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