EYE. BRAIN. NERVES. MUSCLES.
Neuro ophthalmology is a sub-specialty of neurology and ophthalmology. It is a treatment for visual problems which are related to nervous-system.
These visual problems are not caused due to eyes themselves.
Neuro ophthalmology physicians undergo specialised training & expertise in problems of brain, eyes, muscles & nerves.
These Neuro-ophthalmologists have unique abilities to evaluate patients from the ophthalmologic, neurologic, and medical stand points to diagnose & treat variety of problems.
Common Problems Evaluated by Neuro-ophthalmologists
Sometimes problem is confined to the optic nerve or the nervous system & others related to a general medical condition.
Although some problems seen by Neuro-ophthalmologists are not worrisome, other conditions can worsen and cause permanent visual loss, or become life threatening.
Neuro-ophthalmology symptoms & signs
- Double vision
- Abnormal eye movement
- Eyelid abnormalities
- Transient visual loss
- Unequal pupil size
- Visual field loss
- Visual disturbances
- Unexplained visual loss