Neuro-Ophthalmology

Leaders in Neuro-Ophthalmology Research, Education and Patient Care

The Duke Neuro-Ophthalmology Division is a leader in diagnosing and managing patients of all ages with complex neuro-ophthalmic conditions. Consequently, the division receives a number of referrals and complex cases from across the region each year. Our highly-experienced team (please add a link that will direct them to the team section below) treats various neuro-ophthalmic conditions, such as:

  • Optic Nerve Disorders
  • Anisocoria – Unequal Pupils
  • Eye Movement Disorders/Cranial Nerve Palsies
  • Diplopia
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Thyroid Eye Disease/Graves’ Disease
  • Giant-Cell Arteritis
  • Brain Tumor/Lesion Causing Vision Loss
  • Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Visual Consequences of Stroke
  • Parkinsonian Disorders
  • Eyelid and Facial Spasms
  • Unexplained Vision Loss
  • Migraines with visual symptoms

Duke neuro-ophthalmologists perform surgeries, including temporal artery biopsy, optic nerve sheath fenestration, anterior orbital biopsy, and eye muscle surgery/strabismus repair. We also perform Botox injections for hemifacial spasm and blepharospasm, and periocular/occipital nerve blocks for patients with severe neuropathic pain.

Within the Duke University Medical Center, our neuro-ophthalmologists have a very strong working relationship with a variety of physicians from other fields including neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, rheumatology, otolaryngology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology.

We offer a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship, actively engage in trainee education, and cutting edge clinical and fundamental research. This fosters a stimulating, highly challenging, and highly-rewarding environment for the medical school students, residents, and fellows that comprise the department’s educational program.