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Overview


Ophthalmologists need to be familiar with a wide variety of optic nerve diseases that may occur in isolation or form part of a generalized neurological or systemic disorder. Optic Nerve Disorders provides a succinct-yet-comprehensive review of the optic nerve disorders commonly encountered in clinical practice, briefly reviews the anatomy and physiology of the optic nerve, and outlines those techniques of particular importance during clinical testing of optic nerve function. It is a handy reference for the clinician to use in both the diagnosis of disorders and the management of care.
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Reviewer: John W. Chandler, MD, FACS (University of Washington School of Medicine)
Description: This is another superb monograph in the Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist series by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The book focuses upon the optic nerve in disorders involving the eye and central nervous system.
Purpose: The editor has established five important educational objectives that will enhance the clinical acumen of an ophthalmologist and has succeeded in achieving them in grand fashion. The style of the book's layout, tables, illustrations, and references are synergistic in facilitating the use of the monograph for both comprehensive reading and looking up a specific condition.
Audience: This book should be on the required reading list for all ophthalmology and neurology residents. Also, ophthalmologists should have this monograph in their libraries and be familiar with its contents in preparation for board examinations. The contributors are neuro-ophthalmologists who know the subject and know how to educate readers.
Features: Superb illustrations, color clinical photographs, and radiological studies give the reader clear examples of the text's points of emphasis. The table of contents and index are excellent navigational aids for looking up specific subjects. There is a CME credit test at the end of the book.
Assessment: This is an especially valuable book for ophthalmologists. It provides understandable descriptions of complex processes involved in the biology and clinical courses of diseases involving the optic nerve. These conditions, especially early in their course, can be subtle, so detection at this critical time must be based upon solid understanding and application of knowledge of the type richly supplied in this monograph.
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Reviewer: John W. Chandler, MD, FACS (University of Washington School of Medicine)
Description: This is another superb monograph in the Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist series by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The book focuses upon the optic nerve in disorders involving the eye and central nervous system.
Purpose: The editor has established five important educational objectives that will enhance the clinical acumen of an ophthalmologist and has succeeded in achieving them in grand fashion. The style of the book's layout, tables, illustrations, and references are synergistic in facilitating the use of the monograph for both comprehensive reading and looking up a specific condition.
Audience: This book should be on the required reading list for all ophthalmology and neurology residents. Also, ophthalmologists should have this monograph in their libraries and be familiar with its contents in preparation for board examinations. The contributors are neuro-ophthalmologists who know the subject and know how to educate readers.
Features: Superb illustrations, color clinical photographs, and radiological studies give the reader clear examples of the text's points of emphasis. The table of contents and index are excellent navigational aids for looking up specific subjects. There is a CME credit test at the end of the book.
Assessment: This is an especially valuable book for ophthalmologists. It provides understandable descriptions of complex processes involved in the biology and clinical courses of diseases involving the optic nerve. These conditions, especially early in their course, can be subtle, so detection at this critical time must be based upon solid understanding and application of knowledge of the type richly supplied in this monograph.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195312812
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/11/2006
  • Series: American Academy of Ophthalmology Monograph Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lanning B. Kline is Chairman and Professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Ophthalmology where he has been a faculty member since 1979. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1973 and completed fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology at the Montreal Neurological Institute and at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida. Dr. Kline is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a member of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Rod Foroozan is Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1997 and completed his fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital.

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Table of Contents

1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Optic Nerve
2. Clinical Testing of Optic Nerve Function
3. Papilledema
4. Optic Neuritis
5. Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
6. Compression of the Anterior Visual Pathways
7. Developmental and Hereditary Optic Nerve Disorders
8. Toxic and Nutritional Optic Neuropathy
9. Traumatic Optic Neuropathy
10. Miscellaneuous Optic Neuropathies

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