Neuro-ophthalmology focuses on diseases of the nervous system that affect vision, control of eye movements, or pupillary reflexes. Our neuro-ophthalmologist, Dr. Blodgett, often see patients with complex multi-system diseases. This could include patients who have experienced loss of sight following a brain injury or optic nerve concerns. The optic nerve is what transmits information to and from the eyes and the brain.
Common conditions that could cause a patient to seek help from a neuro-ophthalmologist include: optic nerve problems (such as optic neuritis and ischemic optic neuropathy), visual field loss, unexplained visual loss, transient visual loss, visual disturbances, double vision, abnormal eye movements, thyroid eye disease, myasthenia gravis.
If you are experiencing any of these conditions, or a healthcare provider has noted you should see a specialist, please give us a call. We would be happy to help.