Thursday, December 08, 2016

Raleigh Neurology Neuro-Ophthalmology Services

Dr. Syndee J. Givre, M.D., Ph.D., specializes in the practice of Neuro-ophthalmology.

A native of New York, Dr. Givre graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook as valedictorian. She earned both an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She trained in Ophthalmology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and completed a fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Givre is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Givre specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the nerves of the eye, eye socket and brain that affect vision and eye movements and pupil size. She sees patients with optic nerve disorders such as optic neuritis, optic nerve stroke, swollen optic nerves, papilledema and other abnormal appearing optic nerves. She evaluates patients with unexplained visual loss, transient vision loss and vision loss due to optic nerve, brain and neurologic problems such as multiple sclerosis and tumors. She also sees patients with unequally sized pupils and double vision, for example from cranial nerve palsies, stroke, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, thyroid eye disease and myasthenia gravis.

Dr. Givre evaluates patients with the following problems:
  • Ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Tumors of the optic nerve (gliomas and meningiomas)
  • Tumors compressing the optic nerve and visual pathways (pituitary adenoma, meningiomas, etc.)
  • Papilledema, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, pseudotumor cerebri
  • Optic neuritis, demyelination of the optic nerve related to multiple sclerosis
  • Optic nerve inflammation (sarcoidosis, systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Toxic optic neuropathy
  • Metabolic optic neuropathy
  • Hereditary optic neuropathy (Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, dominant
  • optic atrophy)
  • Giant cell or temporal arteritis
  • Unexplained vision loss
  • Transient vision loss (amaurosis fugax, transient ischemic attacks)
  • Vision loss due to brain lesions affecting the visual pathways (strokes, tumors, infections, inflammation)
  • Double vision
  • Abnormal eye movements (nystagmus)
  • Abnormal pupils (unequal pupils, Horner Syndrome, Adie Pupil)
  • Graves' Disease/thyroid-related eye disease
  • Ocular myasthenia gravis

Raleigh Neurology Neuro-ophthalmology Department

1520 Sunday Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607-6000
Phone: 919-325-4260
Fax: is 919-325-4680 

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