The broad field of neuro-ophthalmology encompasses lesions of both the afferent and efferent pathways, which can result from various etiologies: tumoral, paraneoplastic, vascular, inflammatory, infectious, or hereditary, just to name a few. This volume of Essentials in Ophthalmology is dedicated to the review of new developments in neuro-ophthalmology, including those in diagnosis, physiology, investigations or therapeutic options. It is divided into six parts, designed to provide the clinician with a summary of some of the newest data regarding: Diseases of the optic nerve, unusual retinopathies, new methods of investigations of the retina, optic nerve, and visual brain, neuro-ophthalmic implications of some systemic disorders, oculomotility, visual rehabilitation. This up-to-date, concise, and practical book will help the clinician understand the unusual diseases of certain patients with neuro-ophthalmic disorders. TOC:Optic nerve: Optic neuritis and Multiple Sclerosis.- Ischemic optic neuropathies.- Optic disc drusen.- Inherited optic neuropathies.- Optic nerve tumors.- Traumatic optic neuropathy: recommendations and neuroprotection.- Investigations: Imaging the nerve fibre layer and optic disc.- Functional Neuroanatomy of the Human Visual System: A review of functional MRI studies.- Investigating visual function with multifocal visual evoked potentials.- Retinal disorders: Autoimmune retinopathies.- Retinal research: application to clinical practice.- Systemic diseases: Chorioretinal lesions in infectious diseases of neuro-ophthalmic interest.- Giant cell arteritis.- Oculomotility: Cerebral control of eye movements.- Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia: A common ocular manifestation of mitochondrial disorders.- Treatment of specific types of nystagmus.- Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation in neuro-ophthalmology.
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