Neuro-ophthalmology is a subspecialty that bridges neurology and ophthalmology, which focuses on disorders that affect eye movements and the brain’s processing of visual information. Disorders commonly treated by this specialty include optic neuritis, optic neuropathy, papilledema (swelling of the optic nerve head) anisocoria (unequal pupil size), diplopia (double vision), ophthalmoplegia (weakness of eye movements), ptosis (droopy eyelids), nystagmus (jerky eye movements), blepharospasm (forced eye closure) and hemifacial spasm. Patients with purely ocular myasthenia gravis or multiple sclerosis affecting predominantly eye movements may be appropriate for this clinic.
The UConn Health Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic is directed by Dr. David Waitzman, and is held in Ophthalmology on the 5th floor in the Outpatient Pavilion. Please call 1-84-GET-UCONN or visit Ophthalmology to schedule an appointment with a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. You can find more information from the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.