‘Visual Ailments May be More than Meet the Eye’

Published: 19th September 2014 06:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2014 06:20 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: Visual disturbances can be symptomatic of other conditions, including neurological disorders, muscular disorders, vascular disease, cancers or trauma, said noted neuro-ophthalmologist Swaraj Bose, associate professor and director of neuro-ophthalmology and orbital surgery at the CEDARS Sinai Medical Center, Los Angels.

Delivering a guest lecture on “The Eye and the Brain” organised by GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (GIMS) Wednesday, Bose said that the visual disturbances are often associated with neurological disorders such as double vision, reduced visual field and acuity, full or total loss of vision or a swollen optic disc. He said that only 260 neuro-ophthalmologists were treating the problems in the entire world.

He said that coordination between doctors treating eye and neurology is important to better understand eye problems.

GITAM University president MVVS Murhty said that the university was established with a 700-bed hospital attached to it with the latest medical facilities. He added that the varsity was committed to bringing the best practices to Vizag city with minimum expenditure.

GITAM University v-c G Subrahmanyam, GIMS director CV Rao, Dental College principal K Gangadhara Prasadand others attended.

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