We found 8 neuro-ophthalmology specialists near Boston, MA.

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Dr. Gena Heidary, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology
300 Longwood Avenue # Fegan4; Department of Ophthalmology Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Gena Heidary works as a pediatric ophthalmologist and neuro-ophthalmology specialist. In Dr. Heidary's practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus, neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), and cataract surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid insurance. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Heidary trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Heidary include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Farley Fellowship Award; and Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Neurofibromatosis Type 1, Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Dean M Cestari, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street; Mass Eye & Ear Dept Neuro - Ophthalmology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Dean Cestari practices neuro-ophthalmology in Boston, MA. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cestari has a special interest in strabismus and intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cestari is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intracranial Hypertension, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Other, Neuro-Ophthalmology
750 Washington Street; #450
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Hedges is a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hedges honors Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Hedges has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Heed Foundation Fellow Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Honor Award Am Acad Ophth Other Specialty: Neuro-Ophthalmology. In addition to English, Dr. Hedges (or staff) speaks Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Geetha K Athappilly, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
800 Washington Street; #450
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Geetha Athappilly specializes in neuro-ophthalmology and practices in Concord, MA, Boston, MA, and Burlington, MA. Dr. Athappilly's professional affiliations include Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Emerson Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has an open panel. She attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Athappilly speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Optic Neuritis, Diplopia, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology
800 Washinton Street; #450
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mitchell Strominger works as a pediatric ophthalmologist and neuro-ophthalmology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Strominger attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Strominger include: Boston Super Doctors and American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. In addition to English, Dr. Strominger (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Peter C Weber, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology
830 Harrison Avenue; Moakley Building, Suite 1400
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Weber's specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and neuro-ophthalmology. He has a special interest in hearing loss and vertigo. Dr. Weber honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Weber's medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Boston Medical Center (BMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Tinnitus, Dizziness, Facial Problems, Acoustic Neuroma, Hearing Loss, Cochlear ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
75 Riverside Avenue; Suite 3
Medford, MA
 

Dr. Clifford Michaelson's area of specialization is neuro-ophthalmology. Patients rated Dr. Michaelson highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Michaelson graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Crandall Evan Peeler, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Crandall Peeler is a physician who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Peeler is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He attended Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Dr. Peeler has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

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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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