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Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
9500 Euclid Avenue; I 32
Cleveland, OH
(216) 514-1864; (216) 445-2530

Dr. Lisa Lystad's area of specialization is neuro-ophthalmology. In her practice, Dr. Lystad focuses on hemifacial spasm, diplopia (double vision), and strabismus. Dr. Lystad is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Lystad attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Lystad is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, Adult Strabismus, Double Vision, Giant Cell ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code i20
Cleveland, OH
(216) 444-2855; (216) 444-2020

Dr. Gregory Kosmorsky is a specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. He works in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. His clinical interests include strabismus, cataract surgery with lens replacement, and surgical procedures. He takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Kosmorsky performed his residency at Cole Eye Institute and Temple University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Cleveland Magazine and Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery, Strabismus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yael Dinar- Dinar-Kushnir MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
6129 Saint Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH
(440) 255-1115; (216) 541-3937

Dr. Yael Kushnir is a physician who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Kushnir is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center. She is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Medical Mutual, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, and Edith Wolfson Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Atif Ben (B D) Collins MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
10701 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
(216) 791-3800; (216) 844-3601

Dr. Atif Collins works as an eye plastic surgeon and neuro-ophthalmology specialist in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Westlake, OH. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Cleveland VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of UH Case Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Collins is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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.