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We found 7 neuro-ophthalmology specialists near Boston, MA.

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

Dr. Mitchell Strominger's areas of specialization are pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Strominger's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Strominger is a graduate of 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. 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.

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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 in Boston, MA and Burlington, MA. Dr. Athappilly is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for her residency. Dr. Athappilly is affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Tufts Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. She works in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of strabismus, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Heidary performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Heidary has received 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 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 sees patients in Boston, MA. His medical specialty is neuro-ophthalmology. 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. Dr. Cestari has a special interest in strabismus. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Cestari is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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, who practices in Medford, MA and Winchester, MA, is a medical specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital. Dr. Michaelson attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Michaelson completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michaelson takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Misha Pless is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Pless graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pless completed a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid. His distinctions include: Robert Woodruff Scholarship 85-90; International Health Scholarship; and Short Term Enrichment Award. Dr. Pless (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and German. Dr. Pless is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neuro-Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Macintosh is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Macintosh attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Intracranial Hypertension, Tumor, Ptosis, Eyelid Problems, Diplopia, Reconstructive Surgery

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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.