Clinical service overview
The Neuro-ophthalmology Clinic can assist in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of conditions that involves visual dysfunction because of neurological conditions.
The clinic is staffed by two academic neuro-ophthalmologists, a neuro-ophthalmology fellow, a Nurse Consultant and two orthoptists. We have accessed to advanced technology such as Automated perimetry and OCT. Several research projects are planned and will commence in late 2018.
Common conditions looked after in this clinic include:
- Optic neuritis, optic neuropathies
- Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
- Papiloedema, papillitis, neuroretinitis
- Cranial neuropathies
- Unexplained progressive visual loss without an apparent ophthalmological cause
- Binocular diplopia
- Nystagmus and unusual eye movements
- Orbital inflammatory conditions such as Tolosa-Hunt, pseudo tumour orbit, thyroid eye disease
- Ocular myasthenia gravis
- Visual field problems after brain tumours or stroke, including driving assessments
- Amaurosis fugax
- Botox treatment for blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm
Refer your patient
Fax referral to us
We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service.
All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients requiring immediate assessment should be sent to the Emergency & Trauma Centre.
To refer your patient, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the service Registrar to discuss the case.
To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results.
If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the service Registrar on call on (03) 9076 2000.
Special referral instructions
For urgent referrals or if any concern regarding your patient’s condition, please contact the Neurology Registrar on 03 9076 2000
- A/Prof Anneke Van der Walt: Neurology
- Prof Owen White: Neurology