In the Department of Neuro-ophthalmology working ophthalmologists who have a particular interest in those diseases which, without being properly of the eyes, are manifested with disturbances of vision, of the movement of the eyes or of the pupils. The patient looks bad, or does not move her eyes properly or has a pupil larger than the other, but the cause is not in “the ball of the eye”, the cause is “behind” (in the brain or in another place in the body).
Almost half of our brain is devoted to activities related to vision or with the movement of the eyes, for this reason it is so common that a brain disease can affect how we see. Some of these illnesses can harm the vision of an irreversible way or even the life if they are not diagnosed on time. We focus our professional activity in trying to not happen.
Since many patients come to the Neuro-Ophthalmology consultation with the erroneous idea of to that there is going to attend a neurologist or a doctor who is, simultaneously, a neurologist and ophthalmologist, we believe necessarily to clarify that the members of this department it does not have a specialty different from that of the rest of doctors who are employed at the center: they are Ophthalmologists.