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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's specialties are pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. He practices in Boston, MA. Dr. Strominger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Strominger trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Strominger's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Child Health Plus, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors and American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. He is open to 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 specializes in neuro-ophthalmology and practices in Boston, MA and Burlington, MA. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. 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. Dr. Athappilly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Malayalam. Her professional affiliations include Lahey Clinic and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Athappilly has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Heidary's areas of expertise include strabismus, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid. 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 distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Farley Fellowship Award; and Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award. Dr. Heidary is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She 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 Neuro-Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street; Mass Eye & Ear Dept Neuro - Ophthalmology
Boston, MA
(617) 573-3412

Dr. Dean Cestari's specialty is neuro-ophthalmology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. Dr. Cestari is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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.

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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 works as a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. Dr. Michaelson attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Michaelson takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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