Neuro-ophthalmology is a combination of the fields of neurology and ophthalmology that is used to treat visual problems that stem from the nervous system. If you live in Hays County, Westlake Eye Specialists is the only practice in the area that offers this type of treatment.
Dr. Natalie Stanciu is a board certified eye physician and surgeon who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology as well as oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery. In fact, she is the only neuro-ophthalmologist in all of Austin and Hays County. She completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Florida, the premier eye institution in the country.
Trauma/injuries, diseases, and medical conditions can result in loss of sight or visual disturbances due to brain injury or damage to the optic nerve. A neuro-ophthalmologist can identify the root of the problem and provide surgical treatment.
Common Neuro-Ophthalmology Conditions
Dr. Stanciu is expertly trained to provide treatment for such conditions as:
- Thyroid eye disease
- Optic neuritis
- Double vision
- Optic nerve diseases
- Eyelid abnormalities (droopy eyelids)
- Eyelid tumors
- Excessive tearing
- Orbit tumors and fractures
- Rehabilitation after trauma
Dr. Stanciu uses her intensive medical training to perform delicate surgeries on the upper face, eyelids, and orbit of the eye. This can be done for cosmetic or functional reasons. Sometimes these problems stem from medical conditions; this may have an impact on the type of treatment that is recommended.
Dr. Stanciu works alongside Dr. Stan Saulny, board certified eye physician and surgeon that specializes in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and upper face. Dr. Saulny trained at Harvard Medical School as well as the Jules Stein Eye Institute in California and Casey Eye Institute in Oregon.
If your doctor has recommended you see a neuro-ophthalmologist or oculoplastic surgeon, contact the experts at Westlake Eye Specialists today at (512) 472-4011 or https://westlakeeyes.com/contact-us/ to schedule an eye exam.