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Book and Software Review
December 2001

Neuro-Ophthalmology: Diagnosis and Management

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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 Co, 2001.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(12):1871-1872. doi:

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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