Cranial Nerve Palsies, Double Vision, Intracranial Hypertension, Multiple Sclerosis, Ophthalmology, Optic Nerve Disease, Orbital Tumors, Pseudotumor Cerebri, Skull Base Tumors, Strabismus, Thyroid Eye Disease, Venous Sinus Stenosis
Effects of diplopia on quality of life; Traumatic brain injury; Optic Nerve Regeneration
Prem S. Subramanian, M.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor of ophthalmology, neurology and neurosurgery at the Wilmer Eye Institute, chief of the neuro-ophthalmology division and director of the Thyroid Eye Disease Center at Wilmer's Bethesda office. He specializes in neuro-ophthalmology, with special interest in the treatment of thyroid eye disease, disorders that cause double vision in adults and orbital and skull base tumors. His clinical practice includes patients with all types of disorders of the optic nerve and orbit. Dr. Subramanian is the principal investigator in clinical trials on treatments for thyroid eye disease and idiopathic intracranial hypertension and is conducting research on how to treat vision problems in patients with traumatic brain injury. He performs surgery for tumors of the orbit, thyroid exophthalmos, and strabismus.
Dr. Subramanian received his M.D. and Ph.D. (in molecular and human genetics) degrees from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed an internship and ophthalmology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and then completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Subramanian served as director of neuro-ophthalmology at Walter Reed for four years before joining the Wilmer faculty in 2007.