Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Vol 102 (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)Edited by
- Christopher Kennard
- R. John Leigh
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
Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Hardbound, 544 Pages
Published: June 2011
SECTION 1 Introductory Topics
1. Anatomy and physiology of the afferent visual system
2. The anatomy and physiology of the ocular motor system3. The neuro-ophthalmological examinationSECTION 2 Disorders of the Afferent Visual System
4. Retinal disorders5. Abnormalities of the optic disc
6. Lesions of the optic nerve7. The optic chiasm
8. Disorders of the optic tract, radiation and occipital lobe9. Disorders of higher visual processing
10. Rehabilitative techniques
SECTION 3 Ocular motor abnormalities11. Infranuclear ocular motor disorders
12. Nuclear, internuclear and supranuclear ocular motor disorders13. Nystagmus and saccadic intrusions
14. Disorders of higher gaze control15. Normal and abnormal lid functionSECTION 4 Other neuro-ophthalmological topics
16. Disorders of the pupil17. Neuro-ophthalmology of orbital disease
18. Functional neuro-ophthalmologyIndex