Neuro-ophthalmology and neuro-otology update

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This review summarizes topical papers from the fields of neuro-ophthalmology and neuro-otology published from August 2013 to February 2015. The main findings are: (1) diagnostic criteria for pseudotumor cerebri have been updated, and the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial evaluated the efficacy of acetazolamide in patients with mild vision loss, (2) categorization of vestibular disorders through history and ocular motor examination is particularly important in the acute vestibular syndrome, where timely distinction between a central or peripheral localization is essential, (3) the newly described “sagging eye syndrome” provides a mechanical explanation for an isolated esodeviation that increases at distance in the aging population and (4) eye movement recordings better define how cerebellar dysfunction and/or sixth nerve palsy may play a role in other patients with esodeviations that increase at distance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2786-2792
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of neurology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


  • Divergence insufficiency
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Neuro-otology
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Sagging eye syndrome
  • Vertigo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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