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Optic Nerve Disorders: Diagnosis and Management

by Jane W. Chan (Editor)


by Jane W. Chan (Editor)

The optic nerve and the brain comprise the main anatomic components of neuro-ophthalmology. Although there are numerous handbooks and major texts describing all the common disorders of neuro-ophthalmology, Optic Nerve Disorders is a practical reference book that focuses only on common optic nerve disorders.

This book is organized by optic nerve diagnoses commonly encountered in a neuro-ophthalmologic practice. It is written in a clear, concise style for quick, easy reference in the clinic. The organization of each chapter includes:


diagnosis by clinical signs and symptoms, as well as by electrophysiologic, ocular, and neuroimaging techniques


management by conventional treatments; experimental/newer medications under consideration


Updated information on diagnostic techniques, including OCT and mfVEP, and genetic testing for hereditary optic neuropathies are discussed. New data from clinical studies, such as beta-interferons for optic neuritis, are presented for the management of each disorder. Diagnosis of neuro-ophthalmologic disorders with newer neuroimaging techniques, such as PET, SPECT, and diffusion-weighted imaging, is fully explained. New data from clinical studies (beta-interferons for optic neuritis, for instance) are presented for the management of each disorder.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461406907
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2014
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2014
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 369