Optic Nerve Disorders

Optic Nerve Disorders

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Just as neuro-ophthalmology links ophthalmology with other medical specialties, so too the optic nerve links the eye with the central nervous system. Thus, ophthalmologists must be familiar with a wide variety of optic nerve diseases, which may occur in isolation or form part of a generalised neurologic or systemic disorder. Optic Nerve Disorders is an up-to-date guide to the relevant literature on a wide variety of clinical diseases of the optic nerve that will give the clinician a handy reference to assist in both their diagnosis and management. It provides a succinct, yet comprehensive review of optic nerve disorders commonly encountered in clinical 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. Chapter 1 reviews the major anatomic aspects of the optic nerve at both a macroscopic and a microscopic level, and discusses the critical role of axonal transport in optic nerve physiology. Chapter 2 takes the reader back to basics, emphasising the importance of obtaining a detailed patient history and performing a careful ophthalmologic examination. Chapters 3 through 9 cover the major clinical disorders affecting the optic nerve: papilledema, optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, compression of the anterior visual pathways, developmental and hereditary optic nerve disorders, toxic and nutritional optic neuropathy, and traumatic optic neuropathy. The last chapter, Chapter 10, summarises those optic neuropathies that cannot easily be categorised, but that frequently confront the general ophthalmologist in clinical practice.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 258 pages
  • 177.8 x 256.5 x 17.8mm | 816.48g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 228 colour and halftone illustrations
  • 0195312813
  • 9780195312812

Review quote

"There are few works targeted primarily to the clinician dealing with optic neuropathies. Drs. Kline and Foroozan have provided just such a resource: concise summaries of the most common optic nerve disorders, with authoritative, current, and practical recommendations for management. This monograph is beautifully illustrated, well organized, and clearly written. I recommend it highly to anyone, in training or beyond, seeking to acquire a basic understanding of optic nerve disease." --Anthony C. Arnold, MD, Professor and Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology Division, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles"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 authors should be exceedingly proud." --Neil R. Miller, MD, FACS, Wilmer Eye Institute, John Hopkins Hospitalshow more

About Lanning B. Kline

Dr. Kline has been a faculty member of the UAB Department of Ophthalmology since 1979. He has been a Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at UAB since 1990. In 1998, Dr. Kline was appointed the Chairman of UAB's Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Kline is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a member of the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.show more

Table of contents

1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Optic Nerve ; 2. Clinical Testing of Optic Nerve Function ; 3. Papilledema ; 4. Optic Neuritis ; 5. Ischemic Optic Neuropathy ; 6. Compression of the Anterior Visual Pathways ; 7. Developmental and Hereditary Optic Nerve Disorders ; 8. Toxic and Nutritional Optic Neuropathy ; 9. Traumatic Optic Neuropathy ; 10. Miscellaneuous Optic Neuropathiesshow more