Strabismus : a neurodevelopmental approach : nature's experiment


Strabismus : a neurodevelopmental approach : nature's experiment

John T. Flynn

Springer-Verlag, c1991

  • : us
  • : gw

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Includes bibliographical references

Includes index



: us ISBN 9780387974095


Over the more than three decades of my life as a physician, I have been constantly amazed at how subtle and elegant nature is as a teacher. Our questions to her, though, must be clear and unambiguous. Otherwise, the answers we receive are likely to be misleading and confusing. As I have matured as a clinician, I have tried to improve my questions to increase my chances of receiving an answer. For the past decade, I have been pondering the subject of strabismus with which I have busied myself for practically two and one-half decades. I began to realize that my time, my share of wisdom, my abilities to carry out the prodigious work necessary to create a book out of nothing but thought, reading, and reflection on the work of others, as well as my own experience, were perhaps becoming limited. I do not doubt that they will become even more limited! Thus I have been led to write this book. Further, I am left in greater awe of prolific writers, particu larly those who write with the precision and attention to detail necessary for a medical text. Let me warn the reader at the outset that my approach in this book is "teleologi cal. " I am well aware of the conflict between science's notion of causality as only local and instrumental as opposed to the anthropomorphic notion of purpose or design in nature implied by the choice of this teleology."

: gw ISBN 9783540974093


The subject of strabismus is approached from an unusual angle in this book: it is considered a visual motor anomaly of nervous system development. This hypothesis provides the framework for the questions asked about anatomy, physiology, clinical phenomenology and symptomatology. The author portrays a conception of this human flaw and at the same time explores basic knowledge of the visual nervous system's normal function, development, and design. The relevance of visual psychophysics, central nervous system imaging technology, and developmental neuropathology is examined. This monograph on neuroscience, ophthalmology, pediatrics is intended for clinicians and practitioners.


  • What is the neural substrate of Strabismus?
  • what might an insult to that nervous system do?
  • what is Strabismus?
  • how might we classify Strabismus?
  • how can we look anew at Strabismus?
  • what can studies of visual development tell us?
  • how can visual psychophysics help us?
  • how can studies of overall development help us?
  • what can the imaging technology of the central nervous system tell us?
  • what can we learn from developmental neuropathology?
  • what of the future?.

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