West Coast Eye Institute
Tips for your Appointment:
- Let our office know what your appointment is for.
- Bring the contact information of your neurologist.
- If possible have your neurologist's office, fax over any recent MRI/CT results.
- If you have any recent MRI/CT results on paper or disc, please bring those.
- Make a list of your medication prior to your visit.
- A true neuro-ophthalmology visit is longer than typical due to testing, so please expect a 2-hour minimum.
- Your vision is formed by a three component system: your eye, your optic nerve, and your brain.
- All three parts need to work together well in order to see.
- Neuro-ophthalmology is the study and practice of the communication between these three component.
- In order to get the best change within this realm, your ophthalmology should be a part of the medical team caring for you. The team should include a neurologist and sometimes a neurologist-surgeon.
Neuro-Ophthalmology is a vital essential for any good eye care group as we know the true value of these visits can often times be life threatening. These visit are typically longer than the common office visit as your doctor will review imaging (CTs, MRIs), text optic nerve function with a visual field and other ancillary testing, and understands your questions are important. See our tips for your visit to better equip yourself and ensure your office visit is a meaningful visit.