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September 10, 1982

Neuro-ophthalmology 1982

JAMA. 1982;248(10):1248. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330100074048

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Neuro-ophthalmology 1982, edited by J. Lawton Smith, continues the series of updates presented along with his Neuro-ophthalmology tapes and the new (1981) journal designed to present this subspecialty to the average ophthalmologist. As Dr Smith points out in his preface, neuro-ophthalmology can well be "15 to 20%" of any practice of general ophthalmology, and it is to these practitioners that the book is directed.

To this end, Smith has included an interesting group of neuro-ophthalmologic articles, 27 in all, many of which have been or are being published in the new journal, The Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology, which he edits. He also presents a brief but pertinent checklist of "New Pearls," a capsule review of the latest developments in the field. He further seeks to clarify the subject by including rather extensive editorial remarks, which include comments concerning the papers and references to other material on the subject. There can be