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For those physicians faced with the choice between seeing patients and reading all day, Neuro-ophthalmology: Volume 1/1980 is a welcome addition to the literature. This book contains a series of 26 articles that review recent work in this discipline. Each review was written by an authority in the subject covered, and the coverage is nearly comprehensive. The bibliographies are extensive. The material is about as current as it can be in this format, and the editors plan future volumes at 18-month intervals.
Several chapters are outstanding. The series of articles on the ocular motor system is superb. The chapter on contrast sensitivity is an excellent clinical introduction to this topic. However, some articles in the book are poorly written; some subjects (eg, evoked responses and computer-assisted perimetry) are incompletely covered; and typographical errors are too frequent.
This volume is highly recommended for all physicians interested in neuro-ophthalmology. It is not
Cox TA. Neuro-ophthalmology: Volume 1/1980. Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(4):703-704. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930010703031