Wernicke’s Encephalopathy

Wernicke’s Encephalopathy, also known as Wernicke’s disease is a diffusement disease of the brain that alters brain function or structure.

Classically, Wernicke's encephalopathy is characterised by the triad ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and confusion.  Ophthalmoplegia includes impaired vision of normal eye movements, including nystagmus, or tremors and amblyopia.

 Prevalence of Wernicke’s Encephalopathy
Wernicke's encephalopathy may be present in the general population with a prevalence of around 2%, and is often considered an underdiagnosed disorder.

Treatment of Wernicke’s Encephalopathy

Our office has had good success with improving the functional nature of vision and performance of patients with Wernicke’s Encephalopathy.


For more information on our methods of treating visual impairments in these cases please refer here.

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