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Brain Disorders Involving Vision


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Regions of the brain control everything our bodies do – from the beating of our hearts to our ability to see and hear. There are many brain conditions that can affect vision, such as:

  • Multiple sclerosis: condition in which the immune system breaks down the protective covering of the nerves
  • Parkinson’s disease: disorder that affects movement and causes tremors
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy: brain disorder that causes serious problems with walking, balance, and eye movements

Symptoms of cerebrovascular disorders include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Difficulty with reading


Comprehensive Exam - Your doctor will conduct a thorough exam of your eyes and ask for your health history to diagnose the visual problem associated with the condition.

Visual field - Visual field assesses both central and peripheral vision.

Imaging - Your doctor may order magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain to identify the cause of the visual disturbance.


Prism glasses - In some cases, your ophthalmologist may prescribe specialized glasses with prisms to help decrease the symptoms of this condition.

Medication - In some cases, your ophthalmologist may prescribe an intravenous or oral (taken by mouth) medication to help decrease the symptoms of this condition.

Why Choose Bascom Palmer Eye Institute?

Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Health System, is the top-ranked facility in the country for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the eye, according to U.S. News & World Report. When you choose us for your eye care, you will receive the best care in the nation in a compassionate setting. 

Comprehensive, coordinated care. Patients appreciate the convenience of diagnostic, treatment, surgical and optometry services under one roof.

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