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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Strominger attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Strominger has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors and American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. Dr. Strominger (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. His practice 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's specialty is neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Athappilly's professional affiliations include Lahey Clinic and Tufts Medical Center. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Athappilly attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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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 works as a pediatric ophthalmologist and neuro-ophthalmology specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Heidary's areas of expertise consist of strabismus, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid insurance. Her practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Heidary has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Farley Fellowship Award; and Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award.

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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 specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cestari accepts. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cestari 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 specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Michaelson attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Michaelson is affiliated with Winchester Hospital. Dr. Michaelson's 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' areas of specialization are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and neuro-ophthalmology; he sees patients in Boston, MA. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Pless attended Emory University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid. He has received distinctions including Robert Woodruff Scholarship 85-90; International Health Scholarship; and Short Term Enrichment Award. In addition to English, Dr. Pless (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pless's 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.