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Neuro-Ophthalmology

The Neuro-Ophthalmology Unit of the Wilmer Eye Institute specializes in patients with blurred vision caused by optic disorders, double vision caused by strokes and brain tumors, defects in the visual fields, and involuntary spasms of the face and eyelids. 

A variety of eye disorders are caused by or associated with neurologic diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, strokes and brain tumors. Because this specialty includes the fields of ophthalmology, neurology, neurosurgery and neuroradiology, most neuro-ophthalmologists have received training in all of these areas.

In addition, most neuro-ophthalmologic disorders require the interaction of the neuro-ophthalmologist with other physicians, particularly general neurologists, neurosurgeons and radiologists. Thus, most neuro-ophthalmologists are located in academic medical centers. In this environment, they can not only examine their complex patients, but can also perform basic and clinical research, and teach medical students, residents and different specialists.

Patients referred to our division receive a complete evaluation, including:

  • Testing of visual acuity
  • Color vision testing
  • Evaluation of the eye movements and ocular alignment
  • Visual field testing using kinetic perimetry, static perimetry, or both
  • Evaluation of visual dysfunction after brain injury

Selected patients may also undergo a variety of other diagnostic tests, including echography, CT scanning, and MR imaging. Upon completion of the evaluation, recommendations for further testing, therapy or both are given to the patient and referring physician, and a complete typed report is sent to the referring physician.

For appointments, call 410-955-8679


Chief, Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology

Photo of Dr. Timothy James McCulley, M.D.

McCulley, Timothy James, M.D.

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Vice Chair for Clinical Strategic Planning, Wilmer Eye Institute
Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology Division
Director, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Blepharoplasty, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Double Vision, Graves' Disease, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ocular Plastics, Ophthalmology, Orbital Tumors, Skin Cancer
 

Faculty

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Bosley, Thomas McCarthy, M.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Neuro-Ophthalmology
Research Interests: optic neuropathy, neurologic causes of visual loss, diplopia, eye movement abnormalities, genetic abnormalities causing neuro-ophthalmologic problems
 
Photo of Dr. Andrew R Carey, M.D.

Carey, Andrew R, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Diabetic Macular Edema, Diabetic Retinopathy, Giant Cell Arteritis, Macular Degeneration, Macular Degeneration (Age-Related), Myasthenia Gravis, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Optic Neuritis, Retinal Vein Occlusion, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt Disease, Vision Impairment
Research Interests: Novel treatments for optic neuropathies, Comparative effectiveness and cost-benefit of intravitreal medications, Long term visual outcomes of choroidal neovascularization, Novel retinal and optic nerve imaging modalities, Medical student and resident education
 
Photo of Dr. Amanda Dean Henderson, M.D.

Henderson, Amanda Dean, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Research Interests: Non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, Visual loss due to optic nerve conditions
 
Photo of Dr. Clarissa Kum, O.D.

Kum, Clarissa, O.D.

Instructor of Ophthalmology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Optometry
 
Photo of Dr. Timothy James McCulley, M.D.

McCulley, Timothy James, M.D.

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Vice Chair for Clinical Strategic Planning, Wilmer Eye Institute
Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology Division
Director, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Blepharoplasty, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Double Vision, Graves' Disease, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ocular Plastics, Ophthalmology, Orbital Tumors, Skin Cancer
 
Photo of Dr. Neil R Miller, M.D.

Miller, Neil R, M.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Neurology
Professor of Neurosurgery
Frank B. Walsh Professor of Neuro-ophthalmology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Orbital Tumors, Thyroid Eye Disease
Research Interests: Orbital tumors, Optic Nerve Disease
 
Photo of Dr. Eric Lowell Singman, M.D., Ph.D.

Singman, Eric Lowell, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, General Eye Service
Director, Vision After Brain Injury Clinic
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Double Vision, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Eye Pain, Headache, Lyme Disease, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Research Interests: telemedicine, eye trauma, tramautic optic neuropathy, neuromyelitis optica
 

Locations

Bel Air
Columbia
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Odenton


Typical Conditions Treated

  • Optic nerve disorders, such as optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, compressive optic neuropathies, Leber optic neuropathy
  • Visual field defects related to stroke, brain tumors or multiple sclerosis
  • Double vision from ocular motor nerve palsies
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Orbital tumors
  • Blepharospasm and other involuntary facial movements
  • Pupillary abnormalities (e.g., anisocoria).

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410-955-5080

 

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