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Neuro Ophthalmology

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About Neuro-ophthalmology

Neuro-Ophthalmology is a field that deals with eye diseases caused by or associated with neurological diseases, such as MS, stroke, and brain tumors. This specialty includes the fields of ophthalmology, neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology. Most neuro-ophthalmologists have received training in these areas.

Typical problems in neuro-ophthalmology

  • Optic nerve disorders, such as optic neuritis,
  • Ischemic optic neuropathy, compressive optic neuropathies
  • Visual field defects related to stroke or multiple sclerosis
  • Ophthalmic migraine
  • Double vision from palsies
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Blepharospasm and other involuntary facial movements
  • Pupillary abnormalities
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Orbital tumors