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Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
9500 Euclid Avenue; I 32
Cleveland, OH
(216) 514-1864; (216) 445-3900

Dr. Lisa Lystad specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Lystad's clinical interests include hemifacial spasm, diplopia (double vision), and strabismus. She accepts Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Lystad's training includes a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

Dr. Yael Dinar- Dinar-Kushnir MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
6129 Saint Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH
(440) 255-1115; (440) 461-2421

Dr. Yael Kushnir works as a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. Dr. Kushnir is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, Medical Mutual, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, and Edith Wolfson Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center.

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James Harold Bates MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
11100 Euclid Avenue; Department of Ophthalmology
Cleveland, OH

Dr. James Bates' area of specialization is neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Bates graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Summa Akron City Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bates include medical education. He takes Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Bates's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Summa Health System.

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Clinical interests: Medical Education

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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 neuro-ophthalmology specialist. Dr. Kosmorsky has a special interest in strabismus, cataract surgery with lens replacement, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Cole Eye Institute and Temple University Hospital. Dr. Kosmorsky has received the following distinctions: Cleveland Magazine and Best Doctors.

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

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Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
10701 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
(216) 791-3800; (216) 844-3601

Dr. Atif Collins practices ophthalmic plastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology in Cleveland, OH. He is affiliated with Cleveland VA Medical Center. Dr. Collins studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. 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.