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

Dr. Lisa Lystad's area of specialization is neuro-ophthalmology. These areas are among her clinical interests: hemifacial spasm, diplopia (double vision), and strabismus. Dr. Lystad honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Lystad is affiliated with 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 specializes in neuro-ophthalmology and practices in Mentor, OH, Mayfield Village, OH, and Cleveland, OH. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center. She graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kushnir's residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, and Edith Wolfson Medical Center. Coresource, Anthem, and Medical Mutual are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kushnir accepts.

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

Dr. James Bates works as a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. His clinical interests encompass medical education. Dr. Bates honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital, Dr. Bates attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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 practices neuro-ophthalmology in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Dr. Kosmorsky graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Cole Eye Institute and Temple University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: strabismus, cataract surgery with lens replacement, and cataracts. Dr. Kosmorsky is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Cleveland Magazine and Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

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 is an ophthalmic plastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology specialist in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Westlake, OH. Dr. Collins is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UH Case Medical Center. He is affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Cleveland VA Medical Center.

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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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