The Neuro-ophthalmology Program in the Department of Neurology at Indiana University School of Medicine is dedicated to preserving vision and restoring vision problems from diseases affecting the brain and nerves.
The IU School of Medicine Neuro-ophthalmology Clinic is the largest in Indiana and welcomes children and adult patients from throughout Indiana and neighboring states. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems from diseases of the optic nerves, cranial nerves that control eye movements, and the pathways of vision in the brain. Visits often include automated testing of a patient's visual field (peripheral vision) and a scan of the back of the eyes (optical coherence tomography—OCT) in addition to a thorough eye examination. Faculty members work closely with neuroradiologists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neuro-oncologists, neuro-immunologists, and other specialists to coordinate an individualized treatment plan.
In addition to patient care, faculty members participate in neuro-ophthalmology research, including neuro-ophthalmology telemedicine, neuro-ophthalmology education, and the search for vision biomarkers for Alzheimer disease.
Physicians play an active role in medical student and resident education in both neurology and ophthalmology in the clinic and the classroom.
Neuro-ophthalmology faculty members are also active in university, state, and national organizations, serving in leadership positions in the American Academy of Neurology, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, Indiana Neurological Society, and the IU School of Medicine Neurology medical student clerkship.