We found 7 neuro-ophthalmology specialists near Boston, MA.

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

Dr. Mitchell Strominger is a pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology specialist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Strominger takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Strominger has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors and American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. Dr. Strominger (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus

Dr. Thomas R Hedges III, MD
Specializes in Other, Neuro-Ophthalmology
750 Washington Street; #450
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Hedges is a specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. He works in Boston, MA. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hedges is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hedges include: "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine; "Top Doctor" and in top 1% in the nation in his specialty, U.S. News & World Report; and Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hedges (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Hedges is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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 practices pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid insurance. Dr. Heidary attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Heidary's medical residency was performed 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 professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Heidary is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Dean M Cestari, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street; Mass Eye & Ear Dept Neuro - Ophthalmology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Dean Cestari's specialty is neuro-ophthalmology. He has a special interest in strabismus and intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). Dr. Cestari is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Cestari's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cestari accepts. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intracranial Hypertension, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Geetha Athappilly practices neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Athappilly is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Lahey Clinic and Tufts Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Clifford Michaelson's medical specialty is neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Michaelson's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Michaelson is conversant in Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Crandall Evan Peeler, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Crandall Peeler is a medical specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peeler studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Peeler is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

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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.
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