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

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

Dr. Mitchell Strominger specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Strominger is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strominger accepts. Dr. Strominger graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Strominger has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors and American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. In addition to English, Dr. Strominger (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. 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 practices neuro-ophthalmology in Boston, MA and Burlington, MA. Her professional affiliations include Lahey Clinic and Tufts Medical Center. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Athappilly's practice is open to new patients. She attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Athappilly (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Malayalam.

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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 specialties are pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. She practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. In Dr. Heidary's practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Heidary include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Farley Fellowship Award; and Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cestari include strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to 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 is a medical specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Michaelson trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michaelson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital. Dr. Michaelson is accepting 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 physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and neuro-ophthalmology. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Pless completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 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. He is open to 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.