Neuro-ophthalmology consists of a wide range of diseases that affect the brain and eye connection.
What is Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology?
Pediatric neuro-ophthalmology consists of diseases that affect the brain and eye connection. This connection is responsible for coordinated eye movements and brain’s ability to receive visual messages through the optic nerve.
What are the different types of Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology?
There are many types of eye conditions that affect both the brain and the eyes, such as:
Diplopia — causes double vision
Esotropia — crossed eyes
Myasthenia gravis — causes droopy eyelid(s) and mouth
Optic nerve atrophy
Optic nerve atrophy — damage to optic nerve that can affect vision
Optic nerve development abnormalities
Optic nerve development abnormalities — incorrect optic nerve growth that causes lifelong vision problems
What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology?
Symptoms can vary depending on the type of eye condition, but can include:
- Abnormal eye movements
- Abnormal appearance
- Vision problems