Neuro-ophthalmology Work Group

Prof. Dr. Tülay Kansu

After establishment of the Institute of Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry in 1986, the Neuro-ophthalmology training program was instituted in 1986. Between 1986 and 2002, two ophthalmologists and one neurologist completed this program. In addition between 1986 and 2004, 21 ophthalmologists and four neurologists completed the guest student program of one half day per week for four semesters (two years) and maintained neuro-ophthalmology studies at their institutions. The guest student program is conducted for one half day per week, with patient examination, discussion of findings and review of various subjects through lectures, articles and seminars. In evaluating the patients, close collaborations are made with the Clinical Electrophysiology, Ophthalmology, Medical Biology and Radiology departments. A fellowship program in neuro-ophthalmology was started in 2003. The aim of the program is to train consultants with experience in diseases related to the brain and eye. A prerequisite for application is being a specialist in either Neurology or Ophthalmology. The program requires two years attendance and at least 30 credits.