In this issue of the Community Eye Health Journal we briefly discuss the anatomy of vision, before explaining conditions presenting with double vision and/or sudden loss of vision which may be life and/or sight-threatening. There are articles on how to assess a patient with neuro-ophthalmological symptoms; the differential diagnosis of optic atrophy as well as how to counsel a patient with visual loss.
Large textbooks are written on neuro-ophthalmology and therefore it is not possible to discuss in detail the diagnosis and management of many neuro-ophthalmological diseases, but we trust this introduction will provide an insight to the important conditions and encourage you in further reading.
Articles in this issue –
- Understanding vision and the brain
- Red flags in neuro-ophthalmology
- Basic clinical examination of a patient with neuro-ophthalmology symptoms
- How to test for a relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD)
- Counselling patients with sudden, irreversible sight loss
- Differential diagnoses of the pale/white/atrophic disc
- Visual effects and rehabilitation after stroke
- New ways of working to support sustainable disease elimination
- In this issue: Key community eye health messages
Continuing professional development –
News and notices –
Further information about this issue –
Consulting editors for Issue 96: Allen Foster and Nick Astbury