Neuro-Ophthalmology: Problem Solving A Practical and User-Friendly Guide

First Edition

Jesse Halpern, Steven B. Flynn, Scott Forman

Details: 398 pages, Full Color, Softcover + DVD, 4.5" x 8"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-085-6

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Based on their extensive teaching experience, and written for both residents in training and practicing clinicians, this new book offers a simplified yet comprehensive approach to central neuro-ophthalmologic problems faced in everyday practice.

The text covers major clinical problems and defines an inclusive, yet relatively brief, list of causes that can produce each problem. The authors avoid the standard decision-tree approach and, instead, define an easy-to-use and easy-to-learn best fit approach. The patient's signs and symptoms are compared to those detailed for each of the possible causes for that particular major clinical problem.

Each of the chapters includes a list of Key Concepts, the development of An Approach To The Clinical Problem, a Pointers And Pitfalls section, a Glossary; and a Summary Of Take Home Messages.

The book and an accompanying DVD provide a profusely illustrated experience via color photographs, black and white neuroimaging studies,visual field studies, and explanatory diagrams, and, over forty videos.

View a sample video from the DVD here.


"The text is strong in that it has bypassed the rare and less important conditions more appropriate for a comprehensive text. There are many good videos."
Steven A. Newman, MD, Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology (2010)

    • An Approach to Visual Field Interpretation
    • An Approach to Optic Nerve Disease
    • Unexplained Visual Loss
    • An Approach to Disc Edema
    • Ocular Motility: Some Basic Concepts
    • Neurologic Motility Patterns: An Overall Survey
    • Neurological Motility Patterns: A Cranial Nerve Focus
    • Performing the Motility Exam
    • A Brief Summary: Case Studies in Neuromotility Disorders
    • Nystagmus
    • Pupil Problems
    • Optic Nerve Diseases
    • Covert Retinal Disease
    • Optic Disc Anomalies
    • Gaze Paresis Overview
    • Saccadic Intrusions and Bobbing
    • Horner's Pupil
    • Episodic Pupillary Mydriasis
    • The Pupil in Coma

Jesse Halpern

Jesse Halpern received his formal medical training in New York City. This training included a medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate, an internship at the Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, and a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

Halpern served as director of the neuro-ophthalmology service in the ophthalmology departments at the Texas Tech University, Lubbock, the Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, Los Angeles, California, the University of Florida campus at Jacksonville, and currently at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport. While at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, he also was program director of the ophthalmology residency program. He received a number of awards for excellence in teaching.

Halpern also served as a consultant in neuro-ophthalmology at the Beaumont Army Hospital, El Paso, and in the ophthalmology residency programs of the White Memorial Hospital and the Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles.

In the field of international ophthalmology, he has given week-long neuro-ophthalmology courses to ophthalmology residents in residency programs in Central and South America. This includes Chile, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Panama, and Trujillo, Peru. In addition, there were five separate visits to Lima, Peru and three to Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Steven B. Flynn

Steven B. Flynn, MD, PhD, Chief of Service, Ophthalmology Department, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at Monroe.

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Scott Forman

Scott Forman, MD, Director, Section of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York.

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