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Decades of Advancing Vestibular Research and Patient Care doctor holding a patients head

The Neuro-Visual and Vestibular Disorders Center aims to improve the health of our community, the region and the world by setting the standard of excellence in clinical care, research and medical education related to the visual and vestibular systems. We seek to transform care for all patients with dizziness, vertigo and vestibular disorders, bringing modern technology to streamline diagnosis and treatment on these conditions.


What kind of doctor should I see?

Our center provides consultations for conditions linked to the parts of the brain that control the eyes, ears and face. We assist patients in diagnosis and treatment of symptoms such as sudden vision loss, double vision, facial paralysis or spasms, dizziness, vertigo and difficulty with balance when sitting or walking.

  • General Neurologist

    Most patients we consult come from general neurologists and other specialists who evaluate the symptoms and refer the patient to us when our expertise is needed.

  • Ophthalmologist

    If your main symptom is vision loss, you should get evaluated by an ophthalmologist, who may refer you to our center.

  • Otolaryngologist/ENT

    If your main symptoms are vertigo and imbalance, you should see an ENT doctor, who may refer you to our center.

  • Headache Specialist

    If you have headaches or facial pain without other symptoms, you should see a headache specialist.

  • Hearing Specialist

    If you have hearing loss without other symptoms, you should see a hearing specialist.

Vestibular and Ocular-Motor Oto-Neurology Clinical Fellowship

The Neuro-Visual and Vestibular Division in the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology aims to develop the next generation of clinical, research and education leaders in oto-neurology.


Our Goals

We envision a world where diagnosis of neuro-visual and vestibular disorders is accurate, timely, and efficient, where treatments are effective and affordable, where patient suffering is alleviated, and clear vision and steady balance are restored. We see a future marked by robust understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying visual, vestibular and ocular motor functions.

    • Caring for patients with visual and vestibular disorders with compassion and clinical excellence, delivering timely, accurate and evidence-based diagnoses and treatments to alleviate suffering
    • Demonstrating excellence and leadership in methods to measure and analyze eye movements
    • Eliminate frontline misdiagnosis of vestibular strokes/TIAs, vestibular neuritis and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and simultaneously reduce wasteful use of advanced diagnostics (such as neuroimaging) and hospital admission for stroke
    • Training future generations of specialists worldwide dedicated to vestibular and visual disorders
    • Cultivating a collaborative, transdisciplinary, inclusive workplace environment that values team members for their unique expertise, perspective, commitment and contributions; respects their personal goals and needs; and seeks sustainability by creating a positive impact on work-life balance
    • Advancing understanding of neural mechanisms underlying visual and vestibular function
    • Developing and testing novel diagnostic tools, treatments and rehabilitative strategies
    • Creating programs and systems that facilitate effective dissemination of local innovations
    • Developing mechanisms that enhance community awareness and access to clinical care

Support Our Center

The generosity of patients and other donors like you helps sustain our work, meet our goals and achieve our mission. Join us in solving the problem of undiagnosed and misdiagnosed dizziness to improve public health.

Our History (Slideshow)

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