New England Eye Center - Advanced Eye Care

Neuro-Ophthalmology Service

The Neuro-Ophthalmology Service is equipped to diagnose and manage a wide range of neurological and medical disorders related to the visual pathways and ocular motor systems including:

  • optic neuritis (including multiple sclerosis)
  • papilledema (including pseudotumor cerebri)
  • ischemic optic neuropathy (including temporal arteritis)
  • compressive optic neuropathy (including pituitary tumors)
  • cerebrovascular disease involving vision
  • thyroid eye disease
  • myasthenia gravis
  • ocular motor nerve disorders
  • gaze palsies and nystagmus
  • blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm

Diagnostic services include visual field testing, Tensilon tests for myasthenia gravis and electrophysiology. We have direct and immediate access to:

  • MRI/MRA
  • CT scan
  • carotid noninvasive testing
  • cerebral angiography
  • color Doppler imaging of the eye and orbit
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • multifocal and full-field electroretinography
  • multifocal and standard visual evoked potential recording

Therapeutic procedures available include:

  • optic nerve sheath decompression for papilledema
  • Botulinum injections for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm