This group was set up in 2005 by Dr Gordon Plant to meet the need for a national organisation committed to research and continuing professional development in Neuro-Ophthalmology. It was known as the UK Neuro-Ophthalmology Special Interest Group (UKNOSIG) until 2019 when it transition to the UK Neuro-Ophthalmology Society with a formal constitution and membership structure.
Neuro-Ophthalmology is a subspecialty concerned with symptoms and syndromes that may present to either Neurology or Ophthalmology but requires the skills and expertise of each to best understand and manage them.
Neuro-Ophthalmologists are interested in problems with the pupil, to the retinal ganglion cell layer, the extraocular muscles, through the optic nerve, optic chiasm and the cranial nerves, the brain stem and visual cortexas well as problems with cerebrospinal fluid pressures including idiopathic intracranial hypertension and more holistic issues including functional visual loss.
Dr Plant is a Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, St Thomas’ Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He is a fellow of both the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Ophthalmologists and has particular clinical and research interest in neurological disorders that affect vision
This group was formed to bring together Neurologists and Ophthalmolgists working at the intersection of those two disciplines to facilitate research and education in this area, to improve clinical care and to share respective expertise and stories
What We've Achieved
Medical Ophthalmology training
Breakfast and whole day meetings
"Meet The Expert" sessions
International meetings with twinned neuro-ophthalmology organisations around Europe