When vision problems appear to be related to the nervous system, a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology is called in. Numerous disorders may fall in this range. Some of the common conditions evaluated include:
- Optic nerve problems (such as optic neuritis and ischemic optic neuropathy)
- Unexplained visual loss or loss of visual field
- Visual disturbances
- Double vision
- Abnormal eye movements
In addition, other neurological conditions may affect vision, such as multiple sclerosis, strokes and brain tumors. Our physicians are also performing leading-edge, basic, clinical and applied research in ophthalmology and vision science.