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