Follow-Up Eye Stroke Care
Assessing Stroke Risk and Coronary Artery Disease Risk
An eye stroke can increase your risk of brain stroke, and vice versa. A vascular neurologist -- a neurologist who specializes in stroke care -- will evaluate your risk factors for a future stroke. Your doctor will consider your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, weight, diet, exercise habits, whether you have diabetes or arrhythmias, and your personal and family history, among other factors.
A vascular neurologist or cardiologist may also recommend that you undergo an ultrasound or other imaging to determine whether you have or are at risk for carotid artery disease or heart disease.
Optometrists, ophthalmologists, or retinal specialists can treat or help prevent complications like retinal disease that can affect your eyes and vision after an eye stroke.
Low Vision Rehabilitation
If you experience permanent vision loss, our low vision rehabilitation specialists help you adjust to your condition. We recommend equipment and devices to make daily life easier. Our dedicated social worker will educate you and your loved ones to minimize the emotional impact of vision loss.