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Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania is an important part of your neuro-ophthalmology team
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Neuro-ophthalmology is a team effort of specialists in 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 even 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.
Neuro-ophthalmology requires a team approach to care, with specialists from the fields of both ophthalmology and neurology. Together, they diagnose and treat people 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-ophthalmology team for further evaluation.
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Our ophthalmologists are experienced eye specialists who are all Board-Certified. 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?
Working with your neurologist, our specialists conduct comprehensive evaluations and diagnoses of a wide range of 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 experienced ophthalmologists can often help diagnose, and then treat, the problem. A sampling of neuro-ophthalmic conditions includes:
Our ophthalmologists routinely work collaboratively with specialists across multiple medical disciplines to provide comprehensive, individualized neuro-ophthalmic care. For example, we work closely with specialists in Endocrinology, Neurology, Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology, Radiation Oncology, and Stroke Care Specialists, among others.
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A comprehensive eye examination by one of our 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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