What is neuro-ophthalmology?
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As a sub-specialty of both neurology and ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology 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.
Examples of Neuro-ophthalmic Conditions
There are a wide variety of neuro-ophthalmic conditions, including:
- 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 (Papilledema or papilloedema)
- Optic neuritis and other optic nerve problems
- Pupillary abnormalities
- Unexplained vision loss
- Visual field defects
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