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Neuro-ophthalmology is a subspecialty of both neurology and ophthalmology. It covers a wide range of specific visual problems that are related to the nervous system – visual problems that do not originate with the eyes themselves.
We use almost half of the brain for vision-related activities, including sight and moving the eyes. Neuro-ophthalmology, a subspecialty of both neurology and ophthalmology, requires specialized training and expertise in problems of the eye, brain, nerves and muscles.
Although some problems seen by neuro-ophthalmologist are not worrisome, other conditions can worsen and cause permanent visual loss, or become life threatening. Some of the common problems evaluated by neuro-ophthalmologists include: optic nerve problems (such as optic neuritis and ischemic optic neuropathy), visual field loss, unexplained visual loss, transient visual loss, visual disturbances, double vision, abnormal eye movements, thyroid eye disease, myasthenia gravis, unequal pupil size, and eyelid abnormalities.
Our neuro-ophthalmology specialists bridge the fields of ophthalmology and neurology. They diagnose and treat those with neurological and systemic diseases that affect vision and eye movements. Patients with poorly defined visual symptoms or conditions that remain unresolved despite previous ophthalmic and neurologic evaluations may benefit by seeing a neuro-ophthalmologist for further evaluation.
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Our neuro-ophthalmology specialist is Board-Certified and very experienced -- quality and experience you can trust. We utilize the latest technology and enjoy an excellent reputation with collaborative physicians and high patient satisfaction. From the first moment a friendly staff member greets you, throughout your diagnosis and treatment, you’ll receive the compassionate care and personal attention that you deserve.
What neuro-ophthalmic conditions do you treat?
Our neuro-ophthalmology specialists conduct comprehensive evaluations and diagnoses of a wide range of neurological and systemic diseases that affect the eyes. Especially for patients with poorly defined visual symptoms or conditions that remain unresolved despite previous ophthalmic and neurologic evaluations, our neuro-ophthalmologists can often help diagnose, and then treat, the problem. A sampling of neuro-ophthalmic conditions includes:
- Abnormal eye movements (ophthalmoparesis or nystagmus)
- Double vision
- Intracranial lesions affecting the visual pathway
- Ischemic optic neuropathy
- Migraine and related visual complaints
- Optic disc swelling
- Optic neuritis and other optic nerve problems
- Pupillary abnormalities
- Unexplained vision loss
- Visual field defects
Our neuro-ophthalmology specialists routinely work collaboratively with specialists across multiple medical disciplines to provide comprehensive, individualized neuro-ophthalmic care. For example, we work closely with Endocrinology, Neurology, Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology, Radiation Oncology, Stroke Care Specialists, among others.
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A comprehensive eye examination by one of our neuro-ophthalmology specialists is the first step. Our doctors use very specialized equipment — and years of training and experience — to diagnose and treat neuro-ophthalmic conditions. As part of your evaluation, your doctor will personally sit and discuss with you the health of your eyes, how your condition is affecting your vision and what treatment options are available.
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