Neuro Ophthalmology

Neuro Ophthalmology

Neuro-Ophthalmology is a specialty that combines two fields of medicines – neurology and ophthalmology. Neuro-Ophthalmology deals with neurological disorders, which affect the movement of the eyes or cause disorders in vision. Neuro ophthalmologists at Friends Eye & Childcare centre provides the utmost care of the patients who are suffering from visual disorders related to the optic nerve or central nervous system.

When do you need to visit a Neuro-Ophthalmologist?

If you have undergone a comprehensive eye checkup, your doctor might suggest you see a Neuro-Ophthalmologist when you need further examination or care. Most of the cases, the symptoms associated with issues of visual pathways lead to such referrals. It is important to consult a Neuro ophthalmologist if you are asked.

Symptoms and Signs

If you see any of the symptoms mentioned below, do not ignore and see an ophthalmologist right away.

  • A sudden decrease in vision or sudden loss of vision
  • Eye stroke or transient ischemic attack
  • If you find a difference in the size of your pupils or have observed any sluggish reaction
  • Frequent headaches
  • Double vision
  • Visual hallucination
  • Unable to or having trouble identifying colors
  • Unable to tolerate sudden or bright light
  • Squint

Services provided at Friends Eye and Child Care Centre

Some of the common eye diseases that need a consultation with a Neuro-ophthalmologist are mentioned below.

Multiple Sclerosis – This is the condition that causes a sudden loss of vision. This can happen due to the inflammation caused to the optic nerve. This can occur due to an infection or as an autoimmune response. Experts suggest that optic neuritis can also be associated with Multiple Sclerosis.

Papilledema – This is the condition that occurs when the optic nerve head is swollen. Such a condition can be seen by an ophthalmologist during the process of retinal evaluation. This occurs when there is a lot of pressure from the brain and can also occur due to tumors or meningitis etc.

Toxic or Nutritional Optic Neuropathy – Friends Eye and Child Care centre provides Neuropathy to patients who are suffering from a damaged nerve. Such a condition can occur in people who consume a lot of alcohol or tobacco. This occurs when there is a lack of nutrients or when there is a deficiency of vitamin B in our body. This also reduces vision.

Squint – If you suffer from a misalignment of the eye or when such a condition occurs suddenly, you certainly need to see an ophthalmologist. Misalignment of double vision can happen due to paralysis of one or more eye muscles. This is also called as paralytic strabismus. Patients suffering from strabismus can also suffer from limited ocular movements as well.

Friends Eye and Child Care centre has a dedicated Neuro-ophthalmology department and has well-experienced ophthalmologists at the patient’s disposal. We conduct a thorough diagnosis to identify the underlying problem and provide treatment accordingly – with care.

If you have any questions about the services we offer or wish to undergo an eye test, do give us a call right away to book an appointment.