Neuro-Ophthalmology in Greater Wichita, KS Area

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Grene Vision Group’s Specialized Eye Care

Neuro-ophthalmologists treat patients with vision and eye movement issues caused by neurological issues. The eye care experts at Grene Vision Group will determine if neuro-ophthalmologic care might be required for your unique vision needs.

What is Neuro-Ophthalmology?

Neuro-ophthalmology is a subspecialty that combines both neurology and ophthalmology. This specialized expertise provides care for eye disorders and vision loss that can be associated with problems affecting the nerves in and around the eye or in the brain, and not the eyes themselves.

Symptoms of Neurological Eye Issues

Common visual symptoms that our Wichita, KS neuro-ophthalmologists evaluate and treat include:

  • Unexplained vision loss

  • Double vision 

  • Unequal pupil size 

  • Disturbances in the visual field, such as flashes of light (photopsia)

  • Abnormal eye movements, such as shaking movements 

  • Chronic eye and facial twitching 

  • Eyelid abnormalities, such as a drooping eyelid 

Neuro-ophthalmologists also diagnose and treat vision changes arising from the brain and nervous system. The following neurological conditions can cause visual problems in adults:

  • Brain tumors

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Myasthenia gravis

  • Thyroid disease

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Degenerative disorders

  • Stroke

  • Vascular disease

  • Trauma

Causes of Neurological Eye Disorders

There are a variety of causes for neuro-ophthalmology disorders. These include nerves and muscle disorders around the eyeball, inadequate blood supply to the optic nerve, raised pressure in the brain, inflammation related to diseases in other parts of the body, compression from a tumor, or trauma/injury.

Diagnosis of Neurological Eye Disorders

A neuro-ophthalmologic evaluation is very comprehensive and can take several hours. In addition to a comprehensive eye exam, additional specialized testing will be performed. Testing may include:

  • Evaluation of eye movements and ocular alignment

  • Fundus photography

  • Optical coherence tomography 

  • CT scan

  • MRI

  • Neurological exam to test coordination and strength

  • Fluorescein angiography

  • Electro-retinography

  • Color testing

  • Blood testing

Neuro-ophthalmology in Wichita

Treatment of Neurological Eye Disorders

Specific neuro-ophthalmology treatment depends on the underlying cause of the disorder. Treatment can be given by the neuro-ophthalmologist, or you may be referred to a neurologist or other specialists.

When Should I See A Neuro-Ophthalmologist?

It important to see your regular eye doctor before seeking care from a neuro-ophthalmologist. If they suspect a neurological disorder is contributing to your loss of vision or eye problems, they will refer you for specialized vision care.

If you suspect you have any of these conditions, please call us to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam.

Michele Riggins, MD

Our Wichita Neuro-Ophthalmologist

Meet Dr. Michele Riggins, MD, our neuro-ophthalmologist in Wichita at our North Maize Rd. Grene Vision Group eye clinic.

Dr. Riggins is a board-certified eye doctor in Wichita, KS, and specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Adult Strabismus, and Blepharospasm. Dr. Riggins holds the position of Quality and Compliance Chair with EyeCare Partners Medical Executive Board (MEB). Learn more!

Grene Vision Group Locations Near You

Neurological conditions can have a serious effect on your vision. If you suspect you are displaying symptoms of a neuro-ophthalmologic disorder, contact Grene Vision or your normal eyecare provider today.  Find a convenient Grene Vision Group location near you in Wichita today. Use the interactive map to find our nearest location, then call to book an appointment.

Webb Road
Webb Road
Maize Road
Ridge Road
Yates Center
Hutchinson West
Hutchinson East
El Dorado
Harry and Rock
East Central