It is found in most ophthalmic departments that it is necessary to retain a close liaison with neurological and neurosurgical departments, and neuro-ophthalmology is now in itself a sub-specialty. Retrobulbar neuritis, for example, is a condition that presents quite commonly to eye casualty departments and usually requires further investigation by a neurologist. Less common but equally important are the pituitary tumours, which, it will be seen, can present in a subtle way to the ophthalmologist and can require urgent medical attention. There are many other, sometimes rare, conditions, which find common ground between the disciplines.

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