Neuro-ophthalmology, 1st Edition

Neuro-ophthalmology, 1st Edition,Christopher Kennard,R. John Leigh,ISBN9780444529039

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This volume is part of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, the world’s most comprehensive source of information in neurology. Now in its third generation, the series has an unparalleled reputation for providing the latest foundational research, diagnosis, and treatment protocols essential for both basic neuroscience research and clinical neurology

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  • A comprehensive resource that explores the innovative methods used to understand the visual system
  • An in-depth study of how the brain processes vision, and the role certain functions such as eye movement play in visual diagnosis and memory
  • Clinical and laboratory methods of evaluation that are perfect for physicians and specialists in any stage of practice


The Handbook of Clinical Neurology Vol 102: Neuro-Ophthalmology provides a comprehensive discussion of the field of neuro-ophthalmology. The book is organized into four sections. Section 1 lays out fundamental concepts of the visual system and eye movements. It discusses the anatomy and physiology of the afferent visual system and the ocular motor system, and the neuro-ophthalmological examination. Section 2 deals with disorders of the afferent visual system, covering retinal disorders; abnormalities of the optic disc; lesions of the optic nerve; the optic chiasm; disorders of the optic tract, radiation, and occipital lobe; disorders of higher visual processing; and rehabilitative techniques.

Section 3 discusses ocular motor abnormalities, including infranuclear ocular motor disorders; nuclear, internuclear, and supranuclear ocular motor disorders; nystagmus and saccadic intrusions; disorders of higher gaze control; and normal and abnormal lid function. Section 4 covers disorders of the pupil; neuro-ophthalmology of orbital disease; and functional neuro-ophthalmology. This book will be useful to early-stage physicians, as well as specialists interested in the latest developments in neuro-ophthalmology.


Clinical neurologists and research neuroscientists

Christopher Kennard

PhD, FRCP, FMedSci

Affiliations and Expertise

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

Information about this author is currently not available.

Neuro-ophthalmology, 1st Edition



List of contributors

Section 1 Introductory topics

1. Anatomy and physiology of the afferent visual system

2. The anatomy and physiology of the ocular motor system

3. The neuro-ophthalmological examination

Section 2 Disorders of the afferent visual system

4. Retinal disorders

5. Abnormalities of the optic disc

6. Lesions of the optic nerve

7. The optic chiasm

8. Disorders of the optic tract, radiation, and occipital lobe

9. Disorders of higher visual processing

10. Rehabilitative techniques

Section 3 Ocular motor abnormalities

11. Infranuclear ocular motor disorders

12. Nuclear, internuclear, and supranuclear ocular motor disorders

13. Nystagmus and saccadic intrusions

14. Disorders of higher gaze control

15. Normal and abnormal lid function

Section 4 Other neuro-ophthalmological topics

16. Disorders of the pupil

17. Neuro-ophthalmology of orbital disease

18. Functional neuro-ophthalmology


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