Neuro-Ophthalmology Conditions and Services

Because the treatment of vision-related disease often overlaps with other specialties, many patients who find themselves in an ophthalmologist’s office will find that they are also asked to visit multiple other specialists, especially neurologists. These may also include neurosurgeons, oncologists, geneticists, immunologistsrheumatologists and endocrinologists. At the Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic at Stanford Children’s Health, we pride ourselves in working across disciplines, and we emphasize teamwork and strong communication between specialists in order to achieve the best possible outcome and to reduce stress on children and their families. To best achieve this goal, we will assemble a multi-disciplinary neuro-ophthalmology team that will collaborate to develop a work-up and treatment plan for your child.

We specialize in the diagnosis and care of patients with known or suspected conditions including:

  • Brain and eye tumors causing vision loss
  • Cranial neuropathies causing double vision
  • Demyelinating conditions affecting the eyes
  • Double vision
  • Increased intracranial pressure causing papilledema and vision loss
  • Myasthenia Gravis affecting the eyes
  • Neonatal or childhood strokes causing visual field loss
  • Optic nerve abnormalities
  • Optic neuritis
  • Papilledema and pseudopapilledema with optic disc drusen
  • Pituitary tumors affecting or threatening future vision loss
  • Ptosis
  • Seizures with vision symptoms
  • Visual field loss