It all starts with an eye exam!
Some eye problems are connected to neurological issues involving the brain. Injury to the brain or the optic nerves caused by strokes, tumors, inflammation, trauma, and infection can have a devastating effect on your vision.
There are a number of conditions associated with neuro-ophthalmology. Some of the more common ones include:
- Stroke or brain tumor
- Double vision
- Multiple Sclerosis
Diagnosis and Treatment
Treatment for these conditions varies depending on a number of factors. For adult patients with double vision, treatment might involve wearing corrective eyeglasses, medication or surgery.
For patients with multiple sclerosis, sometimes double vision symptoms emerge, which we can treat. MS can damage the optic nerve, a condition we might treat with IV steroids.
Stroke and brain tumor patients can suffer from a partial loss of their vision. There is no corrective surgery for this but we evaluate the amount of remaining vision and counsel on ways to adapt to the loss. This includes a return-to-driving evaluation working with vision rehabilitation specialists.