Norman J. Schatz, MD, American Board of Neurology
4302 Alton Road, Ste 845
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Miami Beach , Florida 33140
305 532- 2885 / FAX 305 532- 2806
Neuro-Ophthalmology deals with both acquired and congenital conditions of the optic nerves, brain, blood vessels and cranial nerves that result in visual loss, double vision, facial pain syndromes, migraine and other headaches, defects of higher cortical function (including visual dementias), visual field defects, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors and vascular diseases.
These conditions are beyond the expertise of general ophthalmologists, who are not well trained in neurologic diagnosis and diseases, and, indeed, these disorders present diagnostic dilemmas to many neurologists, who are not qualified to adequately perform the specialized neuro-ophthalmologic examination techniques.
As a result of such inexperience, superfluous tests and procedures (often at great expense), are commonly ordered by generalists in both fields, to the distress and inconvenience of patient and health provider alike.
Logically, if the patient is evaluated by a Neuro-ophthalmologist sooner rather than later, precious time and resources are preserved, and accurate diagnosis and therapy is forthcoming in a timely manner.
Indeed, Neuro-Ophthalmology is best viewed as a specialized discipline complementary to Ophthalmology, Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Endocrinology and many other medical specialties.
Dr. Norman Schatz is formally trained in Neurology and in Ophthalmology. Drs. Schatz:
As Professor of Neuro-Ophthalmology at prestigious academic centers (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and previously the Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia), his experience in this specialized medical field is now in excess of 40 years
Dr. Schatz has written more than 140 journal articles and lectured in North and South America , Europe , Australia and Asia . He serves on the editorial staff of several scientific journals. A graduate of Hahnemann Medical College , he served his internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center and his residency at Jefferson Medical Center in Philadelphia . He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.*
* Available upon request are complete individual curricula vitae that comprise more than 40 pages each.
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