Vanderbilt Neurosciences / Services / Neuro-ophthalmology


Neuro-ophthalmology is where neurology, ophthalmology and internal medicine meet.

Patients with diseases of the eye see ophthalmologists. Vanderbilt's neuro-ophthalmology service cares for patients whose vision disorder is caused by diseases of the nervous system. Such diseases include:

  • Optic nerve abnormalities (e.g. atrophy, swelling, inflammation, stroke, etc.)
  • Unexplained loss of vision
  • Visual field defects
  • Double vision
  • Gaze palsies
  • Nystagmus and other ocular oscillations (flutter, opsoclonus, square wave jerks, etc.)
  • Pupil abnormalities
  • Perceptual disorders of vision such as palinopsia and polyopia
  • Cognitive disorders of vision such as alexia

Accurately diagnosing a neuro-ophthalmological disorder requires experience and proficiency. We have the depth of experience and advanced technology necessary to help patients with these complex conditions.


(615) 936-0060
Fax: (615) 343-2008

The Vanderbilt Clinic
1301 Medical Center Dr., Suite 3930
Nashville, TN 37232

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