Working with brain-related vision problems
People use almost half of their brain for vision-related activities, including sight and eye movement. Neuro-ophthalmologists take care of visual problems that relate to the brain and nervous system, 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, other conditions can lead to loss of sight or can become life threatening.
Our neuro-ophthalmology doctor 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.