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The second edition of this text has been long awaited as the 1946 edition has been extinct for many years. The text has many good points which warrant its thorough digestion by ophthalmologists and neurologists. Strong points include these: (1) It has the most complete discussion of optokinetic nystagmus available in any text. (2) The topical diagnosis of III nerve palsies is presented in the most thorough fashion of any available text. (3) The differential diagnosis of anisocoria is quite well handled. (4) There are excellent sections on the chiasm, nystagmus sylvian aqueduct syndrome, and gaze movements. (5) It is an excellent source of eponyms.
The main criticism against this second edition would be the omissions. Many subjects of current neuro-ophthalmologic interest are not included. Thus, there is no discussion of cerebrovascular insufficiency. Although one and one-half pages are devoted to ophthalmodynamometry, there is no mention of this technique for
Smith JL. Clinical Methods of Neuro-Ophthalmologic Examinations. Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;66(6):921. doi:10.1001/archopht.1961.00960010923024
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