Neuro-Ophthalmology Services

Neuro-ophthalmologists at Rush diagnose and treat vision problems caused by issues in your brain or nerves, instead of in your eyes.

Neuro-ophthalmologists at Rush diagnose and treat vision problems caused by issues in your brain or nerves, instead of in your eyes.

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.

Neuro-Ophthalmology Providers at Rush

Rush has neuro-ophthalmology providers in downtown Chicago, southwest Chicago and the northern suburbs.

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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.

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A second opinion from a neuro-ophthalmologist can confirm your diagnosis and point to new treatment options.

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Clinical Trials

Researchers at Rush are investigating new neurology and ophthalmology treatments.

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I often see patients with very subtle symptoms — maybe a little bit of blurred vision, a little bit of double vision, maybe vision loss in one of their eyes. And after taking a complete history and examination, and getting some specialized tests, I may be able to come up with a diagnosis that an ophthalmologist or a neurologist alone may not have been able to come up with.

Aimee Szewka, MD, Neuro-Ophthalmologist 

Rush Neuro-Ophthalmology Locations

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RUSH Neurology

1520 W Harrison St
Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building - 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607

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Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Eye Center Physicians

1725 W Harrison St
Suite 906
Chicago, IL 60612

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