People use almost half of their brain for vision-related activities, including sight and eye movement. Neuro-ophthalmologists take care of visual problems that are related to the brain and nervous system –– these are conditions that do not come from the eyes themselves –– such as:

  • Optic nerve disorders other than glaucoma
  • Brain disorders affecting vision (stroke, hemorrhage, tumor, multiple sclerosis)
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Unexplained visual field defects
  • Transient visual loss
  • Double vision
  • Ocular myasthenia gravis
  • Abnormal eye movement
  • Unequal pupil size
  • Eyelid abnormalities
  • Blepharospasm
  • Hemifacial spasm

Although some problems seen by neuro-ophthalmologists are not worrisome, others conditions can lead to loss of sight or can become life threatening.

Legacy Devers Eye Institute offers neuro-ophthalmology with a doctor who has training in neurology and ophthalmology and expertise in problems of the eye, brain, nerves and muscles to diagnose and treat a variety of problems.

Our provider

Julie Falardeau, M.D.

Our location

Legacy Devers Eye Institute
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Good Samaritan Building 2, Second floor
1040 N.W. 22nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
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