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May 1962

Eye Symptoms in Brain Tumors.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(5):684. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020684026

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This well-written text contains lucid descriptions of the ocular symptoms associated with expanding intracranial lesions. It is composed of six chapters, a summary, and a very comprehensive bibliography. The material for this volume consists of the records of 1,600 brain tumors examined in the Neurosurgical Clinic at the University of Zurich. A study and an analysis of these records has permitted the author to evaluate both the incidence and importance of both the ocular and general symptoms of this disease. In the first chapter, detailed information is given on the values of a careful history—a facet often overlooked by the ophthalmologist. He next describes the general symptoms of brain tumors and correlates them with the eye signs, paying particular attention to the ocular manifestations of the various types of tumors. The final chapter is devoted to consideration of the so-called pseudotumors; e.g., subdural hematoma, brain abscess, and aneurysms. It is

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