A local neurologist is a physician who has been specially educated and trained in treating patients with disorders of the brain (plus the spinal cord and its nerves). Depending on the type of eye condition you have, you may work with a local neurologist, who specializes in vision problems related to the nervous system. Local neurologists treat patients with a wide variety of conditions, including stroke, headache disorders, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal injuries and concussions. Many patients with eye conditions such as glaucoma or macular degeneration, or those who are recovering from an eye surgery such as pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), LASIK laser eye surgery or cataract surgery, will work with a local ophthalmologist and/or optometrist. Your local vision health professional can support you as you measure your prescription or recover from an eye surgery such as laser refractive surgery. If you work with a local neurologist, they can also work with your health care team to help create a comprehensive treatment plan for your condition or injury. If you’d like more information about the role a local neurologist can play in your health, including your eye health, talk to your local family physician, ophthalmologist or optometrist.