What Is Neuro-Ophthalmology?
Neuro-ophthalmology is a subspecialty area that focuses on diagnosing and treating vision conditions resulting from damage to the brain, optic nerve, or other nervous system-related disorders. These types of vision or eye problems may be caused by an accident or injury, strokes, tumors or other growths, inflammation, or infections and can lead to vision loss, among other health problems. Patients who have strabismus (or eye misalignment), uncontrollable eye movement (nystagmus), and similar conditions may also benefit from highly specialized neuro-ophthalmology care. At Rothchild Eye Institute, our neuro-ophthalmologist is both residency- and fellowship-trained in this subspecialty field and offers comprehensive care for patients of all ages. If you or your child have experienced vision problems related to neurological conditions, please schedule a consultation at our in eye center in Delray Beach, FL today.
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When Should I See a Neuro-Ophthalmologist?
The optic nerve plays a key role in transmitting information that we see to the brain for interpretation and function. When injury, damage, or neurological conditions affect this process, changes in vision or muscle control of the eye may result. Neuro-ophthalmology care at Rothchild Eye Institute may be recommended for children or adults who experience one or more of the following concerns:
- Brain injury
- Stroke or seizures
- Brain tumor
- Vision problems
- Unexplained vision loss
- Optic nerve damage or problems
- Intracranial hypertension
- Double vision or other visual disturbances
- Abnormal or uncontrolled eye movement
- Eyelid or pupil irregularities
- Nervous system disorders (such as multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis)
During a consultation, our neuro-ophthalmologist will use the latest in cutting-edge technologies and techniques to perform a comprehensive evaluation to evaluate visual acuity, overall eye movement, eye pressure, and other factors. Once a diagnosis is rendered, our specialist will explain the condition and discuss treatment options.
Specialty Eye and Vision Care
Getting the expert care needed when optic nerve damage, nervous system concerns, or other conditions threaten your vision is paramount to your overall health and quality of life. Our specialist takes a multifactorial approach to assess the neurologic, ophthalmologic, and general health aspects of these concerns and has a unique understanding of how these problems affect the eyes, nerves, muscles, and brain. To schedule an appointment with our neuro-ophthalmology specialist, please contact Rothchild Eye Institute in Delray Beach, FL.