Biography & Education

  • Ophthalmology
Education Background
Medical School: University of California, Irvine
Residency: University of Washington
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School
  • English

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Neuro-ophthalmic Consultants Northwest
1229 Madison
Suite 615
Seattle 98104
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Drug treatment and weight loss restores vision in a blinding disorder linked to obesity

June 06, 2014
As many as 100,000 Americans suffer from a disorder called pseudotumor cerebri or idiopathic intracranial hypertension that can cause permanent blindness and chronic headaches. The disease primarily strikes obese women of reproductive age with symptoms of daily headaches, visual symptoms including transient blurring or blindness, double vision, and pulsating noises in one’s head. Up to 5-10% of these patients may have permanent visual loss due to optic nerve damage.   A recent national trial funded by the National Institute of Health’s National Eye Institute has shown that a common water pill, acetazolamide, combined with a moderate but comprehensive dietary and lifestyle modification plan can restore and preserve vision in women with this disease. I was one of the local investigators for this trial along with Dr. Eugene May.   The s...


Clinical Interests
  • Botox Treatment
  • Double Vision
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis Clinics at SNI
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuro Ophthalmology
  • Neuro Ophthalmology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology Specialists
  • Optic Nerve Disorders
  • The Pituitary Specialists at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute