This book is a practical, symptom-based, ‘how-to’ guide to neuro-ophthalmology and acquired strabismus for all trainee and practising ophthalmologists and optometrists. Each chapter focusses on a specific clinical symptom and includes an introduction to the clinical assessment of a symptom; an examination checklist; a management flowchart to be followed; clinical diagnostic criteria checklists; and further information on the diseases that can cause the symptom with a brief discussion of appropriate management.
- A practical and accessible handbook for the ophthalmologist or optometrist without a specialist interest in neuro-ophthalmology and acquired strabismus.
- The text simplifies a subject which is often a cause of litigation against practising ophthalmologists and exam failure for trainees and residents.
- The book aids diagnosis in a field in which mistakes may lead to medico-legal problems, e.g. brain tumours presenting with blurred or double vision.
- The book leads the reader from the symptom, through a series of simple but safe flowcharts and check-lists, to the diagnosis or the tests which need to be ordered.
- The first chapter presents 20 ‘golden rules’ to keep you and your patients out of trouble.
- Staying out of trouble
- Blurred vision or field loss
- Swollen disc(s), normal vision
- Transient visual loss
- Double vision
- ‘Seeing things’
- Abnormal movement or orientation of the visual world
- Abnormal eye movements without visual symptoms
- Unequal pupils
- Facial weakness or spasm
- Unexplained eye pain, orbital pain or headache
- Neuro-ophthalmic history and examination.
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- © Elsevier 2018
- 16th September 2017
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Neuro-Ophthalmologist, Queensland Eye Institute, Brisbane, Australia
Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Frank B Walsh Professor of Neuro-ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
Consultant Neuro-Ophthalmologist, Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham, UK