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October 1976

Symposium on Neuro-ophthalmology, Transactions of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(10):1814. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040588028

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There is at the present time no modern, short, and comprehensive book in neurophthalmology available to the resident or general ophthalmologist. In the past, the published transactions of the New Orleans Academy have often become the modern textbook on the subject discussed. Usually, the participants discuss the subject fully and present all the pertinent new information.

These books, however, of necessity have been of multiple authorship, with all the faults this entails. The most serious of these is a marked variation in style and approach to the subject, but even more important is a marked variation in quality.

The book, Symposium on Neuroophthalmology, represents no change from this pattern. There are excellent articles on visual-field examination and optic nerve diseases including ischemic optic neuropathy, retrobulbar optic neuritis, and drusen of the optic disc. The management of acquired muscle palsies and ocular myasthenia gravis are also well presented. There is also

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