Neuro-Ophthalmology

Neuro-Ophthalmology

What is Neuro-Ophthalmology?

Neuro-Ophthalmology focuses on visual impairments caused by optic nerve or brain problems as well as movement problems in the eyeball and eyelids. It indicates the methods to reveal, evaluate and treat these problems. Usually, a neurologist and ophthalmologist follow the patient together in these situations. First, a detailed eye examination is needed. If there is a vision or movement disorder that can not be explained by problems inside the eye itself, neurological examination and tomography or magnetic resonance methods might be necessary.

Temporary loss of vision, sudden vision loss, fading of colors, double vision, excessive eyelid opening or drooping, anisocoria (unequal pupil size), contractions of the eyelid and facial muscles may be signs of very serious neurological disorders.