Eye Care

Neuro-opthamology

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
  • Blepharospasm
  • 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.

 

 

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