the pathophysiology of specific disorders, and the appropriate management for disorders for which a diagnosis has been made. This is the way teaching should be. The book is, quite simply, a real winner, and those who read it will be winners for themselves and their patients!"-- Neil R. Miller, MD, Frank B. Walsh Professor of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
"This is a concise, straightforward and well written book in which the authors use a novel approach, case histories, to cover a wide spectrum of Neuro-Ophthalmological topics...Each case presentation is followed by a "What do you do now?" discussion that includes obtaining further pertinent history and examination, a discussion of the pathogenesis, the differential diagnosis and then management. The key points of each condition are highlighted. There are 27 illustrations include patient and fundus photographs, visual fields, imaging studies, and diagrams, and 12 tables, that complement the case histories...This enjoyable work is ideal for students and residents rotating through neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology fellows, and practicing neurologists, ophthalmologists, and neuro-ophthalmologists."--Patrick Lavin, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCPI, Professor of Neurology, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
"...The authors...are to be commended for producing a superb text....The topics include not only the common, but indeed the vast majority of diagnoses likely to be encountered in N-O practice.The text is well written and a pleasure to read. The recommendations are sage and sound, embodied within a readable, case-based text. The encapsulated cases with highlighted key points are a strong point. This text can be recommended strongly with ease.The tables are well thought out and useful... The illustrations are excellent, with high-resolution detail that adds immeasurably to the cases.This will be a welcome and useful addition to the library of not only the neuro-ophthalmic neophyte, but also the seasoned veteran looking for an enjoyable refresher in a readable, well-illustrated package."--Eric Eggenberger, DO, MSEpi, FAAN, Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Neurology & Ophthalmology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
"This is an excellent text for the general ophthalmologist and neurologist to have readily available for consultation when examining patients with neuro-ophthalmic problems. This book also would be a good choice for medical students and house staff eager to learn more about the field of neuro-ophthalmology." -- Walter M. Jay, MD, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, Neuro-opthalmology
"It is rare to find a textbook so effective in organizing the thought process for its readers... this is a fine addition to the neuro-ophthalmology literature and an excellent chairside resource."-- Vivian M.W. Wong, Optometry and Vision Science