The Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease service at The Eye Institute (TEI) of Salus University
specializes in diagnosing and managing ophthalmic complications that arise from
diseases of the nervous system.

The doctors in this service have undergone additional training in order to evaluate and
care for patients with symptoms such as sudden, transient (temporary), or unexplained
vision loss, visual disturbances, visual field loss, double vision, drooping eyelids, or
other changes in the appearance of their eyes.

While some patients experience these specific symptoms, many are asymptomatic, and are often referred by a primary care doctor or other medical specialist, or after being seen in TEI’s Primary Eyecare Service or TEI’s Emergency Service. Findings that may warrant further evaluation in this specialty service may include vision and visual field loss, abnormal eye movements, unequal pupil sizes, and eyelid abnormalities. Additionally, patients with symptoms and/or findings that cannot be explained from a refractive or ocular standpoint are often referred for a neuro-ophthalmic evaluation.

Dr. Malloy examining a patientBased on the findings of an extensive examination, additional work-up is often warranted for patients seen in this specialty service. The doctors will determine the need for appropriate case-specific additional testing, which may include laboratory and
ultrasound testing, MRI or CT scans of the head, and/or additional referral to other specialists for further evaluation or treatment / management of a systemic condition.

The following are some examples of conditions that the neuro-ophthalmic disease
service doctors evaluate and co-manage with other medical providers as needed.
  • Vision problems in patients who have/had:
    • Stroke
    • Intracranial mass, such as pituitary tumors
    • Orbital mass
  • Papilledema
  • Optic neuritis
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Horner syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis

To schedule an appointment with one of the doctors in The Eye Institute’s Neuro-
Ophthalmic Disease Service, please contact the specialty’s patient care coordinator:

La’Wanda A. Chavous.
Phone: 215.276.6220
Fax: 215.276.6269
Email: lchavous@salus.edu