Neuro-ophthalmology is an ophthalmic subspecialty that addresses the relationship between the eye and the brain, specifically disorders of the optic nerve, orbit and brain associated with visual symptoms. Neuro-ophthalmology focuses on diseases of the nervous system that affect vision, control of eye movements, or pupillary reflexes.
Neuro-ophthalmologists often see patients with complex multi-system disease and “zebras” are not uncommon. Neuro-ophthalmologists are often active teachers in their academic institution, and the first four winners of the prestigious Straatsma American Academy of Ophthalmology teaching awards were neuro-ophthalmologists.
Most neuro-ophthalmologists are passionate about their discipline and report high job satisfaction, stating that they think the field continues to be both fascinating and challenging. Neuro-ophthalmology is mostly non-procedural, however, neuro-ophthalmologists may be trained to perform eye muscle surgery to treat adult strabismus, optic nerve fenestration for idiopathic intracranial hypertension, andbotulinum injections for blepharospasm or hemifacial spasm.
Neurological Disorders:1. Decrease in central vision. 2. Disorder of the visual field. 3. Double vision (seeing double due to misalignment of the eye with abnormal eye movements). 4. Abnormal drooping of the eyelids. 5. Severe headache, which may or may not be associated intermittent blurring of vision and vomiting.
Dr. Smita Gupta is a well-known Neuro Ophthalmologist and Head Opthalmologist in GuptaDental and Eye Care, located in Wanowrie (Pune), and has extensive experience in Ophthalmology and is well versed with the techniques and has extensive experience to do Neuro Ophthalmological surgeries.