– Taking a Closer Look at Parkinson’s Disease –

Parkinson’s disease is often associated with tremors, speech, or movement issues. Neurologists taking a closer look, however, will find many patients suffering silently with eye problems or visual disturbances.

Studies show Parkinson’s disease patients often underreport ophthalmologic symptoms.  Visual issues are worth noting because Parkinson’s disease patients experiencing movement or mobility issues, particularly, need good vision to maintain safety during daily activities.

In short, vision issues in Parkinson’s disease may include dry eyes or difficulty perceiving color, but more serious eye problems also occur.  Blurry vision, flashes of light, eyelid complications, uncontrolled eye movement, and hallucinations can pose risks leading to behavioral issues and a decline in quality of life.

Focused At-Home Care for Visual Disturbances and Eye Issues

Generally, eye irritation or symptoms related to visual disturbances may be due to the loss of retinal cells in the eye, the effects of the neurodegenerative disease process, or the resulting side effects of Parkinson’s medications. According to Florida Neurologist Dr. Deborah Boland, top solutions for better outcomes include early identification, focused at-home care, and a wholistic approach to treatment.

As Founder of Be Mobile Neurology, Dr. Boland is a Movement Disorder Specialist with specific training in Parkinson’s disease.  She leads patient-focused treatment teams of healthcare professionals, including ophthalmologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nutritionists, and other experts to help slow or prevent the worsening of Parkinson’s issues and symptoms.

Choosing the Best Neurologists and Telemedicine Services

For Parkinson’s patients experiencing visual disturbances, benefits and safety advantages may be achieved by choosing the best neurologists and telemedicine services for care in a comfortable home setting.  Dr. Boland, for example, travels to provide in-home neurological visits around Tampa Bay, Bradenton, Sarasota, Sebring, plus surrounding rural and metro areas.

Additionally, Dr. Boland offers easy-to-schedule telemedicine services by phone or by video for virtual exams, neurological evaluations, treatments, and medication management for patients beyond Florida.

For other helpful information, Dr. Boland recommends resources from nonprofit organizations, like Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance and Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, which can help Parkinson’s patients and caregivers stay informed and connected.

Contact Be Mobile Neurology at (813) 981-4403 for more details about treatments for Parkinson’s Disease. Be sure to ask about our Direct Pay Care program for affordable options in telehealth services.