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Date :20-Jul-2017

Neuro-ophthalmology is an area that focuses on the neurological problems associated with the eye. The human eye has a feature to capture the visuals it sees and transmits to the brain to be shown as images. It is the work of optic nerve to transmit the visual stimuli to the brain and dysfunction in the entire process can cause visual impairment and could lead to severe and irreversible damage.

Common conditions relating to neuro ophthalmology:


  • Optic neuritis
  • Strabismus
  • Papilloedema
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Nutritional optic neuropathy

Each one attacks optic nerve in a different way but provides same result that is loss of optic nerve which is known as optic nerve atrophy.


If Neuro ophthalmic is not treated on time, it provides optic nerve dysfunction. These include

  • Reduced visual activity
  • Double vision and headaches
  • A less reactive pupil
  • Impairment of color vision
  • Photophobia
  • Visual Field Defects


Treatment will depend on the diagnosis and includes medical therapies, injections, and surgical treatment such as eye muscle surgery and laser surgery. Many surgical procedures are outpatient procedures and not even need hospitalization for 2-3 days.

The neuro ophthalmology provides a good care of patients with loss of vision, eye movement abnormalities, double vision, orbital syndromes, and ophthalmologic related problems. The field also provides support in head trauma, tumors, cerebrovascular disease, infection, neurodegenerative diseases, and inflammation. Neuro ophthalmology also provides state of the art clinical testing in addition to the comprehensive clinical assessment of visual acuity, pupil, anterior and posterior segment, eye alignment and eye movement. Neuro ophthalmology also carried out clinical and basic social research to promote better understanding of the mechanism and treatment of neuro ophthalmic diseases to provide better treatment options.

Amrit hospital has highly specialized neuro ophthalmology department and . The hospital has highly skilled team with many years of experience to recognize symptoms and provide correct diagnosis . The hospital is well known for its treating vision disorders and provides best Strabismus Treatment in Tamil Nadu.

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Authored By Dr. Lalit Kumar

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