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Neuro-Ophthalmological Assessment and Treatment
Patients with neuro-ophthalmological disease report symptoms that relate to the eyes, including unexplained loss of vision, loss of peripheral vision, pupillary abnormalities, double vision, and twitching of facial and eyelid muscles. Because of the difficulty in diagnosing these symptoms, patients may have seen several physicians prior to receiving a clear-cut diagnosis. The neuro-ophthalmologists at the NJ Neuroscience Institute are board-certified and are fellows of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS).
Types of Neuro-Ophthalmological Conditions
- Eye movement disorders
- Unexplained visual loss
- Double vision
- Facial movement disorders, Blepharospasm, Hemi Facial Spasm
- Abnormalities of the pupil
Some specific examples of these include:
Eye Movement Abnormalities:
- Thyroid Eye Disease
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Ocular motor nerve disorders
- Gaze Palsies and Nystagmus
- Double vision
- Post Traumatic Visual Disorders
- Papilledema (including Pseudotumor Cerebri)
- Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (including Temporal Arteritis)
- Compressive Optic Neuropathy
- Pituitary and other brain tumors
- Optic Neuritis (including Multiple Sclerosis and Devic’s Disease)
Facial Movement Disorders:
- Hemi Facial Spasm
- CT Angiography
- Carotid noninvasive testing, including: Carotid Doppler
- Conventional Angiography
- Interventional Angiography
- Fundus Photography
Vision Function Tests:
- Humphrey Automated Perimetry
- Tangent screen visual ffields
- Contrast sensitivity
- Color vision testing by anomaloscope
- Visual evoked potentials
Ocular Motor Testing:
- Binocular infrared video oculography
- Computerized Electronystagmography (ENG)
- Pharmacological pupil testing
Treatment plans are varied and fully individualized for each patient.
For a consultation with a neuro-ophthalmologist or additional information, call (732) 321-7010.