Russell P. Edwards, M.D.  
     
     
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Specialty Interests
Neuro-Ophthalmology
Neuro-ophthalmologists take care of visual problems that are related to the nervous system. Neuro-ophthalmology requires specialized training and expertise in problems of the eye, brain, nerves and muscles.

Some of the common problems evaluated by neuro-ophthalmologists include: optic nerve problems (such as optic neuritis and ischemic optic neuropathy), visual field loss, unexplained visual loss, transient visual loss, visual disturbances, double vision, abnormal eye movements, thyroid eye disease, myasthenia gravis, unequal pupil size, and eyelid abnormalities.

Diseases & Surgery of the Orbit
Orbital surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the tissues surrounding the eye and in the eye socket.

Some of the common problems orbital surgeons are thyroid related orbitopathy (also known as Graves disease), tumors around and behind the eye, and inflammatory diseases of the orbit.