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.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive resource that explores the innovative methods used to understand the visual system
  • An in-depth study of how the brain processes vision, and the role certain functions such as eye movement play in visual diagnosis and memory
  • Clinical and laboratory methods of evaluation that are perfect for physicians and specialists in any stage of practice


Clinical neurologists and research neuroscientists

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface 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 Index


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About the editors

Christopher Kennard

Affiliations and Expertise

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK