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Neuro Ophthalmology

About Neuro Ophthalmology

What is neuro-ophthalmology?

Headache, which has existed since the existence of man, is the most common medical complaint and affects more than 80% of the population. One of the causes of headaches is eye-related problems. Patients complaining of headaches are usually referred to an ophthalmologist by another doctor. Neuro-ophthalmology is the branch of science that treats headaches caused by eye diseases and deals with common diseases of the eye and nervous system.

Seeing an object is possible when the image is perceived first in the eye and then in the visual center at the back of the brain. Sudden or progressive vision loss can occur when there is a problem with the visual pathways. In diseases involving eye movements, the main symptom is double vision and the problem may be related to eye muscles, nerves, or control centers in the brain.

  • Temporary vision loss
  • Double vision
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Thyroid-related eye disease
  • An invisible area in the visual field
  • Eye problems due to multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Facial paralysis and facial contractions
  • Eye problems due to strokes
  • Migraine and similar eye pains
  • Droopy eyelid
  • Difference in the size of the pupils

Patients with these complaints are in the field of interest of the neuro-ophthalmology department. The patient's medical history is very important for the correct diagnosis of headache and eye pain.

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