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November 1989

Eye Movement Disorders

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Cleveland, Ohio

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(11):1577-1578. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020655016

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This book contains 25 chapters on eye movements covering basic science and clinical aspects, peripheral and central, primarily from a neuro-ophthalmological perspective but with some chapters on strabismus. The multiauthored material was derived from a course on eye movements held in the Netherlands in 1986; all but two of the chapters are by Dutch authors. All reviews of multiauthored books seem to comment on quality imbalance among the chapters and the obligate lack of recently published material. By mentioning the absence of the specific electron microscopic intranuclear tubulofilamentous inclusions of oculopharyngeal dystrophy, described in 1986,I don't break the tradition.

"... better suited for departmental than individual libraries."

There are many outstanding chapters in this book for different audiences. Some are for the beginning neurology or ophthalmology resident, while others seem appropriate for "experts." As a neurologist interested in eye movements, I found four excellent chapters: Collewijn's chapter on physiology, Buttner and

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