The Neurology of Eye Movements

The Neurology of Eye Movements

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The Neurology of Eye Movements provides clinicians with a synthesis of current scientific information that can be applied to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of ocular motility. Basic scientists will also benefit by description of how data from anatomical, electrophysical, pharmacological, and imaging studies can be directly applied to the study of disease. By critically reviewing such basic studies, the authors build a conceptual framework that can be applied to the interpretation of abnormal ocular motor behaviour at the bedside. These syntheses are summarised in displays, new figures, schematics and tales. Early chapters discuss the visual need and neural basis for each functional class of eye movements. Two large chapters deal with the evaluation of double vision and systematically evaluate how many disorders of the central nervous system affect eye movements. This edition has been extensively re-written, and contains many new figures and an up-to-date section on the treatment of abnormal eye movements, such as nystagmus.
A major innovation has been development of an option to read the book from a DVD, making use of hypertext links (which bridge basic science to clinical issues), and view the major disorders of eye movements in over 60 actual video clips.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 776 pages
  • 185.4 x 256.5 x 38.1mm | 1,791.71g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 38 black & white photographs and numerous line illustrations
  • 0195300904
  • 9780195300901
  • 583,750

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Who should buy this book, with its superb DVD (references both numbered and in alphabetical order, up to 1000+ per chapter!)? Every paediatric neurology library must aquire a copy. Despite the few clinical omissions, it is for serious clinical paediatric neurologists an exellent investment. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology
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Table of contents

PART 1 THE PROPERTIES AND NEURAL SUBSTRATE OF EYE MOVEMENTS ; 1. A survey of eye movements: characteristics and teleology ; 2. The vestibular-optokinetic system ; 3. The saccadic system ; 4. Smooth pursuit and visual fixation ; 5. Gaze holding and the neural integrator ; 6. Synthesis of the command for conjugate eye movements ; 7. Eye-head movements ; 8. Vergence eye movements ; PART 2 THE DIAGNOSIS OF DISORDERS OF EYE MOVEMENTS ; 9. Diagnosis of peripheral ocular motor palsies and strabismus ; 10. Diagnosis of nystagmus and saccadic intrusion ; 11. Diagnosis and management of vestibular disorders ; 12. Diagnosis of central disorders of ocular motility
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