What does an neuro-ophthalmologist do?
Specialists who work in Neuro-opthalmology who have extensive training in Neurological Disorders of the Eye and Visual System.
Disorders of vision can have a significant impact on day to day function and quality of life, but the good news is that many problems can be treated with specialist input and early diagnosis.
Neuro-ophthalmology can help you with a number of diseases and symptoms that include:
- Double vision
- Visual loss
- Reduced colour vision
- Eye pain
- Migraine with aura
- Giant Cell Arteritis
- Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
- Optic Neuritis
- Multiple Sclerosis
They assess these condition by evaluating visual acuity, examination of eye movements, testing colour vision, contrast sensitivity and interpretation of the visual environment. Because vision is part of the brain function they also evaluate the whole neurological system.
Investigations that may be needed to make a diagnosis include visual field testing, slit lamp examination, MRI brain scans and other imaging of the eye, retina and optic nerve.
Visual field testing
Is a subjective measure of central and peripheral vision, or “side vision,” and is used by your doctor to diagnose, determine the severity of, and monitor your glaucoma. Visual field testing is performed at our Fitzroy rooms.
Dr Luke Chen has an appointment at The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital.
To arrange an appointment, or book visual field testing without a referral, call 9500 8366 or request an appointment.