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Questions and Answers in Neuro-Ophthalmology: A Case-Based Approach

Pasol, Joshua MD

Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology: June 2015 - Volume 35 - Issue 2 - p e12
doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000267
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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL

Questions and Answers in Neuro-ophthalmology, A Case-Based Approach written by Andrew G. Lee, MD and colleagues provides 20 classic neuro-ophthalmic topics each presented with a case history followed by a question and answer section.

The topics covered include many of those diagnoses encountered in a neuro-ophthalmic clinic. The first two chapters deal with evaluating the patient with anisocoria including Horner syndrome and an abnormally dilated pupil. The following chapters cover a vast array of optic neuropathies including anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, optic neuritis, papilledema, optic nerve drusen, and toxic/nutritional optic neuropathy. Causes of diplopia are further presented in chapters covering cranial neuropathies, Graves' disease, orbital apex and cavernous sinus syndromes, carotid-cavernous fistula, and myasthenia gravis. The last topics covered are chiasmal and retrochiasmal disorders, nystagmus and nonorganic visual loss.

The authors do an excellent job presenting each case with external photos, fundus photos, visual fields, optical coherence tomography, or neuro-imaging pertinent to each case. Following each case, there are 6–10 multiple-choice questions with in-depth discussions of the answers as well as a case summary. Pertinent literature references are provided at the end of each chapter.

This case-by-case question and answer book is recommended for medical students, residents, or those who want a reference or review of common neuro-ophthalmic conditions.

© 2015 by North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society