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Mitchell Brent Strominger MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology
750 Washington Street; Box 450
Boston, MA
(617) 636-6769

Dr. Mitchell Strominger is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Strominger (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Strominger's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors and American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophth and Neuro-Ophthalmology

Geetha Kuriakose Athappilly MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
800 Washington Street; #450
Boston, MA
(617) 636-5488

Dr. Geetha Athappilly's medical specialty is neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Athappilly's education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Athappilly (or staff) speaks Spanish and Malayalam. She is affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Tufts Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neuro-ophthalmology

Dr. Gena Heidary MD, PhD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology
300 Longwood Avenue # Fegan4; Department of Ophthalmology Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, MA
(617) 355-6401; (617) 523-7900

Dr. Gena Heidary's areas of specialization are pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology; she sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Her clinical interests include strabismus, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Heidary is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. She has received the following distinctions: 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's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Pediatric and Adult Strabismus Misaligned Eyes, Cataract Surgery, Neurofibromatosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street; Mass Eye & Ear Dept Neuro - Ophthalmology
Boston, MA
(617) 573-3412

Dr. Dean Cestari is a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. Dr. Cestari's clinical interests include strabismus. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cestari is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neuro-ophthalmology, Strabismus (adult)

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Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
75 Riverside Avenue; Suite 3
Medford, MA
(781) 756-7273; (781) 569-4248

Dr. Clifford Michaelson practices neuro-ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michaelson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Michaelson speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neuro-Ophthalmology
15 Parkman Street; Suite 835
Boston, MA
(617) 726-5533; (617) 724-5788

Dr. Misha Pless is a neurologist and neuro-ophthalmology specialist. Dr. Pless attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. 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) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pless welcomes 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.
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