We found 6 neuro-ophthalmology specialists near Boston, MA.

Dr. Gena Heidary, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology
300 Longwood Avenue # Fegan4; Department of Ophthalmology Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, MA

Dr. Gena Heidary, who practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. These areas are among her clinical interests: strabismus, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Heidary performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Farley Fellowship Award; and Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Heidary is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Mitchell Brent Strominger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology
750 Washington Street; Box 450
Boston, MA

Dr. Mitchell Strominger sees patients in Boston, MA. His medical specialties are pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Strominger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Strominger attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Strominger honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors and American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Geetha Kuriakose Athappilly, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
800 Washington Street; #450
Boston, MA

Dr. Geetha Athappilly, who practices in Boston, MA and Burlington, MA, is a medical specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Athappilly honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Athappilly attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Lahey Clinic and Tufts Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street; Mass Eye & Ear Dept Neuro - Ophthalmology
Boston, MA

Dr. Dean Cestari specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. His clinical interests include strabismus and intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cestari graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cestari trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cestari is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Intracranial Hypertension, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
75 Riverside Avenue; Suite 3
Medford, MA

Dr. Clifford Michaelson works as a neuro-ophthalmology specialist in Medford, MA and Winchester, MA. Dr. Michaelson is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Michaelson is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid. Dr. Michaelson speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Neurology, Neuro-Ophthalmology
15 Parkman Street; Suite 835
Boston, MA

Dr. Misha Pless works as a neurologist and neuro-ophthalmology specialist. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Pless's training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Robert Woodruff Scholarship 85-90; International Health Scholarship; and Short Term Enrichment Award. Dr. Pless (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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What is Neuro-Ophthalmology?

Neuro-ophthalmology is a complex medical specialty that treats vision problems originating in the brain or nerves instead of the eye. Brain injuries, stroke, problems with the optic nerve, and even spasms in the muscles surrounding the eye can all interfere with sight. A neuro-ophthalmologist provides specialized care for the eyes, brain, nerves that support vision, and muscles surrounding the eyes.

Often, a patient is referred to a neuro-ophthalmologist when vision problems can’t be explained by standard eye exams. Even if the eyes are working correctly, there are a surprising number of issues that can cause vision loss. Some of the problems that neuro-ophthalmologists treat include:
  • Optic nerve disorders, including optic neuritis and ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Visual field loss, including blind spots or loss of peripheral vision
  • Unexplained blindness
  • Visual disturbances, ‘seeing spots’ or halos
  • Double vision
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Fixed or uneven pupils
  • Eye issues related to a larger illness, such as thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis, or myasthenia gravis

Neuro-ophthalmologists need to examine the function of the brain and nervous system as well as the eyes in order to care for patients. They may order specialized tests that can provide more information about what’s going on inside the body. It’s common for a visit to begin with an eye exam, but neuro-ophthalmologists often order CT scans or MRIs as well. In addition, they may perform:
  • Neurological exams to check brain function
  • Visual field tests, also known as perimetry, to gauge vision
  • Pupillography to test the reactions of the pupil
  • Critical flicker fusion testing, to check how well the optic nerve transmits information
  • Electroretinography to examine the function of rods and cones in the eye
  • Optical coherence tomography to examine the retina and optic nerve

Sudden problems with your vision can be very frightening. A neuro-ophthalmologist can provide you with information about why your vision has changed, as well as make recommendations for treatment.