Neuro-Ophthalmology and Neurovestibular Disease

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Track: Traditional Special Interest Group
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Neuro-ophthalmic and neuro-otologic diseases are a common cause of neurologic symptoms and reason for referral to neurologists. However, many of these diseases are poorly understood, with limited exposure during neurology training, and teachings from as little as five years ago are outdated as our understanding of them has changed dramatically thanks to active cutting-edge research. In this Special Interest Group session, leaders in the fields of neuro-ophthalmology and neuro-otology will present exciting research on important and emerging topics covering the full spectrum of the afferent and efferent visual and balance systems. The audience will learn about the pathophysiology of eye movement abnormalities in cerebellar disease and their potential value as disease biomarkers, mechanisms and functional imaging correlates of chronic dizziness and vertigo, and future of optic nerve regeneration and targeting therapies. These will add to the listener’s clinical armamentarium when evaluating patients and facilitate a deeper appreciation of future research advances.

Chair: Daniel R. Gold, DO

Co-Chair: Ali G. Hamedani, MD, MHS


  • Describe the pathophysiology of abnormal eye movement in cerebellar disease.
  • Understand pharmacotherapy and its mechanistic underpinning for the treatment of eye movement disorders in cerebellar disease
  • Apply eye movements as a potential biomarker of cerebellar disorders.
  • To describe the diagnostic criteria for MdDS and contrast it with other neurotological disorders
  • Explain how non-motion triggered POV is different from MdDS
  • Describe the yield of diagnostic testing in chronic dizziness.
  • Explain the overall approach to managing POV and MdDS 
  • Describe the current state of knowledge and challenges in optic nerve regeneration research.

Cerebellar Control of Eye Movements


Mal de Débarquement Syndrome


Electric Fields Direct Full Length Optic Nerve Regeneration and Partial Restoration of Visual Function


Rapid Picture and Number Naming App for Concussion Assessment in a Division 1 Football Cohort

Poster Presenter: Scott Grossman, MD, New York University Grossman School of Medicine

MBCT-Vision Improves Visual Snow Syndrome and Changes Resting-State Connectivity in the Visual Network on Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Poster Presenter: Sui Wong, MD, FRCP, Moorfields Private Eye Hospital