The subject of strabismus is approached from a new angle in this book: it is considered a visual motor anomaly of nervous system development. This hypothesis provides the framework for the questions asked about anatomy, physiology, clinical phenomenology and symptomatology. The author portrays a clear conception of this human flaw and at the same time explores basic knowledge of the visual nervous system's normal function, development, and design. The relevance of visual psychophys- ics, central nervous system imaging technology, and developmental neuropathology is examined.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.01(d)|
Table of ContentsContents: Dedication.- Preface.- Why Write this Book?- What is the Neural Substrate of Strabismus?- What Might an Insult to that Nervous System Do?- What is Strabismus?- How Might We Classify Strabismus?- How Can We Look Anew at Strabismus?- What Can Studies of Visual Development Tell Us?- How Can Visual Psychophysics Help Us?- How Can Studies of Overall Development Help Us?- What Can the Imaging Technology of the Central Nervous System Tell Us?- What Can We Learn from Developmental Neuropathology?- What of the Future?- Bibliography.- Index.