Neuro-ophthalmic Causes of Visual Loss
Also known as: neuro-ophthalmic causes of vision loss, age-related eye conditions
What are neuro-ophthalmic causes of visual loss?
When a problem with the brain or neurological conditions, such as migraine, multiple sclerosis, hydrocephalus, brain tumor, optic atrophy and others, causes vision problems, this is known as neuro-ophthalmic causes of visual loss.
What causes neuro-ophthalmic visual loss?
Symptoms related to a neurological condition are the main contributor to neuro-ophthalmic causes of visual loss. For example, multiple sclerosis can cause inflammation and other problems with the optic nerve. Migraines can affect vision in a similar fashion. Other diseases can also impact vision, as well.
What are the symptoms of neuro-ophthalmic visual loss?
Symptoms can vary widely depending on the nature of the condition. Some disease cause temporary visual disturbances, while long-term vision loss can be the result of others.
What are care options for neuro-ophthalmic visual loss?
Typically, treating the underlying condition will help with neuro-ophthalmic causes of visual loss. In some cases, specific eye treatments may be necessary to prevent complications.
Reviewed by: Zenia Aguilera, MD
This page was last updated on: November 15, 2021 04:50 PM