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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 pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Her areas of expertise consist of strabismus, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Heidary graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid. Dr. Heidary has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Farley Fellowship Award; and Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Mitchell Strominger, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Strominger is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Strominger include: Boston Super Doctors and American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. Dr. Strominger (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus

Dr. Geetha Kuriakose Athappilly, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
800 Washington Street; #450
Boston, MA

Dr. Geetha Athappilly's specialty is neuro-ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Athappilly attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Her professional affiliations include Lahey Clinic and Tufts Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Dean M Cestari, MD
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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus and intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cestari honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Cestari completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Intracranial Hypertension, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
75 Riverside Avenue; Suite 3
Medford, MA

Dr. Clifford Michaelson's area of specialization is neuro-ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Michaelson completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital. Dr. Michaelson's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Misha Pless works as a neurologist and neuro-ophthalmology specialist. Dr. Pless (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Pless attended Emory University School of Medicine. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Robert Woodruff Scholarship 85-90; International Health Scholarship; and Short Term Enrichment Award. Dr. Pless welcomes 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.
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