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March 1992

The Neurology of Eye Movements (Contemporary Neurology Series)

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(3):326. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080150024016

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During the last three decades the clinical recognition of eye movement disorders has advanced rapidly from descriptive phenomenology to accurate recording of eye movements and the presentation of specific pathophysiologic mechanisms for the abnormal movements observed in patients. This subject, which appears dauntingly complex to the uninitiated, was first distilled into a comprehensive yet clinically useful form by Leigh and Zee in the first edition of The Neurology of Eye Movements. Now, 8 years later, the second edition has incorporated the major advances made in the last decade, including those of 1990.

The format of the second edition is identical to that of the first. The book is divided into two major sections: part 1 summarizes the results of basic research on eye movements, with an emphasis on the clinical relevance of this research, and part 2 builds on this framework to interpret the pathophysiologic mechanisms of the signs and

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