What is Neuro-Ophthalmology?
Neuro-Ophthalmology is the subspecialty in ophthalmology that treats visual problems related to the nervous system. Visual problems are usually caused by an injury to the brain or an injury due to the optic nerve. Such injuries can be caused by trauma, inflammation, strokes, toxicities, and infections.
If you have any of the following symptoms, please contact us right away.
- Sudden Vision Loss
- Sudden loss of visual field
- Sudden loss of color vision
- Double vision (In one eye)
- High intracranial pressure
- Problem moving both eyes
- Unequal Pupil Size
Typical Neuro-Ophthalmology Conditions we treat:
- Strabismus: Occurs when the eyes do not look exactly in the same direction at the same time. This is due to poor eye muscle control. One eye may turn inward, outward, upward or downward.
- Optic Neuritis: The inflammation that damages the optic nerve. Optic Neuritis is linked to multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that causes inflammation and damage to the nerves in the brain and spinal cord.
- Diplopia / Monocular Double Vision: There are two types of double vision. Monocular diplopia and binocular diplopia. Monocular diplopia is when the double vision still occurs when one eye is closed. Any inflammation or injury to the nerves will cause this type of double vision.
- Headaches: Headaches associated with ocular pain should be looked at by a Neuro-Ophthalmologist
- Proptosis: Is when the eye bulges out of the orbit, this condition may look similar to Graves’ disease
- Graves’ Disease: Occurs when the Immune system targets the area surrounding the eyes. Graves’ Disease may cause inflammation, redness, achiness, pink eye, eyelid retraction and bulging eyes
- Bell’s Palsy: Is temporary weakness or paralysis of the face. Most people are unable to blink on the affected side of the face.
If you would like to make appointment with Dr. Reader, contact us today by: Requesting an appointment or call us: 415-923-3007.