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Neuro-ophthalmology Program

Rush has taken the necessary steps to ensure it's a safe place for treatment. Learn more.

Neuro-ophthalmologists diagnose and treat vision disorders that may be due to a neurological condition, such as the following:

Below are some of the vision problems they address:

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  • Double vision (can be caused by stroke, brain tumor or other causes)
  • Blurred vision caused by optic nerve disorders
  • Defects in the visual field (how well you see objects with side vision while your eyes focus on a central point) 
  • Trouble moving the eyes
  • Unequal pupils
  • Spasms or weakness in eyelids
  • Vision changes following neurological surgery or from migraines

When necessary, they collaborate with other brain or eye specialists to determine a treatment plan. 

Nationally ranked care

The neurology and neurosurgery programs at Rush are ranked No. 8 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.