Many neurological conditions, such as a stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and Parkinson’s disease, can affect your vision. If you think your brain function is affecting how you see, we can help.
Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is not only home to our renowned Neuroscience Institute, but our team also includes one of the few neuro-ophthalmologists in the region. Based at Allegheny General Hospital, we provide comprehensive medical and surgical care to diagnose and treat complex neurological conditions affecting the eyes.
The brain can affect vision in different ways. The medical specialty that focuses on complex brain-eye interactions is called neuro-ophthalmology. We offer uncommon expertise in this specialized area of medicine. People choose us for neuro-ophthalmology specialty care because of our:
- Ophthalmology expertise: Every physician in our ophthalmology care team is board-certified, which requires years of training in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions. AHN is also home to one of the area’s only fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologists. Fellowship-trained physicians have a high level of expertise in their field of study. We are dedicated to providing outstanding care for people affected by complex brain conditions that affect how you see.
- Advanced diagnosis: We use sophisticated neuroimaging technology. This kind of imaging can show if a brain tumor or brain disease is causing your vision changes.
- Leading treatments: Our own neuro-ophthalmologists and neurosurgeons pioneered a new surgical technique to treat certain causes of vision loss. In this new approach, a surgeon enters the brain through the eye socket to perform these intricate surgeries.
- Team mindset: Our ophthalmologists work with neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, and other specialists when a vision issue affects other parts of your body. This sometimes happens if you are living with diabetes.
- Convenience: While our main location is at Allegheny General, our neuro-ophthalmologist travels to satellite locations throughout western Pennsylvania. This makes it easier for more members of our community to access specialized eye expertise.
Our ophthalmology care team provides diagnosis and treatment when a brain condition starts to affect your vision. Conditions that can cause sudden vision loss or other symptoms (such as double vision) include:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Pituitary tumors
- Neurovascular problems that stop blood flow
Call (412) 359-6300 or request an appointment to learn more about AHN neuro-ophthalmology services.