More than 50 percent of the brain’s function involves vision. It’s no wonder that many vision conditions are rooted in the brain and nervous system and not the eyeball.
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s neuro-ophthalmologists can diagnose and treat a wide range of vision conditions that come from the optic nerve, brain, and nervous system.
Some of the many neuro-ophthalmology conditions we treat include:
- Blepharospasm, the uncontrolled blinking, squeezing, or closing of the eyes
- Brain tumors or strokes that affect vision
- Defects in the visual field
- Double vision
- Droopy eyelids
- Eyelid or facial spasms
- Headaches and migraines
- Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
- Involuntary eye movement
- Microcranial nerve palsy
- Myasthenia gravis
- Optic neuritis or neuropathy
- Pseudotumor cerebri
- Unequal pupils
- Unexplained vision loss
Appointments at UT Southwestern require a doctor referral. If you are suffering from a neuro-ophthalmic condition, ask your doctor to refer you to us for treatment.