The Neuro-ophthalmology Survival Guide

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A practical, symptom-orientated handbook of neuro-ophthalmology for all trainee and practising ophthalmologists.

• Practical and accessible handbook for the ophthalmologist without a specialist interest in neuro-ophthalmology and acquired strabismus.
• Simplifies a subject which is often a cause of litigation against pracising ophthalmologists and exam failure for trainees and residents.
• Aids diagnosis in a field in which mistakes may lead to medico-legal problems, eg brain tumours presenting with blurred or double vision.
• Symptom-orientated - guides the reader from the presenting symptom to diagnosis and treatment or referral, through a series of easy to follow flowcharts.
• Chapter One presents 20 "golden rules" to keep you and your patients out of trouble

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Madhura A. Tamhankar, MD (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine)
Description: The authors have fulfilled a need with this book that will help ophthalmologists in the clinic when encountering a patient with a potential neuro-ophthalmic disease. The first chapter begins with a description of "20 neuro rules" that every ophthalmologist should know as well as three common mistakes that ophthalmologists tend to make. The book is divided into chapters that are organized into neuro-ophthalmic symptom- or sign-based workups of the afferent and efferent visual pathways. A very detailed and practical guide to neuro-ophthalmic history and examination ends the book.
Purpose: It meets its objectives of educating general ophthalmologists and ophthalmic residents. The illustrations are pertinent and of a very high quality. A color code adjacent to the listing of chapters makes it easy to find the desired chapter by looking at the symptom list in the beginning and flipping to the corresponding color-coded pages.
Audience: The book is targeted at ophthalmic practitioners and residents. The authors have laid down very clear indications for neuro-ophthalmology referrals when encountering patients with neuro-ophthalmic disorders.
Features: The content is superb and the book is easy to read. Subtle points that are not only practical but also insightful speak of the senior author's wide and varied experience in the field. The large text size, the organization of content, and the beautiful illustrations make for an enjoyable quick read. The use of color codes and colorful flow charts give this book a very contemporary look.
Assessment: There are several neuro-ophthalmology books on the market. What makes this one unique are the small size (<400 pages), the symptom-based approach to the workup of neuro-ophthalmic diseases, and the beautiful illustrations. It is less descriptive and more practical, which makes it useful for general ophthalmologists in clinics.
From the Publisher
"This book is unique in that it is organized according to symptoms. The text for each symptom includes an introduction, examination checklist, management flowchart, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, and guide to appropriate referral...Chapters include many beautiful illustrations such as examples of radiological studies, color fundus photographs, and visual field charts. Management flow charts are easy to read and understand...Throughout medical school and resident training in all of the specialties and subspecialties, there seems to be an endless search for the book or manual that covers everything one needs to know about a subject, but will still fit in a large pocket. For neuro-ophthalmology, this is that book."

Survey of Ophthalmology
Volume 52, Issue 5, September-October 2007, Pages 554-555

“This is an excellent, clinically relevant book essential to any physician who evaluates patients with potential neuro-ophthalmologic problems.”
Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology vol 28 no. 1 March 2008, by Dr Karl Golnik (University of Cincinnati)

A practical, symptom-based guide to diagnosing and treating a wide range of neuro-ophthalmology conditions. It is extremely useful for orthoptists and other specialists interested in this field. The layout of the book is user-friendly covering a variety of symptoms that patients may present with. The Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide is an excellent clinical guide for ophthalmologists, orthoptists and undergraduate orthoptic students. A worthwhile addition to an orthoptic department library.

British & Irish Orthoptic Journal, 2009

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780723434054
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/13/2007
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 545,911
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Consultant Neuro-Ophthalmologist, Mater Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Consultant Neuro-Ophthalmologist, University Hospital, Birmingham, UK

Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Frank B Walsh Professor of Neuro-ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA

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Table of Contents

Staying out of trouble. Blurred vision or field loss. Swollen disc(s), normal vision. Transient visual loss. Double vision. "Seeing things". Abnormal movement of the visual world. Abnormal eye movements without visual symptoms. Unequal pupils. Ptosis. Facial weakness or spasm. Unexplained eye pain, orbital pain or headache. Neuro-ophthalmic history and examination

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