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The Neurology of Eye Movements / Edition 3

The Neurology of Eye Movements / Edition 3

by R. John Leigh, David S. Zee


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The Neurology of Eye Movements / Edition 3

The Neurology of Eye Movements provides clinicians with a synthesis of current scientific information that can be applied to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of ocular motility. Basic scientists will also benefit from descriptions of how data from anatomical, electrophysiological, pharmacological, and imaging studies can be directly applied to the study of disease. By critically reviewing such basic studies, the authors build a conceptual framework that can be applied to the interpretation of abnormal ocular motor behavior at the bedside. These syntheses are summarized in displays, new figures, schematics and tables. Early chapters discuss the visual need and neural basis for each functional class of eye movements. Two large chapters deal with the evaluation of double vision and systematically evaluate how many disorders of the central nervous system affect eye movements. This edition has been extensively rewritten, and contains many new figures and an up-to-date section on the treatment of abnormal eye movements such as nystagmus. A major innovation has been the development of an option to read the book from a compact disc, make use of hypertext links (which bridge basic science to clinical issues), and view the major disorders of eye movements in over 60 video clips. This volume will provide pertinent, up-to-date information to neurologists, neuroscientists, ophthalmologists, visual scientists, otalaryngologists, optometrists, biomedical engineers, and psychologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195129724
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/01/1999
Series: Contemporary Neurology Series , #55
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Dr. Leigh, who trained in neurology at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cornell Medical Center in New York, and the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, has applied eye movements to study a broad range of disorders affecting the brain, eye, or ear during his career as a clinician-scientist. He has served on review committees of the National Institutes of Health and on the editorial boards of journals Annals of Neurology and Neurology. His collaboration of over 35 years with Dr. Zee has produced many joint publications including five editions of the Neurology of Eye Movements.

Dr. Zee first came to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore in 1965 as a medical student and then trained there in neurology after an internal medicine internship at Cornell Medical Center in New York. Both his research and clinical focus has been on eye movement and vestibular disorders. He has had three sabbatical years at the National Eye Institute in their Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research. He first began working with Dr. Leigh in the late 1970s when Dr. Leigh was at Hopkins as a fellow and then a faulty member.

Table of Contents

The Neurology of Eye Movements, Edition 5, by R. John Leigh, M.D. and David S. Zee MD


Chapter 1: A Survey of Eye Movements: Characteristics and Teleology

Chapter 2: The Ocular Motor Periphery

Chapter 3: The Vestibular-Optokinetic System

Chapter 4: The Saccadic System

Chapter 5: Smooth Visual Tracking and Fixation

Chapter 6: Gaze Holding and The Neural Integrator

Chapter 7: The Neural Basis for Conjugate Eye Movements

Chapter 8: Eye-Head Movements

Chapter 9: Vergence Eye Movements

Chapter 10: Diagnosis of Peripheral Ocular Motor Palsies And Strabismus

Chapter 11: Diagnosis of Nystagmus and Saccadic Intrusions

Chapter 12: Diagnosis and Management of Vestibular Disorders

Chapter 13: Disorders of Ocular Motility Due To Disease of the Brainstem, Cerebellum and Diencephalon

Chapter 14: Disorders of Ocular Motility With Disease Affecting The Basal Ganglia, Cerebral Cortex, And In Systemic Conditions

Appendix A: A Summary Scheme for the Bedside Ocular Motor Examination

Appendix B: A Summary of Methods for Measuring Eye Movements

Appendix C: Tables of Ocular Motor Findings in Hereditary Ataxias

Appendix D: Table of Videos and their Legends

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