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
- 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.
Julie Falardeau, M.D.
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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