In This Section      

Conditions We Treat: Neuro-Visual Disorders

The team at the Neuro-Visual and Vestibular Disorders Center treats a number of neurological disorders that affect vision.

Neuro-Visual Disorders: Why Choose Johns Hopkins

drawing of profile and visual nerve
  • Johns Hopkins neurologists have treated many people with neurological conditions affecting one or both eyes, and our physicians are skilled in diagnosing these problems and recommending treatment.
  • Your treatment team can consult with top Johns Hopkins colleagues to provide a holistic approach to your neuro-visual disorder.
  • Our team is highly experienced in addressing such problems as:
    • Optic nerve disorders, including optic neuritis and ischemic optic neuropathies such as giant cell, or temporal, arteritis
    • Disorders of the optic chiasm due to pituitary tumor or other cause
    • Homonymous hemianopia associated with stroke or other conditions
    • Eye movement problems such as double vision, nystagmus and oscillopsia
    • Uneven pupil size (anisocoria)
    • Temporary visual disturbances, including auras occurring with migraine headaches

Request an Appointment:


Neuro-Visual Disorders Treatment

Treating neuro-visual problems depends on the underlying cause. Your doctor may recommend:

  • Corticosteroids given in pill or injection form, which may help prevent vision loss and ease the pain or visual discomfort of particular neuro-visual problems.
  • Atherosclerosis and other vascular disease management through diet and medication
  • Referral for surgical management of tumors if they are present and causing the neuro-visual problem
  • Treatment of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) if indicated

Your Neuro-Visual and Vestibular Team  

Dr. Newman-TokerDr. Dan Gold of the Division of Neuro-Visual & Vestibular Disorders

Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to advancing neuro-visual and vestibular conditions’ treatment and research, and improving patients' lives.



Daniel Gold, D.O.
Kemar Green, D.O.
Amir Kheradmand, M.D.
David Newman-Toker, M.D., Ph.D.
David Zee, M.D.

Patient Resources

Learn more about neuro-visual disorders.

Request an Appointment

Maryland Patients

To request an appointment or refer a patient, please contact the Vestibular Disorder Staff at 410-955-9313.
Request an Appointment

Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337


Traveling for Care?

Whether you're crossing the country or the globe, we make it easy to access world-class care at Johns Hopkins.

Outside of Maryland (toll free)

Request an Appointment
Medical Concierge Services

International Patients

Request an Appointment
Medical Concierge Services

blue suitcase