Neuro Ophthalmology

What is Neuro-ophthalmology?

Neuro-ophthalmologists have unique training in both ophthalmology and neurology.  They care for patients with vision issues related to the brain, nerves, and muscles.

Symptoms treated by Neuro-ophthalmologists:

  • Optic nerve problems
  • Various types of vision loss
  • Double vision
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Unequal pupil size
  • Eyelid abnormalities

Examples of conditions with sight problems that may be evaluated by Neuro-ophthalmologists:

  • Tumors
  • Migraine
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Radiation treatment
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
  • Parkinsonian disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury

Sources:  American Academy of Ophthalmology & Mayo Clinic