Share this article on:

Handbook of Neuroimaging for the Ophthalmologist

Vaphiades, Michael S. DO

Section Editor(s): Vaphiades, Michael S. DO

Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology: March 2016 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p e1
doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000337
Books Received

Department of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

mvaphiades@uabmc.edu

This book is intended for neuro-ophthalmologists, ophthalmologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, residents, and fellows.

This beautifully written and illustrated text opens with basic principles of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and vascular imaging. Subsequent chapters include visual pathway disorders, leukocoria and intraocular disorders, papilledema, cranial neuropathies, nystagmus, pupillary, facial nerve, and orbital disorders, and imaging protocols. The book also provides the relevant neuroanatomy, signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, diagnostic studies, and management strategies. An added bonus is a case vignette in each chapter. Each easy-to-read chapter is well organized and clearly written. Tables are particularly comprehensive. For example, Table 2.1 outlines the differential diagnosis of vision loss by lesion location and is 6 pages long. The neuroimaging figures are stunning with extensive figure legends, and anatomic illustrations are in color and beautifully rendered. Perhaps, the biggest plus of the book is the years of expertise of Drs Bhatti and Schmalfuss, as a neuro-ophthalmologist and neuroradiologist, respectively.

Overall, this book serves as an authoritative text, color atlas, and reference resource and succeeds on all levels.

© 2016 by North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society