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

Edited by

  • Christopher Kennard, PhD, FRCP, FMedSci, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  • R. John Leigh

The Handbook of Clinical Neurology Vol 102: Neuro-Ophthalmology provides a comprehensive discussion of the field of neuro-ophthalmology. The book is organized into four sections. Section 1 lays out fundamental concepts of the visual system and eye movements. It discusses the anatomy and physiology of the afferent visual system and the ocular motor system, and the neuro-ophthalmological examination. Section 2 deals with disorders of the afferent visual system, covering retinal disorders; abnormalities of the optic disc; lesions of the optic nerve; the optic chiasm; disorders of the optic tract, radiation, and occipital lobe; disorders of higher visual processing; and rehabilitative techniques. Section 3 discusses ocular motor abnormalities, including infranuclear ocular motor disorders; nuclear, internuclear, and supranuclear ocular motor disorders; nystagmus and saccadic intrusions; disorders of higher gaze control; and normal and abnormal lid function. Section 4 covers disorders of the pupil; neuro-ophthalmology of orbital disease; and functional neuro-ophthalmology. This book will be useful to early-stage physicians, as well as specialists interested in the latest developments in neuro-ophthalmology.
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Clinical neurologists and research neuroscientists


Book information

  • Published: June 2011
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52903-9

Table of Contents



List of contributors

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