Optic Nerve Disorders

Hardcover | April 16, 2007

EditorLanning B. Kline, Rod Foroozan

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Ophthalmologists need to be familiar with a wide variety of optic nerve diseases that may occur in isolation or form part of a generalized neurological or systemic disorder. Optic Nerve Disorders provides a succinct-yet-comprehensive review of the optic nerve disorders commonly encountered inclinical practice, briefly reviews the anatomy and physiology of the optic nerve, and outlines those techniques of particular importance during clinical testing of optic nerve function. It is a handy reference for the clinician to use in both the diagnosis of disorders and the management ofcare.

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Ophthalmologists need to be familiar with a wide variety of optic nerve diseases that may occur in isolation or form part of a generalized neurological or systemic disorder. Optic Nerve Disorders provides a succinct-yet-comprehensive review of the optic nerve disorders commonly encountered inclinical practice, briefly reviews the anato...

Lanning B. Kline is Chairman and Professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Ophthalmology where he has been a faculty member since 1979. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1973 and completed fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology at the Montreal Neurological Institute and at the Bascom Palmer Eye ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:258 pages, 7.2 × 10.12 × 0.79 inPublished:April 16, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195312813

ISBN - 13:9780195312812

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Table of Contents

1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Optic Nerve2. Clinical Testing of Optic Nerve Function3. Papilledema4. Optic Neuritis5. Ischemic Optic Neuropathy6. Compression of the Anterior Visual Pathways7. Developmental and Hereditary Optic Nerve Disorders8. Toxic and Nutritional Optic Neuropathy9. Traumatic Optic Neuropathy10. Miscellaneuous Optic Neuropathies

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"The diagnosis of optic nerve disorders relies less on the appearance of the optic disc than on the patient's history, clinical examination, and ancillary tests. Each case is a jigsaw puzzle: The more pieces one can put together, the faster the puzzle is solved. When I read the first edition,I thought it was absolutely the best book on the subject of optic nerve disorders I had ever read. There were pearls on every page! Dr. Kline now presents us with a second edition, enhanced by new contributions from a number of young, but distinguished co-authors, as well as a co-editor. Together,they have taken the book to a new level, incorporating both clinical findings and the results of both new and old imaging and electrophysiologic testing. This new edition sparkles in its presentations, explanations, and superb illustrations. It is truly a piece de resistance of which the authorsshould be exceedingly proud." --Neil R. Miller, MD, FACS, Wilmer Eye Institute, John Hopkins Hospital