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World-Class Neuro-Ophthalmology Services in Tucson

Neuro-ophthalmology is not a common specialty. In fact, there aren’t many board-certified ophthalmologists in the U.S. who are qualified in neuro-ophthalmology (and only a few throughout Arizona). But at Arizona Eye Consultants, we specialize in treating complex and rare eye diseases, and that’s why patients come here from near and far to be treated by our neuro-ophthalmologist, Dr. Wayne Bixenman.

What Is Neuro-Ophthalmology?

Neuro-ophthalmology is a blend of two fields, ophthalmology and neurology. Neurology relates to the human nervous system, while ophthalmology is concerned with diseases and disorders of the eye. Neuro-ophthalmology is a specialty that focuses on nervous system problems that affect the eye.

You might need to see our neuro-ophthalmology specialist if you’ve suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Other conditions that may necessitate a visit to Dr. Bixenman include the following:
Additionally, certain radiation treatments may result in neurological issues that affect vision.

What to Expect From Your Neuro-Ophthalmology Appointment

Ahead of your appointment, please compile a complete list of all of your medications and their dosages, including over-the-counter medications. Please submit requests to all of your treating physicians to share your medical information, including office notes, CT and MRI scan reports, and lab test results. Please have the imaging facility send your imaging studies to our office. Lastly, it’s best to arrange for someone else to drive you to our clinic, and to bring sunglasses. Dr. Bixenman will likely need to dilate your pupils, which will make you more sensitive to sunlight.

Dr. Wayne Bixenman is an exceptionally well-qualified clinician. As a board-certified neuro-ophthalmologist, he treats patients with rare and complex eye disorders that other ophthalmologists can’t. Because Dr. Bixenman’s neuro-ophthalmology patients often have complex issues, he tends to spend far more time with them. Expect to undergo comprehensive diagnostics before Dr. Bixenman develops a treatment plan for you. Your initial appointment may take several hours. You can expect the following:
You may need to have additional diagnostic testing. Dr. Bixenman will explain all of the diagnostic tests you’ll need, discuss your diagnosis at length with you, and discuss your treatment options. Thorough patient education is one of the cornerstones of our mission here at Arizona Eye Consultants.
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Schedule an Appointment With Our Ophthalmologists Today

Arizona Eye Consultants welcomes patients of all ages and with all sorts of eye health concerns, including rare and complex vision disorders. Please call today to request an appointment with Dr. Bixenman in Tucson. If you’re having issues coordinating referrals or insurance approvals, please let us know. We work with a vast range of insurance plans, and we’ll be happy to help you facilitate the process.
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