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Strokes and Neurological Diseases


This area of the brain
has been affected by a stroke.

Strokes and Vision
A stroke is defined as the interruption of blood flow to a region of the head or eye. There are six major ways a stroke may affect the eye:

  • Blindness - A stroke can affect one eye only, or, if the stroke damages the back of the brain, both eyes will be affected.
  • Loss of vision to one side - Inability to see on one side of both eyes. 
  • Double vision. 
  • Inability to understand what is seen. 
  • Inability to read. 
  • Facial nerve (Bell's) palsy - Inability to close the eye on one side.

A neuro-ophthalmologist can detect and treat vision problems associated with stroke. It is important that you see a physician immediately if you have any of the above problems after a stroke to stop the progression and to help in your overall recovery.

The black area in the lower left quadrant of this test shows that the patient’s peripheral vision has been lost due to a stroke.



Vision and Neurologic Diseases
Diseases that affect the nervous system, like multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's, can affect eyesight. Involvement of the optic nerve, which supplies vision from the eye to the brain, or oculomotor nerves, which control eye movements, may be affected by disease.

Additionally, neurologic processes can disrupt the areas responsible for interpretation of visual information.

Patients suffering from neurologic disorders should have regular neuro-ophthalmic exams to look for treatable problems which may affect their vision.




Why Choose CEI?

Coastal Eye Institute (formerly Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic) is one of the area’s largest ophthalmology practices featuring a comprehensive team of fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every subspecialty of eye care.From infancy to the golden years...we provide care for the total health of your eyes. Trust your eye care to our specialists!


Coastal Eye Institute has fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every specialty of eye care:

  • ➢ Laser Cataract Surgery
  • ➢ Glaucoma
  • ➢ Macular Degeneration
  • ➢ Diabetic Retinopathy
  • ➢ Dry Eye Disease
  • ➢ LASIK Laser Vision Correction
  • ➢ Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • ➢ Pediatric Eye Care
  • ➢ Routine Eye Care
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