Some vision problems begin in the brain, and not the eyes. At Swedish Neuro-Ophthalmology, we provide expert care for patients with visual problems resulting from nervous system disorders.
You’ll receive treatment from our board-certified neurologists, who have advanced training in neuro-ophthalmology. In addition to patient care, they participate in national research studies to develop the very latest in neuro-ophthalmologic diagnostic and treatment options.
In addition, your care team can include the medical center's neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, eye and reconstructive surgeons, physical therapists and diagnostic laboratory staff.
Swedish Neuro-Ophthalmology is the only full-time neuro-ophthalmology clinic in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We also have a Multiple Sclerosis Eye Clinic to address the visual symptoms common in people with MS.
Common eye problems in people with MS include:
- Blindness from optic nerve or brain visual pathway disease
- Double vision
- Unsteady vision
During your first visit, you will meet with one of our neuro-ophthalmologists who will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms and conduct a comprehensive evaluation. Your diagnosis will use the latest diagnostic technologies, such as visual-field machines and CT imaging.
After your diagnosis, we'll develop a plan that best suit your condition.
We offer advanced treatments including Botox therapy for blepharospasm (involuntary excessive blinking or eyelid spasms) and hemifacial spasms (spasms on one side of the face).
To receive care at Swedish Neuro-Ophthalmology, you need a referral from your primary care doctor, ophthalmologist, neurologist or optometrist.
Print and complete these forms and bring them to your first appointment: