Overview

For those clinicians with minimal experience in reading the signs and symptoms of neuro-ophthalmic disease, this book provides the information you need to make accurate clinical judgments and will give you the confidence to handle emergency situations. Features:
  • Well-organized sections on examination techniques, signs and symptoms, categories of neuro-ophthalmic disorders, and key diagnostic tests
  • More than ...
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Neuro-Ophthalmology: The Practical Guide

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Overview

For those clinicians with minimal experience in reading the signs and symptoms of neuro-ophthalmic disease, this book provides the information you need to make accurate clinical judgments and will give you the confidence to handle emergency situations. Features:
  • Well-organized sections on examination techniques, signs and symptoms, categories of neuro-ophthalmic disorders, and key diagnostic tests
  • More than 200 full-color photographs of specific diseases for easy identification
  • Detailed lists of differential diagnoses and red flags to prevent errors in evaluation or treatment
  • In-depth discussions of optic tumors, diplopia and polyopia, Horner's Syndrome, nerve palsies, visual field defects, eye movement disorders, and more
  • Designed for specialists and non-specialists alike, this user-friendly guidebook will be invaluable for immediate diagnostic and management decisions, including knowing when referrals are in order.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604065183
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 494
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Neurology, and Neurological Surgery, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI

Professor and Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology Division, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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Table of Contents

1 Clinical testing of visual function 3
2 Pupil testing 11
3 Techniques of the oculomotor examination 17
4 Choice and interpretation of visual field testing 21
5 Transient visual loss 37
6 Persistent visual loss 46
7 Visual field defects 58
8 Positive visual phenomena 68
9 Dipolopia and polyopia 74
10 Nystagmus 85
11 Optic disc edema 101
12 Optic disc pallor 113
13 Ocular and orbital pain 127
14 Proptosis 145
15 Anisocoria 156
16 Ptosis and lagophthalmos 167
17 Pseudotumor cerebri 183
18 Arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy 187
19 Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy 194
20 Idiopathic optic neuritis 198
21 Other inflammatory optic neuropathies 202
22 Compressive optic neuropathy 217
23 Congenital optic nerve anomalies 222
24 Hereditary optic neuropathy 231
25 Toxic and metabolic optic neuropathies 238
26 Traumatic optic neuropathy 246
27 Optic nerve tumors 253
28 Diseases of the chiasm 263
29 Diseases of the retrochiasmal visual pathways 267
30 Third nerve palsies 281
31 Fourth nerve palsies 285
32 Sixth nerve palsies 292
33 Cavernous sinus disorders 296
34 Myasthenia gravis and ocular myopathies 304
35 Supranuclear disorders of eye movement 310
36 Horner's syndrome 318
37 Adie's pupil 325
38 Thyroid-associated orbitopathy (Graves' disease) 340
39 Orbital tumors 345
40 Orbital inflammation and infection 356
41 Migraines and migraine variants 387
42 Facial nerve disorders 392
43 Thromboembolic disease 400
44 Nonorganic visual loss 407
45 Neuro-ophthalmic emergencies 414
46 Ancillary electrophysiologic testing 422
47 Temporal artery biopsy 438
48 Lumbar puncture 442
49 Neuroimaging 445
50 Billing for neuro-ophthalmologic diseases 459
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