The neuro-ophthalmology service takes care of patients with loss of vision, double vision, eye movement abnormalities, orbital syndromes, and ophthalmologic problems related but not limited to cerebrovascular diseases, tumor, head trauma, neurodegenerative diseases, infection, and inflammation.  In addition to comprehensive clinical assessment of visual acuity, pupil, anterior and posterior segment, eye movement, and eye alignment, we provide state-of-the-art clinical testing of the afferent and efferent functions. 

As the leaders of the Stanford Center for Vision and Prevention of Blindness, a key initiative of the Stanford Neuroscience Community, we also carry out clinical and basic science research to promote better understanding of the mechanism and treatment of neuro-ophthalmic diseases in order to synergize the advancements between the bench and the bedside.  We attract sponsored clinical and basic science research and enhance public awareness and education of neuro-ophthalmologic diseases.

Associated Faculty

Y. Joyce Liao, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Medical School and Graduate School:  University of California, San Francisco, CA
Internship: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Residency: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Talmadge Cooper, M.D.
Medical School: George Washington University, Washington, DC
Internship: USPHS Hospital, Seattle, WA
Residency: George Washington University, Washington, DC


Stanford Department of Ophthalmology
North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library
Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology


For Appointments

Byers Eye Institute at Stanford
2452 Watson Court
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650.723.6995
Fax: 650.723.6619

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