Sight is an amazing, yet incredibly complex ability that is often misinterpreted as being generated by the eyes. Surprisingly, we don't actually see with our eyes, but rather with a part of the brain capable of interpreting visual signals sent from the eyes. Imagine your eyes as a camera, allowing light and information to enter, and sending the data to your brain to process into a picture. When the camera, or your brain's processing functions, isn't working together properly, then your vision can be altered and your sight compromised.
Neuro-ophthalmology, a medical subspecialty that combines neurology and ophthalmology, addresses this complex relationship between the eyes and the brain. When this relationship is compromised, rest assured the best possible care and latest technology is close at hand.
Albert Florens Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina offers extensive neuro-ophthalmology services. Led by one of only 200 neuro-ophthalmologists in the entire country, Pamela Chavis, MD, treats problems such as unequal pupils, double vision, optic nerve disorders and eye movement complications resulting from a variety of conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis and brain tumores.
With immense experience and extensive training in the latest technologies and techniques, Storm Eye Institute is at the forefront of neuro-ophthalmology, ensuring that all of our patients receive the best care for their eye-related health care needs.
We are committed to not only determining the cause of problems but also to providing appropriate and aggressive treatment options to preserve and improve the vision of each and every patient. In other words, we work to get your body's "camera" in top working order.
New patients begin their relationship by receiving a complete eye exam and consultation and an evaluation of symptoms related to neuro-ophthalmic disease. When neuro-ophthalmic disease is detected, the highly-experienced, caring staff at Storm Eye Institute can treat patients with a range of therapeutic procedures and services, including prism treatments, medicinal injections (for facial spasms) and radiology.
If you, or someone you know, has neuro-ophthalmologic needs, contact Storm Eye Institute at 843-792-8100 or toll-free at 800-894-3513.