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September 1976

Whither Neuro-Ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(9):1631. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040461030

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To the Editor.  —I would like to commend your editorial on neuro-ophthalmology by Drs Cogan and Lessell (Arch Dermatol 94:393, 1976), which has raised important issues at an opportune moment.Neuro-ophthalmology consists essentially of the assiduous study of the visual sensory system, the pupil, the ocular movements, and the optic disc, supported by a comprehensive knowledge of the underlying anatomical and physiological substrate. In most parts of the world these subjects are shared by interested neurologists and ophthalmologists, and the recent upsurge in interest in the subspecialty of neuro-ophthalmology has been largely stimulated by the contributions and enthusiasm of a number of distinguished American ophthalmologists. The impact of computerized axial scanning on neuro-ophthalmology awaits assessment, but this revolutionary diagnostic technique will certainly aid the neurologist and the internist in neuroophthalmic diagnosis. Likewise, the visual evoked response will aid the diagnosis of optic nerve lesions. Further development of these and other

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