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Neuro-Ophthalmology

Bridging the fields of Ophthalmology and Neurology, the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service has the mission to provide state-of-the art patient care in the management of neurological and general systemic disease that affect vision and eye movements. Neuro-ophthalmology is an ophthalmic subspecialty that addresses the relationship between the eye and the brain, specifically disorders of the optic nerve, orbit, and brain, associated with visual symptoms. Neuro-ophthalmologists provide comprehensive clinical care to a broad spectrum of patients with visual disturbance from optic nerve diseases, central nervous system disorders, ocular motility dysfunction, and pupillary abnormalities.

Typical conditions treated in this department:

  • Optic nerve disorders, such as optic neuritis.
  • Ischemic optic neuropathy.
  • Compressive optic neuropathies.
  • Hereditary Neuropathies like Leber's optic neuropathy.
  • Visual field defects related to stroke or MS.
  • Early diagnosis of Brain tumors presenting with papilledema.
  • Double vision from ocular motor nerve palsies.
  • Myasthenia gravis.
  • Thyroid eye disease.
  • Orbital tumors.

Management of neuro-ophthalmic patiens can be incredibly complex, and often these patients are co-managed with the other speciality services viz. the retina, oculoplasty and squint services in particular.