The diseases of the nervous system that affect vision and control of eye movement.

Alternative labels

neuro-ophthalmic illnesses
disorders of visual system
visual system disorders
neuro-ophthalmic disease
disease of visual system
visual system disease
neuro-ophthalmic illness
visual system disorder
neuro-ophthalmic diseases
diseases of visual system

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Neuro-ophthalmology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Orthoptist: Orthoptists diagnose and treat anomalies of binocular vision. They examine, assess and treat vision impairments, squint, amblyopia and eye motility disorders. Orthoptists apply these methods in particular in the fields of paediatrics, neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmology, orthoptics, optometry, pleoptics and strabology assessing functional diseases of the eye for improving functional disorders of the visual system. They also provide counselling, preventive measures and training activities and may refract and prescribe glasses, such as prism corrective glasses.

Optional knowledge

Neuro-ophthalmology is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Neuro-ophthalmology – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022

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