Neuro-ophthalmology Orbital and Adult Strabismus

The Neuro-ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service at the USC Roski Eye Institute offers comprehensive consultations and medical and surgical services for disorders of neurological origin that affect the visual pathways. We also offer comprehensive consultation in management of pediatric neuro-ophthalmological disorders, making our institute one of very few nation-wide with expertise in this important subspecialty area. Some commonly treated conditions include:

  • double vision
  • optic neuropathy
  • papilledema
  • visual field defects
  • vision loss due to a brain tumor, Graves’ disease, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, stroke and temporal arteritis
  • hemifacial/blepharospasm

Multidisciplinary Approach

USC Roski Eye Institute neuro-ophthalmologists collaborate with experts across multiple disciplines, including neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, rheumatology, internal medicine and other ophthalmology subspecialties. This team approach ensures that you receive the benefit of multi-specialty care. Unique to our service is the comprehensive approach we take in coupling our understanding of the complexities of visual pathways and eye movements with surgical expertise.

Diagnostic Testing

Our neuro-ophthalmologists collaborate with other subspecialists within the USC Roski Eye Institute to assist in the diagnosis and management of patients with complex or unexplained visual disorders. We provide access to a complete array of diagnostic testing including:

  • Electrophysiology (electroretinography (ERG) and visual evoked potentials (VEP))
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Visual fields
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Adult Strabismus and Orbital Surgery

Our physicians have considerable expertise and experience in orbital surgery and complex strabismus surgery. We also offer our patients a full range of treatment options for adult strabismus (misalignment of the eyes) from diagnosis to medical and surgical treatment. Our full complement of services is available within one practice, giving you the convenience of receiving comprehensive and coordinated care in one facility.

Conditions We Treat

Brain Tumors
Double Vision
Graves’ Disease
Hemifacial Spasm
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Optic Nerve Disorders
Optic Neuritis
Strabismus (or lazy eye)

Our Physicians: Mark Borchert MD, Jonathan W. Kim MD, Vivek R. Patel MD

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