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Mitchell Brent Strominger MD
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 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strominger accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Child Health Plus, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors and American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. Dr. Strominger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Dr. Strominger 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 is a neuro-ophthalmology specialist in Boston, MA and Burlington, MA. Dr. Athappilly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Malayalam. She is professionally affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Athappilly attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Athappilly's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 areas of specialization are pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology; she sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of strabismus, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Heidary honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid insurance. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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. She is professionally affiliated with 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 specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cestari include strabismus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid. Dr. Cestari attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Cestari's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 neuro-ophthalmology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Michaelson average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Michaelson is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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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