Many clinicians find neuro-ophthalmology overwhelming, requiring infrequently used, but time-consuming, skills to distinguish mysterious disorders. Drs Beck and Smith have captured the essence of this subject in a gem of a book that can be used both as a quick reference and as a programmed text.
"The beauty of this book is its simplicity."
The book begins with a brief review of the neuro-ophthalmic examination and the interpretation of visual fields. It then proceeds through a fairly orderly synopsis of the major neuroophthalmic problems, beginning with the afferent visual system and ending with motor processes. Each subject is covered in two to four pages, beginning with a brief case report. This is followed by a logical discourse on the differential diagnosis, leading to a review of the correct diagnosis. The emphasis is on diagnosis by signs and symptoms, without reliance on laboratory or radiologic tests. The general guidelines for management