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Neuro Ophthalmology

Neuro ophthalmology is the speciality that deals with ophthalmic diseases with neurological problems and various optic nerve disorders.

Objectives of the Department

To offer facilities for the investigations and treatment for patients with neuro-ophthalmic disorders

Director : Dr S Ambika

Deputy Director :

Dr Shikha RajeshBassi
Consultant : Dr Smita Praveen

Affiliated Specialists :

Prof Dr G.Arjundas
Radiologist : Dr Veena Norohna
Unique Services / Facilities
Clinical examination and investigative procedures related to neuro-ophthalmology.
Unique in that it combines the expertise of different primary specialties, Neurology, Ophthalmology and Radiology.
Committed and enthusiastic team-First subspecialty in SN to publish a clinical atlas (SN Atlas of Neuro-ophthalmology).
Sankara Nethralaya Atlas of Neuro-ophthalmology (Jaypee Brothers) 1st edition-2002, 2nd edition-2009
Under Preparation
Sankara Nethralaya Atlas of Neuroimaging
3 Chapter in an upcoming book
8 Peer reviewed publication
Humphrey visual field analyzer
Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue test
Farnsworth D-15 test
FACT and Regan Contrast Sensitivity charts
Electrodiagnostics – ERG and VEP
Optical coherence tomography
Heidelberg retinal tomography
Conducted an international symposium - Update in Neuro-ophthalmology 2002
Authored Sankara Nethralaya Atlas of Neuro-ophthalmology (published by Jaypee Brothers)
Best paper award at the Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Conference 2003
Have started a 1 year fellowship programme in Neuro-ophthalmology
Have conducted a neuro-ophthalmology session in Neuroupdate 2008 along with Madras Neuro Trust
Had conducted an international Neuro-ophthalmology Update in Jan 2009 in which legends of neuro-ophthalmology Prof Neil Miller , Dr Andrew lee, Dr Daroff , Dr David zee – from U.S had participated
About 35 506 patients were seen in the neuro ophthalmology department during nov 2005 –april 2008 This is a sustantial rise in the OPD compared to previous statistics.
Plan for Achievements
To enhance OPD by having interactions with local neurologists and interventional radiologists by focusing groups and conducting small CMEs
Neuro genetics – a new area of patient care
A new Atlas “Atlas of Neuro Imaging in Opthalmology”.giving emphasis on the applications of neuro imaging in ophthalmology
For further details, contact:

Dr S. Ambika
Neuro-Ophthalmology Department,
Sankara Nethralaya,
Medical Research Foundation
Chennai – 600 006
Secretary - Mr Shreekanth