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Book and Software Review
June 2003

Clinical Decisions in Neuro-Ophthalmology, 3rd ed

Author Affiliations
 

BARBARA A.BLODIMD

 

by Ronald M. Burde, Peter J. Savino, and Jonathan D. Trobe, 400 pp, illus, $99, ISBN 0-323-01707-X, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 2002.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2003;121(6):923. doi:10.1001/archopht.121.6.923-a

Going from signs and symptoms to diagnosis can be the most difficult step in evaluating a patient, particularly in neuro-ophthalmology. And it is this step that has always been the strength of Clinical Decisions in Neuro-Ophthalmology. The structure of Clinical Decisions has always been problem-based, starting with disease manifestations and then leading the reader through the differential diagnosis. Decision trees are used throughout the book to guide the reader. The first edition of Clinical Decisions was one of the first texts to use this problem-based approach. Textbook authors in many other medical fields have since adopted this approach.

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