Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology

Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Summary

Neuro-ophthalmology consists of a wide range of diseases that affect the brain and eye connection.

Expanded overview

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.

Types

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 — damage to optic nerve that can affect vision
  • Optic nerve development abnormalities — incorrect optic nerve growth that causes lifelong vision problems

Symptoms

Symptoms can vary depending on the type of eye condition, but can include:

  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Abnormal appearance
  • Vision problems

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