by Yozo Miyake, 234 pp, with illus, $209, ISBN 4-431-25466-8, Tokyo, Japan, Springer-Verlag, 2006.
This book constitutes an interesting, compact, nicely illustrated discussion of the results of ocular electrophysiologic testing in a wide variety of selected retinal disease conditions. The author introduces his credentials in the preface by stating that he is a professor of ophthalmology at the Nagoya University School of Medicine who is about to retire and wants this book to summarize his more than 30 years of study of clinical electrophysiology. He tells the readers what to expect by saying, “This book is in the form of essays that include my beliefs and philosophy on the clinical electrophysiology of vision. As such, this book does not include every clinical disease but only those that we have identified or studied in detail.” These introductory sentences belie the thorough, fascinating, and well-illustrated discussions that constitute the body of the text.
Electrodiagnosis of Retinal Disease. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(3):437. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.3.437-a