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Our specialists treat vision problems related to the nervous system – not the eyes themselves. We offer advanced procedures and compassionate, personalized care for strabismus, double vision and more.



What is Neuro-Ophthalmology?

Every day, you use nearly half of your brain for vision-related activities. These include eyesight, eye movement and more. Neuro-ophthalmology, a subspecialty of neurology and ophthalmology, is used to treat problems of the eye, brain, nerves and muscles.

Our neuro-ophthalmologists have specialized training and expertise treating visual problems related to the nervous system. In other words, they help with visual problems that don’t come from the eyes themselves.

In addition to getting the most accurate diagnosis and treatment, you can often avoid costly medical testing by seeing a neuro-ophthalmologist. And at Aurora Health Care, you’ll get advanced treatment options tailored to your unique needs and condition.


Conditions Treated by a Neuro-Ophthalmologist Near You

Neuro-ophthalmologists have the unique ability to evaluate patients from a neurologic, ophthalmologic and medical perspective in order to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions.

Although some problems treated by neuro-ophthalmologists aren’t worrisome, other conditions can worsen and cause permanent visual loss – or even become life-threatening. Sometimes the problem is confined to the optic nerve or the nervous system, and other times it’s related to a general medical condition.

No matter what kind of neuro-ophthalmological condition you have, our team has the experience to make an accurate diagnosis and recommend the right course of treatment for you.

Vision Conditions

Some of the most common vision conditions evaluated by neuro-ophthalmologists include:

  • Visual field loss
  • Unexplained visual loss
  • Transient visual loss
  • Visual disturbances
  • Double vision
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Unequal pupil size
  • Eyelid abnormalities
  • Optic nerve problems like optic neuritis and ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Meniere’s disease


Some conditions treated by neuro-ophthalmologists are related to strabismus, where both eyes are misaligned and can’t work together as a team. Strabismus happens when one eye looks directly at an object or person, and the other eye looks inward, outward, upward or downward. This misalignment can cause different types of strabismus, including:

  • Esotropia (“cross-eyed”)
  • Exotropia (“wall-eyed”)
  • Hypertropia (one eye looks up)
  • Hypotropia (one eye looks down)


Oculoplastics and Skull Base Treatments

When you have a serious eye problem – an eye socket tumor or eyelid abnormality – you need cutting-edge care from skilled, experienced practitioners. Our team of oculoplastic surgeons specializes in the latest surgical techniques to treat problems of the orbit, or eye socket. These include issues related to the tear ducts, eyelids, eye structures and face. Orbital surgeons can also reconstruct the eye and surrounding tissues.

Using minimally invasive techniques, we’re able to perform orbital surgery through the skull base, sinuses, cranium and nasal passages. These approaches allow our surgeons to access tumors and other abnormalities with smaller incisions, less scarring and faster recovery times.


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