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Neuro Ophthalmology

Neuro Ophthalmology Concerns

A Neuro-Opththalmogist is an eye specialist who is concerned with treating eye conditions that emerge from the central nervous system. This sphere encompasses eye issues that arise due to injury of the brain (Cerebral), the optic nerve or the orbit.

The Commonest Neuro Ophthalmologist Eye Diseases Include;

  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Pupillary Abnormalities
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Blephrospasm
  • Papilledema
  • Hereditary Optic Neuropathies
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Infections and inflammatory optic neuropathies
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Cerebrovascular disorder and Tumors that involve vision
  • Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Compressive Optic Neuropathy
  • Paraneoplastic disorders

Causes of Neuro-Ophthalmic Diseases

  • Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Strokes
  • Injuries to the muscles, and the eyes

Symptoms of Neuro-Ophthalmic Diseases include;

  • Visual Loss
  • Droopy Eyelid
  • Eye Pain
  • Unequal Pupils
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Visual Disturbances
  • Diplopia
  • Involuntary Eye Movements
  • Facial and Eyelid spasms

Diagnosis & Treatment

Tests and physical examinations are required when it comes to evaluating Neuro-Ophthalmology diseases. They include;

  • Color Vision Testing
  • Testing of Visual Acuity
  • Evaluation of Ocular Alignment and eye movements
  • Static Perimetry and Kinetic Perimetry Tests

Available Treatments

Surgical Treatments

Eye Muscle Surgery
This particular surgery helps to restore the straight eye alignment.

Laser Surgery
Laser surgeries are advanced surgical treatments that are faster, with efficacy in eliminating eye or vision disorders

Medications
Medications can be immediate treatment to Neuro-Ophthalmic diseases. Botulinum Toxin Injections are also possible treatments for the vision problems in this category. Possible follow-up during Neuro Ophthalmology in India is vital to prevent possible complications

NOTE: Treatments are always administered depending on the patient’s eye condition and diagnostic results

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