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Neuro-Ophthalmology

For appointments, call (314) 362-3937.

Washington University ophthalmologists offer expert care for complex neurological disorders as they affect the visual system.Conditions such as stroke, brain tumor, inflammatory diseases of the eye socket (the orbit, conditions affecting the optic chiasm and diseases of the optic nerve (the nerve that connects the eye to the brain) can cause neuro-ophthalmic conditions.. Damage to the nerve can result from drug overdoses, exposure to toxins in the environment, damage to the nerve itself, diabetes and bacterial and viral infections.

Services include treatment of:
  • Diplopia
  • Visual migraine
  • Strabismus
  • Hemi-anopia
  • Optic atrophy
  • Optic neuritis
  • Papilledema
  • Papillitis
  • Pituitory ademona
  • Ischemic optic neuropathy