The UNC Neuro-Ophthalmology Service provides evaluation and treatment of patients presenting with eye misalignments/strabismus, double vision, Graves’ disease/thyroid eye disease and other orbital diseases, and facial dystonias (blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm). This service is also actively involved in research studies aimed at identifying patients with Graves’ disease who may have a higher risk of future development of severe eye problems and who may therefore benefit from earlier treatment aimed at prevention of such complications.
The Department’s Neuro-Ophthalmology Division Director, Maja Kostic, MD, PhD, specializes in treating conditions causing double vision and abnormal facial movements such as blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm. Dr. Kostic has completed training in neuro-ophthalmology. Adults are primarily evaluated, although occasionally children with the above problems are seen. The Neuro-ophthalmology Service works closely with other specialty areas at UNC School of Medicine.