Atlas of neuro-ophthalmology by Thomas C. Spoor

Atlas of neuro-ophthalmology by Thomas C. Spoor

By Thomas C. Spoor

There are numerous nice neuro-ophthalmology texts on hand starting from large encyclopedic tomes to small, exact assets. Combining the easiest positive factors of those books, Atlas of Neuro-ophthalmology deals a glimpse right into a big variety of infrequent and weird neuro-ophthalmic issues. lengthy well-known as a number one authority at the optic nerve, Tom Spoor distills his years of expertise into this fantastically illustrated atlas.

The ebook is a very revised and up to date model of Dr. Spoor's unique Atlas of Optic Nerve issues (1992). He addresses all facets of the optic nerve and its disorders-such as optic atrophy, neuropathy, and nerve tumors-making this a vital publication for practitioners and scholars. The inclusion of uncomplicated and complex issues makes it a terrific examine consultant and the wonderful illustrations make it a pragmatic diagnostic instrument

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Sented a nervous doctor treating a nervous patient and was not science’. This patient had the misfortune of being referred shortly after that meeting. A 28-year-old lady was referred with a swollen optic nerve and visual loss to counting fingers. Visual field was markedly constricted (Fig. 19a and b). CT scan was normal, as were serologies. No treatment was offered. She returned 1 month later with optic atrophy, and permanently decreased visual acuity and visual field (Fig. 20a and b). Timely corticosteroid therapy may have been sight saving.

24). There are a variety of metabolic (mucopolysaccharidoses, lipidoses) and degenerative neurologic diseases (Friedreichs’s ataxia, spinocerebellar degeneration, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease) associated with optic atrophy and visual loss. 2 Retinal causes of optic atrophy should be easy to diagnose once they are considered. A complete examination of the fundus, including the macula and peripheral retina, coupled with a timely use of the electroretinogram (ERG), fluorescein angiogram and retinal consultation, is usually diagnostic.

Bilateral occipital infarction or injury results in bilateral visual field defects (Fig. 54). 49 Superior temporal quadrantanopias may be caused by temporal lobe lesions, but much more commonly by occipital lobe infarctions. 50 Parietal lobe lesions may cause inferior quadrantanopias, but an occipital etiology is more common. 51 Visual fields demonstrate a left homonymous hemianopia cuased by the vascular malformation present in the right occipital lobe. 52 Vascular malformation in the right occipital lobe: axial (a) and coronal (b).

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