by Grant T. Liu, MD, Nicholas J. Volpe, MD, and Steven L. Galetta,
MD, 780 pp, with illus, $125, ISBN 0-7216-6533-0, Philadelphia, PA, WB Saunders
This textbook is designed for fellows, residents, medical students,
general ophthalmologists, and neurologists. The book is not intended (as stated
in the preface) for "the professors" of neuro-ophthalmology. It achieves its
stated goal of "bridging the gap" between the algorithm-based and flow-diagram–based
texts, and the encyclopedic reference books on neuro-ophthalmology.
The book is divided into 4 sections: (1) history and examination, (2)
afferent disorders, (3) efferent disorders, and (4) headache and facial pain.
The chapters are organized into sections by symptoms, signs, and topographic
anatomy. Each chapter begins with an introduction, followed by a brief review
of neuroanatomy, diagnostic signs and symptoms, evaluation, and finally, the
management of the major neuro-ophthalmic conditions. The anatomic organization
of the textbook is easy to follow, and the format will be very helpful for
neuro-ophthalmology students and residents.
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