September 11, 1948

Clinical Methods of Neuro-Ophthalmologic Examination

JAMA. 1948;138(2):162. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900020058028

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In his introduction the author states that the book is intended for a review of clinical methods of ophthalmologic examinations helpful in neurologic diagnosis. He makes no attempt to make it a complete textbook of neurology and omits such diseases as heredodegenerative disorders of the retina and cerebromacular degenerations because they do not present ophthalmologic signs or tests used for neurologic diagnosis, though both the eyes and the nervous system are involved. There are ten chapters presenting, in order, anatomy of the optic pathway, fields of vision, pathology of the optic nerve, chiasmal lesions, retrochiasmal lesions of the optic pathway, eye muscle palsies, gaze movement and gaze palsy, nystagmus, disturbance of symmetrical eye movements, pupil accommodation, palpebral fissure and functional disturbances. There are no photographs or plates, only schematic drawings, which are pertinent and clear. The author describes the methods of examination and discusses the results in various pathologic conditions.

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