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A highly usable handbook

A highly usable handbook that compresses the wide and sometimes unwieldy field of neuro-ophthalmology into 350 pages

Leigh Spielberg

Posted: Friday, June 1, 2018

PUBLICATION
The Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide 2nd Edition
AUTHORS
Anthony Pane, Neil Miller
& Mike Burdon
PUBLISHED BY Elsevier

The Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide is a highly usable handbook that compresses the wide and sometimes unwieldy field of neuro-ophthalmology into 350 pages.

It is organised according to patients’ presentation. Rather than grouping disorders anatomically or pathologically, each chapter covers a specific complaint. For example: Chapter 3: Swollen Disc(s), Normal Vision; Chapter 4: Transient Visual Loss; Chapter 5: Double Vision. This makes it easy to use on a day-to-day basis without having to memorise its contents.

Examination checklists, flowcharts and approaches to specific problems like anisocoria allow the reader to open the book to a specific page and get to work. Differential diagnoses abound, and the authors always make it clear when urgent referral is required, as opposed to reassurance. This can make a world of difference for both doctor and patient.

This book is a must-have for neuro-ophthalmology fellows and is also very useful for the rest of us who examine eyes daily, from trainees to practising ophthalmologists, neurologists and optometrists. If it saves even one unnecessary referral, or, more importantly, correctly advises an urgent one, it is worth your while.

Like the other Elsevier titles reviewed here, this book includes full access to the eBook via ExpertConsult.com.


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