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Neuro-Ophthalmology

A variety of eye disorders are caused by associated neurologic diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, strokes and brain tumors. Neuro-Ophthalmology is a field that deals with such eye disorders, and neuro-ophthalmologists assess and treat a variety of visual complaints, including blurred vision and double vision. 

Doctors: Robert Lesser MD, Yanina Kostina MD and Danielle Rudich MD.

Neuro-Ophthalmology treats disorders such as optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, brain tumors involving the optic nerves or chiasm, strokes that cause visual loss or double vision, transient monocular blindness, migraine with visual symptoms, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, mitochondrial disease, muscular disease that affects the eye and unexplained vision loss. Neuro- Ophthalmologists also have a special interest and expertise in the management of patients who have giant cell arteritis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension and adult strabismus.

In addition, most neuro-ophthalmologic disorders require the interaction of the neuro-ophthalmologist with other physicians, particularly general neurologists, neurosurgeons and radiologists.

At The Eye Care Group, our neuro-ophthalmology service is a busy referral practice from neurologists, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and physicians across the region. On your initial visit, expect a thorough medical history and comprehensive examination, including dilation. In addition, your ophthalmologist may recommend that you undergo special testing, such as a visual field test, fundus photography, or Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to help guide your diagnosis and treatment. Please remember to bring a copy of your MRI or CT scan CD with you. We recommend that you plan on an initial appointment length of approximately 4 hours and arrive either 15 minutes early or complete the registration form prior to your appointment.