Chapter 6

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Identifier NIC_Ch_6
Title Chapter 6
Subject Nystagmus; Diagnosis; Pediatrics; Management
Creator Richard W. Hertle MD, FACS, FAAO, FAAP, Director of the Children's Vision Center, Chief of; Pediatric Ophthalmology; Children's Hospital Medical Center, Akron, Ohio; Louis F. Dell'Osso, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University, Director Emeritus of the Daroff-Dell'Osso Ocular Motility Laboratory
Description This timely volume outlines the understanding, evaluation, and treatments of nystagmus in infancy and childhood. Aligning this condition with advanced concepts of developmental brain-eye diseases and summarizing novel treatment paradigms, the authors provide an authoritative resource for both clinicians and scientists in the care of infants and children with nystagmus. The chapters comprised here offer valuable coverage in all relevant areas related to nystagmus: • algorithms for examination; • descriptions of diagnostic techniques; • medical, surgical, and alternative treatments of the visual system in infants and children; • methodologies for investigation, including analysis software, models of the ocular motor system, and current hypotheses on the pathophysiology of ocular motor oscillations. Unlike earlier works on this topic, emphasis is placed on the motor mechanisms that cause the various types of nystagmus rather than the diagnosis or treatment of the afferent visual deficits that may accompany them. The study of each type of nystagmus using accurate eye-movement recordings serves as the foundation for differential diagnosis and treatment options. Each chapter summarizes the results of ocular motor research in a narrative manner, identifying the important ideas and observations that point to underlying neurophysiological mechanisms. Based on insights from the authors' combined 75 years of clinical experience, Nystagmus in Infancy and Childhood is a valuable clinical reference for ophthalmologists, neurologists, and other specialists in the treatment of this condition.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2020-11
Type Text
Format application/pdf
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Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, 10 N 1900 E, SLC, UT 84112-5890
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6799vz3
Setname ehsl_novel_dellosso
Date Created 2020-11-24
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1612628
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