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Eye Symptoms of Brain Disease - Neurology Clinic Dubai DRHC(Dr. Rami Hamed Center)

"Eyes are called windows of the brain and rightly so!"

The eyes are connected to the brain by a nerve called the optic nerve which carries visual information from the eyes to the brain.

Several brain diseases can manifest with only eye symptoms and patients may get confused about whether to see an eye doctor or a brain doctor. Let’s discuss these eye problems.

Sudden visual loss-

Sudden onset loss of vision can happen due to various serious brain disorders like stroke, multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, and optic neuritis. All these disorders may or may not have any noneye symptoms to begin with.

Sometimes the patient might feel a “curtain-like sensation before the eye” and this can be a warning sign of a possible major stroke in the future and should never be neglected

Double vision(Diplopia)-

The affected person might develop double vision, meaning he sees two images of an object. The two images might appear side by side on one above the other or obliquely placed. This happens when the eye muscles responsible for smooth movements of the eyes are weak and not moving properly. It can happen in various neurological diseases like stroke, Myasthenia gravis, and even in certain brain and eye tumors.

Eyelid drooping-

Eyelids are the protective coverings of the eyes and sometimes they might come down abnormally and the patient appears sleepy to other people. This happens due to the weakness of the muscles which are supposed to keep the eyes open.

Transient visual blurring-

Many times persons having migraines describe transient blurring of vision at the beginning of a migraine headache. Sometimes there are flashes before the eye as well as distorted images are seen.

Progressive visual loss-

Especially when accompanied by headaches it can be a sign of brain disorders like Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, other optic neuropathies, or brain tumors.

Of course, all these symptoms need thorough Neurological and eye evaluation and investigations to reach a proper conclusion regarding the diagnosis and to plan appropriate management!


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Dr. Ehsan Yaghoubi

Specialist Neurologist