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Eye Care & Laser Centre
Neuro Ophthalmology

A ‘Sub-Specialty’ that merges the fields of neurology and ophthalmology, often dealing with complex neurological manifestations leading to visual disorders.

Neuro Ophthalmology:

Neuro Ophthalmology is a specialty that concentrates on the neurological problems related between the eye & the nervous system, including loss of sight due to injury to the brain or the optic nerves causing loss of transmission of visual signals between the eyes & the brain.



Causes & Symptoms:

Damage of Optic Nerves caused by Inflammation, Infections, Trauma, Strokes, Tumors, Toxicities that lead to visual problems directly affecting the nervous system.

Symptoms range from

    • Sudden decrease or loss of vision or eye stroke

    • Visual hallucinations or visual field defects

    • Double vision or Diplopia

    • Headache or Retinal Migraine

    • Drooping eyelids and facial disorders

And other neurological diseases causing vision disorder.

Treatment:

Vision related complaints that are not supported by clinical diagnosis is a perfect prognosis of Neuro-Ophthalmology condition and an indication of non organic sign & symptoms. Based on this a Specialist will recommend CT Scan or an MRI test to identify any associated brain damage.

Based on the results oral or IV medications are recommended & in some cases a surgery might be required.