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.