Oct. 13, 2017
Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology, Third Edition
Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology, Third Edition, details the current diagnostic management and treatment of neuro-ophthalmological diseases in children.
Neuro-ophthalmology has long been a focused area of speciality for the diagnosis and treatment of such diseases. Recently, the field of pediatric neuro-ophthalmology has burgeoned. Last September, the European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society dedicated its annual meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, to pediatric neuro-ophthalmology.
In response to the demand for an encyclopedic reference, Michael C. Brodsky, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and neurology and Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc. Professor of Ophthalmology Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has recently published the third edition of his definitive textbook titled Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology. Published by Springer-Verlag New York, the textbook contains 823 pages that detail the current diagnostic management and treatment of neuro-ophthalmological diseases in children.
According to Dr. Brodsky: "Children have often unique neuro-ophthalmological presentations that do not conform to our standard diagnostic paradigms in adults. Consequently, they may be subjected to unnecessary diagnostic studies that delay the definitive diagnosis and management of these vision-threatening disorders. It is my hope that this third and final edition will provide a narrative to facilitate the clinical diagnosis and direct proper treatment of these disorders.
"Replete with color photographs, magnetic resonance images and tables, this book took approximately four years of concentrated effort to compile. Funding for the research time was generously provided by an endowed chair from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation at the inception of this project. Ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic also provided research time to permit this project to reach fruition.
"The generous institutional support from Mayo and philanthropic support from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation enabled me to complete this work while maintaining a busy clinical practice. Working at Mayo Clinic also provided me with a wealth of clinical material and with excellent neurological subspecialists to imbue the book with expertise." Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology, Third Edition, can be purchased at www.springer.com.