Neuro-ophthalmology addresses the relationship between the eye and the brain.  Dr. Andrew Berman is a fellowship trained neuro-ophthalmologist who provides comprehensive clinical care to a broad spectrum of patients.  His is regarded as one of Chicago’s top eye doctors specializing in neuro-ophthalmology.  He sees patients in both Skokie and Highland Park offices.

Symptoms that are more common in neuro-ophthalmic disease include:

  • visual loss



  • visual disturbance
  • double vision
  • unequal pupils
  • eyelid and facial spasms
  • droopy eyelid

Common neuro-opthalmaic disorders include:

  • optic neuritis
  • ischemic optic neuropathy (including temporal arteritis)
  • compressive optic neuropathy (including pituitary tumors)
  • papilledema (including pseudotumor cerebri)
  • inflammatory and infectious optic neuropathies
  • cerebrovascular disorder involving vision
  • tumors involving vision
  • blephrospasm (including botulinum injections)
  • hemifacial spasm (including botulinum injections)
  • thyroid eye disease
  • myasthenia gravis
  • ocular motor disorders (including cranial nerve palsies)
  • pupillary abnormalities
  • paraneoplastic disorders (including paraneoplastic retinopathies and optic neuropathies)
  • hereditary optic neuropathies

It is helpful to please bring all medical records (doctor’s notes, visual fields, etc.) and actual MRI and CT scans to your neuro-ophthalmology appointment with Dr. Berman. This will also reduce the likelihood of repeating previously performed tests.

Depending on the complexity of your condition, plan on spending at least 3 hours. In most cases, diagnostic services can be performed on the same day.