Neuro-ophthalmologists at Rush diagnose and treat vision problems caused by issues in your brain or nerves, instead of in your eyes.
Among the Best in the U.S. for Neurology and Neurosurgery
U.S. News & World Report ranked RUSH University Medical Center No. 4 in the country and best in Illinois for neurology and neurosurgery.
The Rush Approach to Neuro-Ophthalmology
Neuro-ophthalmologists have expertise in both neurology and ophthalmology. This helps them diagnose and treat vision problems caused by issues in the brain or nerves, instead of in the eyes.
Neuro-ophthalmologists at Rush treat vision problems that happen because of other neurological conditions, such as stroke, brain tumors or multiple sclerosis.
Your neuro-ophthalmologist works with other specialists as needed to make sure your eye treatment fits within your overall neurological care.
Rush Excellence in Neuro-Ophthalmology
- Complex care expertise: Because Rush neuro-ophthalmologists are part of an academic health system, they see a wide variety of vision problems caused by neurological issues. This variety of complex cases means they see everything from common issues to incredibly rare ones. They can draw on that experience to provide you with recommendations to fit your specific needs.
- Myasthenia gravis expertise: Some people with myasthenia gravis (MG) have symptoms only in the eyes (known as ocular myasthenia gravis). Neuro-ophthalmologists at Rush work with neuromuscular disease specialists to address the primary symptoms of ocular myasthenia: double vision, droopy eyelids and trouble focusing. Neuro-ophthalmologists know that MG symptoms change from day to day, so they work with you to personalize your treatment.
- Getting to the root cause of your eye problems: Eye issues can be caused by a number of issues. With experience in both neurology and ophthalmology, our specialists can address vision problems that may not be detected by an optometrist alone.
- Nationally recognized neurological expertise: Our neuro-ophthalmologists collaborate with fellow Rush experts in neurology and neurosurgery. Rush's neurology and neurosurgery providers are among the best in the nation, per U.S. News & World Report.