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Clinical Decisions in Neuro-Ophthalmology

Clinical Decisions in Neuro-Ophthalmology This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Most ophthalmic diagnoses depend on what is seen with the slit lamp and the ophthalmoscope. Neuro-ophthalmic disorders, on the other hand, usually require a different approach, which involves integrating clinical data from several sources to form differential diagnoses that may demand further workup. Because this approach can be quite complex, there is a continuing need for educational materials that provide guidelines for dealing with neuro-ophthalmic symptoms and signs to supplement more standard texts on individual diseases. Flow charts (decision trees or algorithms) have become popular devices for teaching medical students stepby-step methods of utilizing clinical data. The authors of Clinical Decisions in Neuro-Ophthalmology have applied this method to help ophthalmologists to deal more effectively with a variety of neuro-ophthalmic problems. At first, the reader who is not entirely familiar with flow charts may be put off by the oversimplification this approach appears to impose on one's clinical judgment. However, a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Clinical Decisions in Neuro-Ophthalmology

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 103 (6) – Jun 1, 1985

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1985 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1985.01050060035015
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Most ophthalmic diagnoses depend on what is seen with the slit lamp and the ophthalmoscope. Neuro-ophthalmic disorders, on the other hand, usually require a different approach, which involves integrating clinical data from several sources to form differential diagnoses that may demand further workup. Because this approach can be quite complex, there is a continuing need for educational materials that provide guidelines for dealing with neuro-ophthalmic symptoms and signs to supplement more standard texts on individual diseases. Flow charts (decision trees or algorithms) have become popular devices for teaching medical students stepby-step methods of utilizing clinical data. The authors of Clinical Decisions in Neuro-Ophthalmology have applied this method to help ophthalmologists to deal more effectively with a variety of neuro-ophthalmic problems. At first, the reader who is not entirely familiar with flow charts may be put off by the oversimplification this approach appears to impose on one's clinical judgment. However, a

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1985

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