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 causes of 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 causes of 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 neuro-ophthalmic causes of visual loss care options?
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: September 06, 2019 10:23 AM
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Hydrocephalus is primarily an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. There are many cause of hydrocephalus, which can be congenital or acquired in nature. In some children, the cause remains unknown.
Migraines are a type of intense headache. They can last from hours to days and be so severe that it causes disabling symptoms. About 5% of children experience migraine headaches by the age of 15.