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November 1991

Current Neuro-Ophthalmology

Author Affiliations

Baltimore, Md

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(11):1508-1509. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080110042028

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This is the first volume of a biennial publication that reviews pertinent neuro-ophthalmologic literature of the preceding 2 years. However, this initial volume contains work from 1980 to 1986. This volume is not intended as a textbook, but rather as a reference of specific neuro-ophthalmologic topics. Each review is written by a clinician or scientist who is considered to be an authority in his or her field.

"... provides numerous exhaustive but succinct reviews of neuroophthalmologic topics."

The book is divided into six subjects. Part 1 describes the visual sensory system, from diseases of the optic nerve to disorders of higher visual sensory function. Emphasis has been placed on optic neuritis and its differential diagnosis, tumors of the optic nerve, and diseases of the optic chiasm. The chapter on higher visual function, which includes a discussion of alexia, color anomia, prosopagnosia, and visual agnosias, is well organized and informative; however, in

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