If you have a disease or injury in the eyeball, an ophthalmologist can look at the cornea and the lens, or into the eye at the retina and see an abnormality in the eye. But if the problem is behind your eye in the optic nerve or in some of the visual pathways in the brain, it is harder to be sure what is going on and that is when neurologists become involved.
Neuro-ophthalmology is the subspecialty which deals with visual problems related to neurological disorders. The optic nerve, which transmits visual impulses to the brain, is likely to be damaged due to infection, trauma or other eye disorders affecting the eye and the brain. The Neuro-ophthalmology service evaluates patients with symptoms of double vision due to stroke, compressive lesions of the brain or Myasthenia gravis, visual loss due to neurological diseases such as optic neuritis, field defects, pupillary abnormalities, etc.
Neuro-ophthalmology service is available at Aravind – Madurai, Chennai, Tirunelveli, Coimbatore and Pondicherry