Neuro-ophthalmology is a sub-speciality branch of Ophthalmology which deals with the problems related to the nerves (Optic Nerve) and muscles of the eyes. It is an interdisciplinary field combining Neurology, Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology.
Problems routinely assessed and treated in this clinic include those with Loss of vision, field defects, double vision, drooping of the eyelid and headache.
Conditions seen routinely in the clinic include:
Swelling of the Optic Nerves (Optic neuritis/Papilledema)
Decreased vision – sudden loss or gradual loss or unexplained
Neuro-ophthalmology deals with vision-related problems caused by any diseases or disorders concerning the nervous system.
These disorders encompass not only the vision but also eye movement, alignment, and pupil reflexes.
The most important thing to remember is that once there is a problem, visual loss may be permanent and irreversible, unless treated early on.
Importantly, many of these presentations are vital to pick up life threatening diseases or systemic disorders that need urgent attention.
That’s why neuro-ophthalmology disorders require prompt action and treatment.