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The University of Kansas Health System provides subspecialized care for people with neurological disorders that affect their vision. Our neuro-ophthalmologist works closely with our neurologists to treat people with any problems involving sight or eye movement that is related to the nervous system.

About neuro-ophthalmology

When vision problems appear to be related to the nervous system, a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology is called in. You should see a neuro-ophthalmologist if you have:

  • A sudden change in pupil size
  • Double vision due to misalignment
  • High intracranial pressure, or pressure in the head, which can cause optic nerve swelling and loss of vision
  • Involuntary shaking of the eyes
  • Loss of vision due to a problem with the brain or optic nerves
  • Migraine headaches
  • Problems moving your eyes
  • Tumors of the pituitary gland or other tumors that compress visual pathways
  • Unequal pupils

Neuro-ophthalmology services

A neuro-ophthalmologist examines and evaluates vision and eye movement. They review visual acuity, color vision and visual field testing. Some of the common conditions evaluated by a neuro-ophthalmologist include:

  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Double vision
  • Optic nerve problems (such as optic neuritis and ischemic optic neuropathy)
  • Unexplained visual loss or loss of visual field
  • Visual disturbances

Other neurological conditions that may affect vision include:

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