Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology | NYU Langone Health

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Department of Neurology Divisions & Centers Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology

Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology

NYU Langone Health’s Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology bridges the fields of neurology and ophthalmology. Our division is dedicated to diagnosing and managing neurological disorders that affect vision and eye movements. Through the Neuro-Ophthalmology Program, we support education in and research on the causes and treatments of visual dysfunction and eye movement disorders related to neurological and neurosurgical disease.

Our five full-time faculty members are fellowship trained in neuro-ophthalmology. The division is one of the largest, most comprehensive programs in the United States and is led by physicians with national and international reputations for clinical care, education, and research.

A major goal of our program is to train clinicians, physician–scientists, and future leaders in the field through our Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship and residency education. Several of our fellows and other trainees have won national awards for presentations at North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and American Academy of Neurology conferences.

Dedicated Space for Neuro-Ophthalmology Evaluation and Treatment

The Department of Neurology occupies 10,000 square feet at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 41st Street. Our designated neuro-ophthalmology clinical space is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including ophthalmologic examination rooms, optical coherence tomography, ocular photography, automated visual field testing, and quantitative eye movement video recording. Our location also includes space for vision research, faculty offices, and a fellows’ room for academic work.

Vision and eye movement disorders are common features of many neurological conditions, for example multiple sclerosis (MS) and movement disorders. Treating patients with MS and movement disorders helps us better understand and treat neuro-ophthalmologic disease. We are fully integrated in clinical care, education, and research with both the Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center, which is one of the largest in the United States and serves thousands of patients annually.

Physicians in the Departments of Neurology and Ophthalmology are credentialed at all NYU Langone facilities. We provide patient consultation services at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.

Our Team

Janet C. Rucker, MD
Director, Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology and Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Program
The Bernard A. and Charlotte Marden Professor of Neurology
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Laura J. Balcer, MD, MSCE
Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Neurology
Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology and Population Health

Steven L. Galetta, MD
Chair and The Philip K. Moskowitz, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Cinthi Pillai, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology and Ophthalmology

Floyd A. Warren, MD
Clinical Professor, Departments Neurology and Ophthalmology

Contact Us

To learn more about the Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology, contact Dr. Rucker, division director, at janet.rucker@nyulangone.org.