Neuro-Ophthalmology

Rudrani Banik, M.D. has sub-specialty training in Neuro-Ophthalmology. She expertly diagnoses and treats some of the most serious and potentially blinding conditions, some of which may even be life-threatening.

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Of all her training and skills, Dr. Banik is most proud to be a Neuro-Ophthalmologist.  

Neuro-Ophthalmology is the intersection between the two fields of Neurology and Ophthalmology.  It is a complex sub-specialty which deals with all the connections between the brain and the visual system – how we see, how we track and move our eyes, how we interpret visual information, and much more.

In Neuro-Ophthalmology, the conditions diagnosed and treated are among the most complex and challenging.  For Dr. Banik, her Neuro-Ophthalmology patients are also the most rewarding, because, with early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, she can truly make a difference in their vision and lives.

Patients with neuro-ophthalmic issues tend to have debilitating symptoms which impact their day-to-day functioning, such as visual loss, double vision, droopy eyelid, headache, eye/facial pain, or facial spasm.

With over 20 years of experience managing some of these most challenging cases, Dr. Banik is adept at identifying exactly where the problem is arising from and the next steps which should be taken.

Here is an alphabetical list of the most common Neuro-Ophthalmic conditions which Dr. Banik manages:

Bell’s Palsy (Facial Palsy)

Brain and Eye Socket Tumors

Brain Stroke with Visual Issues 

Bulging eyes

Cerebral Aneurysms and Vascular Malformations

Concussion with Visual Issues

Double Vision

Eye and Facial Pain Syndromes

Eye Stroke

Facial Spasms (Blepharospasm and Hemifacial Spasm)

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (Pseudotumor Cerebri)

Migraine and Headache

Myasthenia Gravis

Nystagmus (Jiggling of the Eyes)

Optic Nerve Swelling (Papilledema)

Optic Neuritis and Multiple Sclerosis

Pupil Abnormalities

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Sudden Loss of Vision

Thyroid Eye Disease

Unexplained Visual Loss

Image showing Dr. Banik reviewing her patient’s MRI.

Since the founding of her practice, Dr. Banik has helped thousands of patients with vision-threatening or life-threatening Neuro-Ophthalmic conditions.

She strives to not only provide timely care, but also compassionate care.  She understands how some of these conditions can impact not just vision, but also quality of life. Dr. Banik is a patient advocate in getting her patients the care they need as quickly as possible.

Whether Rudrani Banik, MD is the first Neuro-Ophthalmologist you are visiting for treatment, or the last one, she will make sure she does everything in her power to find an effective treatment to help you see and function better.

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Dr. Banik is happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not her practice is right for you.