The optic nerve is the means by which the eye and brain communicate. Illnesses or medical conditions that affect the eye-brain connection are treated by neuro-ophthalmologists. These specialists diagnose and treat disorders that affect the nerves and muscles in and around the eye. Neuro-ophthalmologists also treat the ocular manifestations of glandular conditions, such as thyroid eye disease (Graves' eye disease) or autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS).
The Neuro-Ophthalmology Service is staffed by experienced, skilled specialists who work with a patient's referring physician to manage their condition or illness. A variety of diagnostic studies will be incorporated into a patient's treatment to thoroughly evaluate a condition, including:
- Vascular studies
- CT or MRI
- Color Doppler flow imaging
- Fluorescein angiography
In addition to the conditions listed above, the neuro-ophthalmologists at Wills Eye also treat optic neuropathy, myasthenia gravis, and the ocular disorders that may occur with brain tumors, AIDS and stroke.
Learn more about neuro-ophthalmology, here.
View all of the Wills Eye doctors on the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, here.
Clinic Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Wills Eye Institute
840 Walnut Street, Suite 930
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 928-3130
Fax: (215) 592-1923
Director: Robert C. Sergott, MD