Neuro-Ophthalmology deals with visual problems, which are due to disorders of the brain. The eye is not an isolated organ acting independently. It is an extension of the brain and it sends visual impulses into the brain and lets the brain recognize the images seen by the eye. Thus some disorders of the brain can involve the visual nerve fibers in its substance and cause visual disturbances.
A variety of eye disorders are caused by or associated with neurologic diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis, strokes, and brain tumors. Neuro-Ophthalmology is a field that deals with such eye disorders, and neuro-ophthalmologists assess and treat a variety of visual complaints, including blurred vision and double vision. Because this specialty includes the fields of ophthalmology, neurological disease, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology, most neuro-ophthalmologists have received training in all of these areas.
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