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Neuro-ophthalmology focuses on diseases of the nervous system that affect vision, control of eye movements, or pupillary reflexes. Neuro-ophthalmologists often see patients with complex multi-system disease. Patients often have co-existing disease in other fields (rheumatology, endocrinology, oncology, cardiology, etc.), thus the neuro-ophthalmologist is usually a liaison between ophthalmology and other specialties.
Typical Disorders We Treat:
Managing Neuro-Ophthalmology Diseases
The eye professionals at Bucks-Mont Eye Associates can offer diagnostic modalities and treatment options to detect and manage various neuro-ophthalmic conditions. After making the diagnosis and understanding the possible causes, we can offer treatment for patients with blurred vision, transient or permanent loss of vision, unusual visual phenomena, or double vision. Additionally, Botulinum toxin therapy (BOTOX®) is available for patients diagnosed with blepharospasm or hemifacial spasm.
- Patients who have any loss of visual acuity, visual field, or color vision due to a problem with the brain or optic nerves.
- Patients who have or are suspected to have high intracranial pressure (pressure in the head) because this increased pressure can cause optic nerve swelling and loss of vision.
- Patients who have problems moving their eyes or double vision due to misalignment. Such a problem may result from injury to the brain centers, nerves, or muscles that control eye movements or from a nerve transmission problem called myasthenia gravis.
- Patients who have tumors of the pituitary gland or other tumors that may compress the vision pathways to make sure there is no loss of visual fields, even when they are not aware of any vision problems. This is particularly important prior to and after operations to remove these tumors.
- Patients who have unequal pupils are evaluated by neuro-ophthalmology. A sudden change in pupil size may reflect a serious underlying condition and should be seen emergently.
- Patients with involuntary shaking of the eyes (nystagmus).
- Botulinum toxin therapy (Botox®) is available for patients diagnosed with blepharospasm or hemifacial spasm.
Finally, the neuro-ophthalmologist will sit down with the patient and discuss their condition and any treatments or management strategies that may be offered.
- Your glasses and a copy of your prescription, if you have it
- A referral from your referring physician with the specific reason for the visit
- Any relevant prior medical records including radiology and laboratory reports
- A CD and report of any MRI or CT of the brain or eyes that have been performed