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Dr. Suzanne Kay Freitag MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Neuro-Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street; 10TH Floor
Boston, MA
(617) 573-5529; (617) 573-5504

Dr. Suzanne Freitag, who practices in Boston, MA and Lawrence, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Freitag's areas of clinical interest consist of bell's palsy, juvederm, and ptosis. Dr. Freitag is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bell's Palsy, Cosmetic eyelid and facial procedures, Orbital and preseptal cellulitis, Ptosis, ... (Read more)

Mr. Thomas R Hedges III MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
750 Washington Street; #450
Boston, MA
(617) 636-5488

Dr. Thomas Hedges' medical specialty is neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Hedges (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Hedges graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hedges is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine; Boston Super Doctors; and "Top Doctor" and in top 1% in the nation in his specialty, U.S. News & World Report. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neuro-ophthalmology

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neuro-Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
(617) 573-3412

Dr. Joseph Rizzo is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and neuro-ophthalmology. He has a special interest in intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Most Insurance Plans, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans. Dr. Rizzo attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Special Award, Xth Congress, European Society of Ophthalmology, .. Dr. Rizzo (or staff) speaks Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Optic nerve disease, Pseudotumor cerebri, Neuro-ophthalmology, Giant Cell Arteritis

Dr. Linda Rabinowitz Dagi MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology
300 Longwood Ave/Fegan 4
Boston, MA
(617) 355-6401

Dr. Linda Dagi's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. In her practice, Dr. Dagi focuses on strabismus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dagi completed her residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: A.B. Magna Cum Laude, Biochemistry, Harvard; College .; and Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care .. Dr. Dagi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chinese (Mandarin), Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Pediatric ophthalmology, Ptosis or Eyelid Repair, Ectopia Lentis, Strabismus Misaligned ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mitchell Strominger's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Child Health Plus, and Aetna. Dr. Strominger is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Strominger's residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors and American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. Dr. Strominger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. He has an open panel.

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Geetha Kuriakose Athappilly MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
800 Washington Street; #450
Boston, MA
(617) 636-5488

Dr. Geetha Athappilly works as a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. Dr. Athappilly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Malayalam. She is professionally affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Tufts Medical Center. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, Dr. Athappilly completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Athappilly accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Neuro-ophthalmology

Dr. Michael Kangwhi Yoon MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Neuro-Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
(617) 667-3391; (617) 573-5548

Dr. Michael Yoon is an ophthalmic plastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology specialist in Boston, MA, Dedham, MA, and Jamaica Plain, MA. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yoon takes. He graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Yoon trained at Tufts Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Yoon speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Massachusetts General Hospital, and VA Boston Healthcare System. He is open to new patients.

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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, Cambridge, MA, and Waltham, MA. Dr. Heidary has a special interest in strabismus. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Heidary has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Farley Fellowship Award; and Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's at Waltham, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Heidary welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Pediatric ophthalmology, Neuro, Adult Strabismus Misaligned Eyes, Pediatric Intraocular ... (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 works as a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. Patients rated Dr. Cestari highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cestari include strabismus. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cestari is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neuro-ophthalmology, Strabismus (adult), Strabismus

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Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
85 E Concord Street; Floor 8
Boston, MA
(508) 823-7473; (617) 638-8350

Dr. John Gittinger is a specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. He works in Taunton, MA, Boston, MA, and Natick, MA. Dr. Gittinger attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Gittinger has received the distinction of Listed in Woodward/White Best Doctors in America.. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Gittinger has an open panel.

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Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
45 Francis Street
Boston, MA
(617) 732-7432; (617) 732-7491

Dr. Don Bienfang's specialty is neuro-ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Bienfang accepts the following insurance: Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Bienfang attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Best Doctors in Boston.; and Best Ophthalmologists in America.. Dr. Bienfang (or staff) speaks German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmic Pathology, Neuro-Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street floor9 neuro - op
Boston, MA
(617) 573-4169; (617) 573-3319

Dr. Rebecca Stacy is a specialist in ophthalmic pathology and neuro-ophthalmology. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan. Dr. Stacy is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
(617) 667-3391

Dr. Nurhan Torun's specialty is neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Torun honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, CIGNA, and Aetna. Dr. Torun attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Torun's residency at a hospital affiliated with Hacettepe University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Torun has received distinctions including First in Class (Gold Medal) on Graduation from Medical School, Hacettepe University; Superior Success Prize, Hacettepe University Medical School; and Scientific Encouragement Prize, Hacettepe University Medical School. Dr. Torun's professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Torun's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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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 neuro-ophthalmology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michaelson is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Michaelson's training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, and Steward Health Care System. He has an open panel.

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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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