Neuro-Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service

Patel contact us croppedThe Neuro-ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service at the USC Roski Eye Institute focuses on the treatment and management of neurological disorders that affect the visual pathways. Our neuro-ophthalmologists offer complete comprehensive examination as well as medical and surgical services using the most advanced diagnostic technology. We are also one of few institutions in the nation to provide pediatric neuro-ophthalmology services.

Our physicians are fellowship trained in the most complex adult strabismus surgical techniques. A wide spectrum of surgical treatments are available to patients who are diagnosed with strabisumus (misalignment of the eyes).

At the USC Roski Eye Institute, our ophthalmology team is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive services possible for both the neurological conditions that affect vision and those who have been diagnosed with strabismus. Call today at 323-442-6335 to schedule a consultation with our ophthalmologists and receive the treatment you deserve.
 

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Conditions We Treat

  • Double Vision
  • Eye Movement Disorders
  • Hemifacial/Blepharospasm
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Nerve Disorders
  • Papilledema
  • Strabismus (Paralytic, Re-Operation, Thyroid Eye disease, Trauma)
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vision Loss Due to a Brain Tumor, Stroke, Temporal Arteritis, Multiple Sclerosis

Diagnostic Services

A multidisciplinary approach is essential in the diagnosis of conditions of the nervous system that affect vision, requiring collaboration across various disciplines such as neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, rheumatology, internal medicine and other ophthalmology subspecialties. We provide access to the latest in diagnostic technology required to diagnose these complex disorders that affect both the visual pathways and eye movements. Our neuro-ophthalmologists begin with extensive neurological and ophthalmological eye exams, family history and medical history. Generally, patients may experience a wide variety of symptoms associated with neurological disorders and the eye, which include, sudden vision loss, double vision, loss of color vision, and droopy eyelids. Our diagnostic services include:

  • Electrophysiology (Electroretinography (ERG) and Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP))
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Visual Fields
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

 
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FAQ With the Experts

Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Multidisciplinary Clinic Now Open!

Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a potentially devastating inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS) characterized mainly by attacks (relapses)of swelling and damage in the optic nerves (optic neuritis) and spinal cord (transverse myelitis). The NMO Clinic, housed at the USC Roski Eye Institute, is one of only two integrated, multi-specialty centers in California, positioned to be able to treat and care for those suffering from NMOSD/NMO in a collaborative fashion.

The clinic is directed by Lilyana Amezcua, MD, neurologist and neuro-ophthalmologists Vivek Patel, MD and Kimberly Gokoffski, MD, PhD – all experts in the diagnosis and management of this condition. We provide same-day consultations and care by a team of skilled neurologists, ophthalmologists, physical and occupational therapists, and dedicated clinical pharmacists, all focused on caring for the individual needs of the NMOSD patient, over the course of a single office visit.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with NMOSD/NMO, please reach out to us directly at (323)442-8165 to schedule an appointment.

Treatments

Neuro-ophthalmology

Access to our team of multi-specialists ensures that the treatment and management of your condition is both a comprehensive and coordinated effort. Neurological conditions can be highly complex and may require both medical and surgical treatment. Please see below for examples of treatments we specialize in:

  • Optic Neuropathies
  • Anti-Inflammatories
  • Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestrations
  • Referral to Neurosurgery for Shunting
  • Hemifacial/Blepharospasm
  • Botox Injections

Strabismus

Strabismus or misalignment of the eyes can result from trauma, thyroid eye disease or even birth defects. Our surgeons specialize in the most complex strabismus surgical procedures and often operate on individuals who have had multiple strabismus surgeries to correct their misaligned eyes. Our strabismus procedures offered include:

  • Adjustable Sutures
  • Complex Re-Operations
  • Transpositions

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All of our physicians are American board certified and fellowship trained subspecialists. If you are experiencing vision complications but do not understand their causes or have been diagnosed with a condition and are looking for a second opinion or treatment, the ophthalmology team at the USC Roski Eye Institute can help you today.

Please visit our doctors page for summaries of the basic/translational and clinical research being conducted by our clinicians.

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Our Physicians

Call 323-442-6335 or fill-out our online form to get in touch with a Neuro-Ophthalmology specialist.