We provide care to people with visual complaints caused by a neurological condition rather than a purely ophthalmological condition.
What we do
In this clinic, we look after people who develop visual problems that is not explained by an eye disease. The clinic is staffed by tow trained neuro-ophthalmologists and a neuro-ophthalmology fellow.
Our clinic has a nurse coordinator and we work with two orthoptists who do visual field tests and visual function measurement. Our clinic overlaps with an Ophthalmology Clinic and we often work together to solve complex visual complaints.
We commonly see people with:
- unexplained raised intracranial pressure (called IIH) that can cause swollen optic nerve, visual loss and headache
- visual loss because of optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis) or damage (optic neuropathy)
- unusual eye movements
- double vision
- people with auto-immune conditions such as myasthenia gravis or sarcoidosis
- temporal arteritis or giant cell arteritis
- transient visual loss or visual symptoms
How to access this clinic
Referral from your GP
You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you in clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.
- A/Prof Anneke Van der Walt: Neurology
- Prof Owen White: Neurology