Neuro-ophthalmology approach to oculoplastic disorders

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Abstract

Neuro-ophthalmologists often participate in the care of patients with oculoplastic disorders. Their role may be the initial diagnosis, with subsequent referral; managing a patient ultimately found to have a neurologic reason for the oculoplastic condition (e.g., a patient with ptosis found to be secondary to myasthenia gravis); or coordinated care of diseases which straddle both specialties (e.g., thyroid orbitopathy, chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia, skull base tumors, orbital infl ammatory syndrome, etc.). As with all of medical practice, good communication is an essential foundation for a fruitful and successful partnership in the care of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmith and Nesi's Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages139-164
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781461409717
ISBN (Print)9781461409700
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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    Kent, T., Shepherd, J. B., & Van Stavern, G. P. (2012). Neuro-ophthalmology approach to oculoplastic disorders. In Smith and Nesi's Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Third Edition (pp. 139-164). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0971-7_6