About The Book

Based on their extensive teaching experience, and written for both residents in training and practicing clinicians, this new book offers a simplified yet comprehensive approach to central neuro-ophthalmologic problems faced in everyday practice.

The text covers major clinical problems and defines an inclusive, yet relatively brief, list of causes that can produce each problem. The authors avoid the standard decision-tree approach and, instead, define an easy-to-use and easy-to-learn best fit approach. The patient’s signs and symptoms are compared to those detailed for each of the possible causes for that particular major clinical problem.

Each of the chapters includes a list of Key Concepts, the development of An Approach To The Clinical Problem, a Pointers And Pitfalls section, a Glossary; and a Summary Of Take Home Messages.

The book and an accompanying DVD provide a profusely illustrated experience via color photographs, black and white neuroimaging studies,visual field studies, and explanatory diagrams, and, over forty videos.

About The Authors

Jesse Halpern received his formal medical training in New York City. This training included a medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate, an internship at the Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, and a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Halpern served as director of the neuro-ophthalmology service in the ophthalmology departments at the Texas Tech University, Lubbock, the Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, Los Angeles, California, the University of Florida campus at Jacksonville, and currently at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport. While at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, he also was program director of the ophthalmology residency program. He received a number of awards for excellence in teaching.

Halpern also served as a consultant in neuro-ophthalmology at the Beaumont Army Hospital, El Paso, and in the ophthalmology residency programs of the White Memorial Hospital and the Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Steven B. Flynn, MD, PhD, Chief of Service, Ophthalmology Department, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at Monroe.

Table Of Contents

    • An Approach to Visual Field Interpretation
    • An Approach to Optic Nerve Disease
    • Unexplained Visual Loss
    • An Approach to Disc Edema
    • Ocular Motility: Some Basic Concepts
    • Neurologic Motility Patterns: An Overall Survey
    • Neurological Motility Patterns: A Cranial Nerve Focus
    • Performing the Motility Exam
    • A Brief Summary: Case Studies in Neuromotility Disorders
    • Nystagmus
    • Pupil Problems
    • Optic Nerve Diseases
    • Covert Retinal Disease
    • Optic Disc Anomalies
    • Gaze Paresis Overview
    • Saccadic Intrusions and Bobbing
    • Horner’s Pupil
    • Episodic Pupillary Mydriasis
    • The Pupil in Coma


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