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Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Vol 102 (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

This volume provides a comprehensive look into the innovative methods used to explore the visual system. From the way the brain processes vision, an imperative part of the human experience, to the role eye movement plays in a range of questions concerning visual perception, memory, attention, free will, and even topological diagnoses, this in-depth handbook gives neurologists, ophthalmologists, and neuro-ophthalmologists an invaluable tool to help them better understand the visual system.

Disorders of the retinal and cerebral cortex, and those that affect control of eye and lid movements are thoroughly discussed, along with groundbreaking visual rehabilitative methods, and chapters on individual parts of the visual system. Practitioners will find a useful resource that lays out fundamental concepts, while seamlessly summarizing clinical and laboratory methods for neuro-ophthalmological evaluation.

The material is perfect for early-stage physicians or long practicing specialists who wish to learn the latest developments in the field.

Clinical neurologists and research neuroscientists

Hardbound, 544 Pages

Published: June 2011

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-52903-9


  • SECTION 1 Introductory Topics

    1. Anatomy and physiology of the afferent visual system

    2. The anatomy and physiology of the ocular motor system

    3. The neuro-ophthalmological examination

    SECTION 2 Disorders of the Afferent Visual System

    4. Retinal disorders

    5. Abnormalities of the optic disc

    6. Lesions of the optic nerve

    7. The optic chiasm

    8. Disorders of the optic tract, radiation and occipital lobe

    9. Disorders of higher visual processing

    10. Rehabilitative techniques

    SECTION 3 Ocular motor abnormalities

    11. Infranuclear ocular motor disorders

    12. Nuclear, internuclear and supranuclear ocular motor disorders

    13. Nystagmus and saccadic intrusions

    14. Disorders of higher gaze control

    15. Normal and abnormal lid function

    SECTION 4 Other neuro-ophthalmological topics

    16. Disorders of the pupil

    17. Neuro-ophthalmology of orbital disease

    18. Functional neuro-ophthalmology



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