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What is Neuro-Ophthalmology?
A neuro-ophthalmologist is a physician who specializes in disorders of the nervous system that affect eyes and vision. Dr. Kaushal Kulkarni, Department of Ophthalmology at Sharp Rees-Stealy is one of only three neuro-ophthalmologists in San Diego County.
What Conditions Does a Neuro-Ophthalmologist Treat?
Conditions evaluated by neuro-ophthalmologists range in severity from minor to life threatening and include:
Do I Need a Referral to Schedule an Appointment to See a Neuro-Ophthalmologist?
Yes, you will need a referral. Patients are typically referred to a neuro-ophthalmologist after first seeing another specialist, such as an eye doctor, neurologist, neurosurgeon or even your primary care physician.
How Should You Prepare for a Neuro-Ophthalmology Evaluation?
What Happens During the Evaluation?
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