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

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

Dr. Mitchell Strominger practices pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Strominger is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Strominger studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Strominger completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. Dr. Strominger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. He has an open panel.

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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 is a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. She is affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Tufts Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Athappilly has an open panel. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for her residency.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Heidary's clinical interests encompass strabismus, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Heidary attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Heidary include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Farley Fellowship Award; and Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award. Dr. Heidary is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Dean Cestari practices neuro-ophthalmology. He has a special interest in strabismus. Dr. Cestari is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Cestari is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Clifford Michaelson is a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Michaelson is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Michaelson's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Misha Pless' specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and neuro-ophthalmology. He practices in Boston, MA. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Pless attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pless has an open panel.

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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.