Our multidisciplinary approach to neuro-ophthalmology brings together WVU Medicine’s providers from multiple specialties to form the most targeted, individualized treatment plan for each patient.

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Multifaceted treatment and individualized care for those with neuro-ophthalmologic eye conditions

The WVU Eye Institute provides specialized care for patients with vision conditions that involve the nervous system — how the eyes send visual messages to the brain and the brain influences the eyes. Our neuro-ophthalmologists work together with WVU Medicine neurologists and neurosurgeons to determine the cause of the problem and form an individualized treatment plan. Patients are typically referred by their local eyecare provider or neurologist.

Neuro-Ophthalmology Conditions We Treat

We treat several vision problems related to the nervous system, including:

  • Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
  • Double vision
  • Eye twitching
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Migraine headaches
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Optic neuritis
  • Papilledema
  • Parkinsonian syndromes
  • Pupil disorders, such as Horner’s syndrome and Adie’s pupil
  • Rapid, uncontrolled eye movement
  • Stroke-related vision loss
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Tumors

Neuro-Ophthalmology Treatments and Services

Our neuro-ophthalmology service provides evaluation and treatment for many vision problems that relate to the nervous system. We perform a comprehensive eye exam to detect any issues, including refractive errors, color blindness, or decline in pupil or retina reactivity. Our neuro-ophthalmologists consult with WVU Medicine Neurology, Neurosurgery, Rheumatology, and other medical specialties to address any complex physical problems.

Funding Visual Science Research

Making untreatable vision problems treatable: WVU receives $11M for visual sciences research center

Latest News

A clinical trial conducted by the WVU Eye Institute for the use of EYELEA, an injection medication, has led to FDA approval for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).

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Clinical Research

The experts at the WVU Eye Institute conduct ongoing clinical trials and research studies.

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Academic Programs

Learn more about the WVU School of Medicine Department of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences.

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Make an appointment: Call 855-WVU-CARE, or schedule online.

Our Providers

Brian Ellis, MD

Associate Professor

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WVU Eye Institute Main Campus

1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call
855-WVU-CARE or schedule online.