Neuro-Ophthalmology is a sub specialty of both
concerned with eye symptoms caused by the nervous system. Neuro-ophthalmologists have specific training in the issues of the eye, brain, muscle and nerves.
Symptoms assessed and treated by neuro-ophthalmologists are
optic nerve problems
, unexplained vision loss, disorders of the lids and pupils,
or a nerve transmission issue called
. Patients are referred to neuro-ophthalmologists if they are suspected to have
high intracranial pressure
or vision issues relating to
. During assessment the patient’s history is taken before evaluation of the patients eyes and vision will be conducted through various testing such as
vision field testing
. Any diagnosis will be discussed and a treatment plan made with the neuro-ophthalmologist.
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