Retinal disease in the neurology clinic

Robert G. Tauscher, Shira S. Simon, Nicholas J. Volpe*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Purpose of review Retinal disease can manifest with visual symptoms similar to those which result from central nervous system disorders. We provide a framework for considering retinal causes of common visual complaints presenting to a neurology clinic. Recent findings Technological advances have afforded quicker detection and a more thorough understanding of these retinal entities and are crucial to consider when evaluating visual complaints in the neurology clinic. Summary It is essential to maintain a working knowledge of common retinal conditions that symptomatically overlap with common neurologic conditions. Furthermore, the ophthalmoscopic exam and retinal imaging modalities can both aid in the diagnosis and workup of visual complaints and neurologic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-132
Number of pages11
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2021


  • Maculopathy
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Photopsia
  • Retina
  • Scotoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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