Neuro-ophthalmology merges the disciplines of ophthalmology (eyes) and neurology (nervous system), focusing on the complex interaction between the eyes, brain and nerves.

  • Almost half of our brain is used for processing visual images and moving our eyes. Neuro-ophthalmologists carry out diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the nerve pathways that connect the eyes to the brain.

    Some of these problems include:

    • Unexplained vision loss.
    • Optic nerve problems (such as optic neuritis, optic neuropathy and optic atrophy).
    • Abnormal eye.
    • Movements (nystagmus).
    • Unequal pupil size. (such as Horner syndrome and Adie pupil)
    • Eye and vision problems relating to brain damage (such as stroke, trauma, and multiple sclerosis).
  • The eye is connected to the brain by the optic nerve. It carries signals from the the light sensing tissue (retina) at the back of the eye to the brain which interprets them as visual images.

    Neuro-ophthalmology patients often have other long-term medical conditions. Your brain controls what you see and there are many conditions that affect both the brain and the eye.

  • Patients will have their vision checked and may need other tests such as scans of the back of the eyes.

    Moorfields Private counts some of the world’s leading neuro-ophthalmology researchers and clinicians among its staff and will be happy to talk to you about any aspect of your ongoing care.

    The treatment recommended for you will depend on the underlying condition.

  • 4 February 2019

    Neuro-ophthalmology and genetics expert joins Moorfields Private
    Patrick Yu Wai Man, a neuro-ophthalmologist specialising in the care and treatment of genetic eye conditions, has joined Moorfields Private. Read more.

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Neuro-ophthalmology consultants

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Miss Gillian Adams

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Patrick Yu Wai Man

Consultant Ophthalmologist

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Dr Sui Wong

Consultant Neurologist and Neuro-ophthalmologist


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