Optic Nerve Disorders

Diagnosis and Management

  • Jane W. Chan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  10. Julio A. Rodríguez-Padilla, Thomas R. Hedges III
    Pages 235-244
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 271-284

About this book


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 provides a practical reference book focusing 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:

- epidemiology;

- diagnosis by clinical signs and symptoms and by electrophysiologic, ocular and neuroimaging techniques;

- pathophysiology;

- management by conventional treatments ; experimental/newer medications under consideration;

- prognosis.

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 are fully explained. New data from clinical studies (beta-interferons for optic neuritis, for instance) will be presented for the management of each disorder.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jane W. Chan
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  1. 1.Ophthalmology and NeurologyUniversity of Kentucky College of MedicineLexingtonUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-68978-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-68979-1
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