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Although light enters the eye, we actually "see" in our brains.  A large portion of the brain is dedicated to vision, interpreting what we see, controlling and coordinating the movements of the eyes, and integration vision with the other senses. Many "brain" conditions, such as stroke, dementia, or multiple sclerosis, affect the eyes and vision. Neuro-ophthalmology is the subspecialty of ophthalmology and neurology that cares for patients with problems bridging these two specialties. Dr. Gerald Striph trained in neuro-ophthalmology with Dr. Neil Miller at the Wilmer Ophthalmologic Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He works with UTMC and other area neurologists and neurosurgeons to help care for patients with these special problems. Neuro-ophthalmic consultations generally take much longer than typical eye exams and may involve review of records or scans and specialized testing. Most patients are referred by other doctors for these services but patients may also call Vision Associates directly to schedule an evaluation.

Last Updated: 4/20/16