Neuro-ophthalmology is an ophthalmic subspeciality that addresses the relationship between the eye and the brain, specifically disorders of the optic nerve, orbit and brain associated with visual symptoms.
Neurological disorders present with a variety of visual symptoms including:,
- Decrease in central vision.
- Disorder of the visual field.
- Double vision (seeing double due to misalignment of the eye with abnormal eye movements).
- Abnormal drooping of the eyelids.
- Severe headache, which may or may not be associated intermittent blurring of vision and vomiting.
Our team of Neuro-ophthalmologists provide comprehensive clinical care to a broad spectrum of cases including optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, compressive optic neuropathy (including pituitary tumors), papilledema, inflammatory and infectious optic neuropathies, cerebrovascular disorder or tumors involving vision, ocular motor disorders (including cranial nerve palsies), hereditary and traumatic optic neuropathies and patients who have unexplained visual loss.
We work in collaboration with consultant neurologists Dr. Raghavendra, a fellow from the University of Toronto and Dr. Uday Shankar who runs a special ‘Headache Clinic’ at our hospital . Cases that require surgical intervention are managed by
Dr. Thimappa Hegde at the Narayana Health City.
Our electrophysiology department with its fully equipped lab adequately complements the management of these patients and many others. Dr. Rohit Shetty and his team manage the electrophysiology department that has Dr. Graham E Holder, Consultant Electrophysiologist at the Moorfields Eye Hospital as its mentor.
Narayana Nethralaya is equipped with the advanced electrodiagnostic testing machines from Metrovision, France to study the Retinal & Optic nerve function.
The facilities provided include:
- ELECTRORETINOGRAPHY (ERG).
- MULTIFOCAL ERG
- ELECTROOCULOGRAPHY (EOG)
- VISUALLY EVOKED POTENTIAL (VEP)
Doctors of Neuro Ophthalmology & Electrophysiology
Dr. Rohit Shetty
Dr. Jyoti H Matalia
Dr. Rohit Shetty