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Dr. Suzanne Kay Freitag MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
243 Charles Street; 10TH Floor
Boston, MA
(617) 573-5529; (617) 573-5504

Dr. Suzanne Freitag specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. Her clinical interests include bell's palsy, juvederm, and ptosis. Dr. Freitag honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. She has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Freitag offers interpreting services for her patients. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Freitag is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bell's Palsy, Cosmetic eyelid and facial procedures, Orbital and preseptal cellulitis, Ptosis, ... (Read more)

Mr. Thomas R Hedges III MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
750 Washington Street; #450
Boston, MA
(617) 636-5488

Dr. Thomas Hedges is a physician who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Hedges (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Hedges is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Patients gave Dr. Hedges an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hedges accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: "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. Dr. Hedges's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neuro-ophthalmology

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
(617) 573-3412

Dr. Joseph Rizzo practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and neuro-ophthalmology in Boston, MA. He is especially interested in intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). He accepts Most Insurance Plans, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and more. Dr. Rizzo studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Rizzo trained at Tufts Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Special Award, Xth Congress, European Society of Ophthalmology, .. Dr. Rizzo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole. He is affiliated with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Giant cell arteritis, Optic nerve disease, Pseudotumor cerebri, Neuro-ophthalmology

Dr. Linda Rabinowitz Dagi MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
300 Longwood Ave/Fegan 4
Boston, MA
(617) 355-6401; (617) 355-6668

Dr. Linda Dagi is a pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology specialist. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital. She has a special interest in strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Dagi accepts Aetna, Medicaid, Tufts Health Plan, and more. She has received the following distinctions: A.B. Magna Cum Laude, Biochemistry, Harvard; College .; and Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care .. Dr. Dagi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Dagi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dagi's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ptosis or Eyelid Repair, Ectopia Lentis, Strabismus Misaligned Eyes, Comprehensive Pediatric ... (Read more)

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 pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Strominger is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Child Health Plus, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Strominger's 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors and American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. Dr. Strominger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Dr. Strominger is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Lahey Clinic and Tufts Medical Center. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Athappilly is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Athappilly attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. Dr. Athappilly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Malayalam.

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Clinical interests: Neuro-ophthalmology

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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's area of specialization is neuro-ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Cestari average 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus. Dr. Cestari is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cestari accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Neuro-ophthalmology, Strabismus (adult)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
85 E Concord Street; Floor 8
Boston, MA
(508) 823-7473; (617) 638-8350

Dr. John Gittinger works as a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Gittinger is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Gittinger is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid. He has received professional recognition including the following: Listed in Woodward/White Best Doctors in America.. He is accepting 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 practices pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. Dr. Heidary's areas of expertise include the following: strabismus, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. 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. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Heidary welcomes 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 Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
45 Francis Street
Boston, MA
(617) 732-7432; (617) 732-7491

Dr. Don Bienfang's area of specialization is neuro-ophthalmology. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bienfang has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Best Doctors in Boston.; and Best Ophthalmologists in America.. Dr. Bienfang (or staff) is conversant in German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Bienfang is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neuro-Ophthalmology and Comprehensive Ophth

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

Dr. Clifford Michaelson specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Michaelson studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Michaelson speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Holy Family Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
243 Charles Street; 9th floor Neuro - Ophthalmology
Boston, MA
(617) 573-4169; (617) 573-3319

Dr. Rebecca Stacy's specialties are ophthalmic pathology and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Stacy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Ophthalmic Pathology and Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
330 Brookline Avenue; CC5
Boston, MA
(617) 667-3391

Dr. Nurhan Torun is a physician who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Torun is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Torun accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, CIGNA, Aetna, and more. Dr. Torun graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Torun's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Hacettepe University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Torun has received the following distinctions: First in Class (Gold Medal) on Graduation from Medical School, Hacettepe University; Superior Success Prize, Hacettepe University Medical School; and Scientific Encouragement Prize, Hacettepe University Medical School. Dr. Torun's professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Torun's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Neuro-Ophthalmology and Comprehensive Ophth

Dr. Michael Kangwhi Yoon MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
243 Charles Street; 10 Floor Oculoplastics
Boston, MA
(617) 667-3391; (617) 573-5548

Dr. Michael Yoon is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. He works in Boston, MA and Dedham, MA. He accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and more. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Dr. Yoon speaks Spanish. Dr. Yoon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Massachusetts General Hospital, and VA Boston Healthcare System. 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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and neuro-ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pless's office for an appointment. Dr. Pless graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His distinctions include: Robert Woodruff Scholarship 85-90; International Health Scholarship; and Short Term Enrichment Award. Dr. Pless (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and German.

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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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