Paediatric Neuro-ophthalmology

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Mr Shenoy is a fellowship trained specialist in dealing with Neurological conditions that affect the children’s eyes.

Optic Nerve Drusen

This includes the diseases of the:

  • Optic nerve. Optic nerves deliver visual signals from the retina to the brain for us to see. Optic nerve problems in children may be found by the optician and include optic nerve drusen (which is a common optic nerve variant which requires no treatment) and, rarely, swollen optic nerves due to intracranial pressure (papilledema) which may require urgent treatment.
  • Cranial nerve palsies which can develop in children due to various causes. The symptoms may include a squint, wobbly eyes (nystagmus), double vision, Impaired eye moment or motility and change in appearance of the eyelids and pupils.
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension or pseudotumor cerebri – too much pressure in the brain


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