An Introduction to Neuro-ophthalmology
Neuro-ophthalmology is a challenging area that incorporates many conditions that affect the neurological control of the visual system, such as strabismus and optic neuritis. Management often requires a multidisciplinary approach involving ophthalmology and neurology specialists.
Browse the content below, to see leading experts discuss the latest data in video interviews and short articles from our conference hub. You can also view the selection of peer-reviewed articles from our journals. If you’re looking to learn more about the impact of these developments on patient outcomes, our educational activities are a great resource.
Ben Thompson, ARVO 2021: Latest Studies on Interventions for Visual Cortex Neuroplasticity
It was a pleasure to catch up with Ben Thompson (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada), to discuss the latest clinical data on interventions for the enhancement of visual cortex neuroplasticity. Questions What interventions enhancing visual cortex neuroplasticity are currently being investigated in humans with amblyopia? (00:15) Could you give us a brief overview of […]
Ben Thompson, ARVO 2021: Enhancement of Visual Cortex Neuroplasticity in Adults with Amblyopia
We spoke with Ben Thompson (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada) about neuroplasticity, and the relevance of visual plasticity in the treatment of amblyopia. Questions Could you give us a brief overview of neuroplasticity and its biological basis? (00:13) What manifestations of visual plasticity exist in the visual cortex of adults? (01:11) What is the […]
Seeing a difference in Neuromyelitis Optica
Spectrum Disorder: integrating novel strategies into care
Join our panel of experts as they discuss the rationale for and latest data on novel therapies for neuromyelitis optica sepctrum disorder and how to integrate them into patient care.
- Outline strategies for early and accurate diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD)
- Describe how novel treatment options target the pathophysiology of NMOSD to prevent relapse
- Assess recent phase III results for novel therapies and how these may impact treatment decisions in NMOSD
Nonorganic Vision Loss
European Ophthalmic Review. 2020;14(1):26–33 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EOR.2020.14.1.26
Nonorganic vision loss (NOVL) or functional vision loss (FVL) is the presence of abnormal vision, or visual fields, without an organic pathology, despite a thorough and comprehensive evaluation. The symptoms will be inconsistent with the results of an objective examination.1–3 In some cases, vision loss is intentionally feigned, while in others it occurs under unconscious conditions. […]
Neuro-ophthalmology in the Geriatric Eye
US Ophthalmic Review. 2020;13(1):30–3 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2020.13.1.30
As the percentage of elderly people that make up the population of the USA grows, it is imperative to shift our focus on how to best address their needs and outline an approach to the geriatric eye. This review describes common physiologic and pathologic conditions affecting the aging eye including presbyopia, posterior cortical atrophy, giant […]
A Review of Binocular Treatment for Amblyopia
European Ophthalmic Review. 2020;14(1):34–8 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EOR.2020.14.1.34
The term amblyopia, derived from the Greek words α’µβλυ’ς (weak) and ω˛″ψ (eye), is defined as a unilateral (or, less commonly, bilateral) reduction of visual acuity as a result of inadequate visual experience during early life, which leads to a disruption of the normal visual neurodevelopment process.1 It is associated with anisometropia, ametropia, stimulus deprivation, strabismus and nystagmus, and it […]
True and False Localization in Neuro-ophthalmology—a Report of Two Cases
US Ophthalmic Review, 2019;12(2):98–102
The Parkinson sign is classically described as a sixth nerve palsy and an ipsilateral Horner syndrome that localizes to the cavernous sinus. 1,2 The localizing value of any afferent and efferent (e.g., Horner syndrome) pupillary finding with an ipsilateral ocular motor cranial neuropathy merits revisiting the Parkinson sign.3,4 For example, a unilateral pupil-sparing cranial nerve III palsy with […]
Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy – A Global Perspective
European Ophthalmic Review. 2019;13(Suppl 2)
Proceedings of the inaugural European LHON Forum Meeting, held in Frankfurt, Germany Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy – the biology behind this deceptively complex disease In the first plenary session co-chaired by Prof Valerio Carelli and Dr Catherine Vignal-Clermont, the pathophysiology, epidemiology and symptoms typically experienced by patients with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) were discussed. […]
Saturday 15th June, SOE 2019 – Pearls for Neuro-Ophthalmology
Coverage of the SOE 2019 session ‘Pearls for Neuro-Ophthalmology’ featuring: – History, Karl Golnik (0:15) – Afferent Visual Pathway, Valerie Purvin (13:29) – Pupils Pearls, Nicholas Volpe (29:43) – OCT, Prem Subramanian (47:30) Filmed in partnership with the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) at the SOE 2019 meeting in Nice, France.
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