Neuro-Ophthalmology in New York

Neuro-ophthalmology addresses the relationship between the eye and the brain, specifically disorders of the Optic Nerve, Orbit, and Brain that impact our vision.

Board-certified, fellowship-trained and a member of North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, Dr. Schlessinger is a Neuro-Ophthalmologist specifically trained to diagnose and treat patients with difficult and rare visual disorders, including: double vision, headaches, unexplained vision loss, spasms and twitching of the eyelid and face, disorders of the optic nerve and thyroid-related eye problems.

Neuro-Ophthalmology Services We Offer:

Bells Palsy

Bell’s palsy is a unilateral facial nerve paralysis, usually self-limiting, resulting in the inability to control facial muscles on the affected side. Symptoms include…

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Blepharospasm is any abnormal tic or twitch of the eyelid. Symptoms sometimes last for a few days then disappear without treatment, but in many cases…

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Diopsys® NOVA-VEP

The purpose of this test is to provide more comprehensive information and to better monitor the effectiveness of your treatment. The Diopsys® NOVA-VEP Vision Testing System is a painless, non-invasive vision test that…

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Diplopia (Double Vision)

Double vision, also called Diplopia, causes a person to see two images of a single object. There are two types of double vision: monocular and binocular…

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Hemifacial Spasm

Hemifacial spasm or HFS is a neurological disorder in which blood vessels constrict the seventh cranial nerve and cause varying degrees of facial spasming, typically…

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Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Ischemic optic neuropathy [or “stroke of the optic nerve”] is one of the most common causes of loss of vision in persons past middle age, although…

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Migraine Headaches

A migraine headache is a form of vascular headache. Migraine headache is caused by a combination of enlarged blood vessels and…

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Optic Neuritis

Optic neuritis is the inflammation of the optic nerve that may cause a complete or partial loss of vision. Major symptoms are…

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Orbital Tumors

Although it is rare, tumors, either malignant or benign, can occur in the tissue behind the eye. Tumors can form within this tissue, or…

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Sudden Vision Loss

Sudden loss of vision can be total (which is fortunately quite rare), partial, transient or permanent, involving either one or both eyes. The sudden loss of…

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