Neuro-ophthalmology Overview

Specialists collaborate at Mayo Clinic’s Neuro-ophthalmology Specialty Group.

The Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology offers specialized care in neuro-ophthalmology. Many neuro-ophthalmic disorders threaten vision or are life-threatening. At Mayo Clinic, you receive comprehensive evaluation and treatment with unique multidisciplinary teams.

Neuro-ophthalmic conditions seen at Mayo Clinic include:

  • Diplopia
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Ischemic optic neuropathy
  • MOG antibody-associated disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis optica
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic neuritis

Your treatment team

People with neuro-ophthalmic conditions are seen by an adult or pediatric neuro-ophthalmologist. Depending on the disease process, we commonly collaborate with the following multidisciplinary groups:

  • Neuroimmunology for people with optic neuritis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and MOG antibody-associated disease
  • Neurology and interventional neuroradiology for people with idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Rheumatology for people with giant cell arteritis and many other rheumatologic conditions that can affect the eyes

Neuro-ophthalmologists collaborate with many other subspecialists, including neurosurgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. They also collaborate with other ophthalmic specialists, such as ocular oncologists, retina specialists, pediatric ophthalmologists, cornea specialists and oculoplastic surgeons.

Our specialty group offers state-of-the-art ocular imaging and neuroimaging. For people with complex conditions, we convene a monthly imaging conference with neuro-radiology colleagues to evaluate together. So you have a team of experts looking at your condition from all sides.

The Mayo Clinic neuro-ophthalmology team is committed to ongoing research to improve diagnosis, prognostication and treatment of neuro-ophthalmologic diseases.

April 15, 2023