Duke Eye Center’s neuro-ophthalmologists are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders that accompany neurological diseases of the brain, orbit, optic nerve, and eye muscles.
In particular, we evaluate vision loss and eye movement abnormalities, including diplopia (double vision), resulting from causes such as brain tumors, strokes, multiple sclerosis, head trauma, or neurodegenerative conditions.
Our doctors are also surgically trained in eyelid, optic nerve, orbital, and strabismus procedures.
Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections are also available as therapy for hemifacial spasm and blepharospasm.
Complex vision diagnostic problems and ocular manifestations of systemic diseases also fall within the service’s expertise.
Other conditions diagnosed and treated include:
A full range of diagnostic services are offered, including neuro-imaging (MRI and CT). The neuro-ophthalmology service at Duke Eye Center also has a strong relationship with the divisions of neurology and neurosurgery, often working in a multidisciplinary approach on complex cases.
Patients are scheduled for neuro-ophthalmology consultations on referral from an eye doctor, neurologist, neurosurgeon, or other physician.
A clinical summary, either a referral letter or copies of medical reports, should be sent to the Duke Eye Center before the appointment.
For appointments, call 919-681-3937. Duke Eye Center locations are convenient to Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and many areas of North Carolina.