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Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
608 S Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
(813) 877-8665; (813) 402-8194

Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko's specialties are ophthalmic plastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coventry, CIGNA, Aetna, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Kwitko completed his residency training at Kresge Eye Institute. Dr. Kwitko has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Kwitko (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Kwitko has an open panel.

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Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
508 S Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
(727) 726-1060; (813) 875-7874

Dr. James Rush's specialty is neuro-ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rush average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Rush graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Rush's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Neuro-Ophthalmology
90 Ladoga Avenue
Tampa, FL
(813) 681-1122; (813) 645-3831

Dr. Craig Munger is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Munger is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patient ratings for Dr. Munger average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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What is Neuro-Ophthalmology?

Neuro-ophthalmology is a complex medical specialty that treats vision problems originating in the brain or nerves instead of the eye. Brain injuries, stroke, problems with the optic nerve, and even spasms in the muscles surrounding the eye can all interfere with sight. A neuro-ophthalmologist provides specialized care for the eyes, brain, nerves that support vision, and muscles surrounding the eyes.

Often, a patient is referred to a neuro-ophthalmologist when vision problems can’t be explained by standard eye exams. Even if the eyes are working correctly, there are a surprising number of issues that can cause vision loss. Some of the problems that neuro-ophthalmologists treat include:
  • Optic nerve disorders, including optic neuritis and ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Visual field loss, including blind spots or loss of peripheral vision
  • Unexplained blindness
  • Visual disturbances, ‘seeing spots’ or halos
  • Double vision
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Fixed or uneven pupils
  • Eye issues related to a larger illness, such as thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis, or myasthenia gravis

Neuro-ophthalmologists need to examine the function of the brain and nervous system as well as the eyes in order to care for patients. They may order specialized tests that can provide more information about what’s going on inside the body. It’s common for a visit to begin with an eye exam, but neuro-ophthalmologists often order CT scans or MRIs as well. In addition, they may perform:
  • Neurological exams to check brain function
  • Visual field tests, also known as perimetry, to gauge vision
  • Pupillography to test the reactions of the pupil
  • Critical flicker fusion testing, to check how well the optic nerve transmits information
  • Electroretinography to examine the function of rods and cones in the eye
  • Optical coherence tomography to examine the retina and optic nerve

Sudden problems with your vision can be very frightening. A neuro-ophthalmologist can provide you with information about why your vision has changed, as well as make recommendations for treatment.