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What is a Neuro-Ophthalmology?

Nerve and brain conditions that affect the eyes and vision are often managed in conjunction with a neurologist and/or neurosurgeon. While the eyes receive visual information, the brain interprets that information allowing each of us to make sense of the world around us. The brain also controls and coordinates eye movement and focus.

Some of these conditions require more involved, extended eye examinations, clinical investigations (visual field tests, retinal scans), pathology and imaging investigations. A detailed clinical summary of past medical conditions, current medications and recent test results from your referring local doctor or specialist greatly assists in assessment.

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Neuro-Ophthalmology Treatments

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Treatments vary depending on the underlying cause of the problem:

Lifestyle measures (eg. blood pressure control, weight control)
Medications (usually in conjunction with your physician)

Optical (eg. patching, prism spectacles)

Minor clinic procedures (eg. botulinum toxin treatment)

  • Blepharospasm
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Extraocular muscle injection under electromyographic control

Surgical (eg. strabismus surgery)


APPOINTMENT TIME: up to 2 hours

DRIVER: Recommended

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