When should I see a neuro-ophthalmologist?

When should I see a neuro-ophthalmologist?

Patients who should be seen by a neuro-ophthalmologist include: Patients who have any loss of visual acuity, visual field or color vision due to a problem with the brain or optic nerves.

What’s the difference between an ophthalmologist and a neuro-ophthalmologist?

These doctors are specialists with expertise in problems of the eye, brain, nerves, and muscles. Neuro-ophthalmologists are doctors who treat visual problems that are usually related to the nervous system. These doctors or physicians are specialists with expertise in problems of the eye, brain, nerves, and muscles.

What conditions does a neuro-ophthalmologist treat?

What Conditions Does a Neuro-Ophthalmologist Treat?

  • Double Vision.
  • Eyelid abnormalities.
  • Microvascular cranial nerve palsy (also sometimes called “diabetic palsy”)
  • Myasthenia gravis.
  • Optic nerve disorders (optic neuritis, ischemic neuritis, Leber optic neuropathy)
  • Psuedotumor cerebri.
  • Strabismus.
  • Thyroid eye disease.

How long is neuro ophthalmology fellowship?

This one-year program provides fellows with expert knowledge and comprehensive experience in the diagnosis and management of patients with neuro-ophthalmologic disorders.

Can an opthamologist detect a brain tumor?

Many people who have been diagnosed with brain tumors were made aware of their condition from going to the eye doctor. Eye doctors can detect problems with the optic nerve, blurriness in the eye, or other issues that can indicate the presence of a tumor.

How do I get ophthalmology residency in USA?

To become a general ophthalmologist, the specialty requires four years of postgraduate specialty training after the completion of a medical degree (MD). This requirement includes a three-year residency in ophthalmology (eye surgery) in an approved surgical residency program, following at least a one-year internship.

Can neurological problems cause eye problems?

Nerve problems can affect the nerves of the muscles surrounding the eyeball and those that control the dilation and contraction of the pupil. Such problems can result in symptoms such as double vision, nystagmus, oscillopsia and disorders of the pupils, such as anisocoria.

Do I have a brain tumor or anxiety?

Changes in mental function, mood or personality. You may feel drowsy, confused and unable to think. Depression and anxiety, especially if either develops suddenly, may be an early symptom of a brain tumor. You may become uninhibited or behave in ways you never have before.

Who is the best eye surgeon in Suffolk County?

Dr. Pamela Weber will provide you and your family with the most state-of-the-art retinal treatments in a private and comfortable setting. We have two convenient locations in Suffolk County. Both offices provide laser treatment, minor surgical procedures and advanced diagnostic equipment.

Who are the neuro ophthalmology doctors at Northwell Health?

Our neuro-ophthalmology team includes highly trained physicians who are experts in diagnosing, managing and treating a wide range of conditions that involve the nervous system and affect your vision.

What kind of Doctor is a neuro ophthalmologist?

Neuro-ophthalmology is a subspecialty that merges both neurology and ophthalmology. A neuro-ophthalmologist is a doctor who specializes in visual problems related to the nervous system.

Who is the chief of Ophthalmology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center?

Chief of Division of Ophthalmology – Neuro-Ophthalmology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center Chief of Division of Ophthalmology – Neuro-Ophthalmology, North Shore University Hospital Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell