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Eugene F. May, M.D.


Professional Statement

Neuro-ophthalmology is the field of medicine that bridges neurology and ophthalmology. I see patients whose visual symptoms are or may be due to neurologic problems. Many patients with multiple sclerosis have vision problems, so a big part of my practice is dedicated to helping them understand what is causing their vision problem and what can be done to address it. I also have a special interest in diagnosis and treatment of neurologic vestibular disorders. Patients with neurologic vestibular disorders have vertigo, dizziness and imbalance. They frequently have seen multiple providers before coming to me for an explanation of their symptoms. My goal is to diagnose and treat the condition so people feel and function better.

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University of Chicago
medical school
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Interests

  • Abducens Nerve Disease
  • Abducens Nerve Injury
  • Abducens Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Abnormal Pupil Function
  • Aura
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Botox Injection
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Nerve Injuries
  • Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Enlarged Optic Nerve
  • External Ophthalmoplegia
  • Facial Spasm
  • Hereditary Optic Atrophy
  • Intracranial Hypertension
  • Kearns Sayre Syndrome
  • Lisch Nodule
  • Marcus Gunn Phenomenon
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Neuroretinitis
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Motility Disorders
  • Oculomotor Nerve Injury
  • Oculomotor Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Optic Migraines
  • Optic Nerve And Pathway Injury
  • Optic Nerve Atrophy
  • Optic Nerve Disease
  • Optic Nerve Glioma
  • Optic Nerve Injuries
  • Optic Nerve Ischemia
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Papilledema
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Sensorimotor Disorders Of Eyelid
  • Sensory Disorders Of Eyelid
  • Transient Blindness
  • Trochlear Nerve Injury
  • Trochlear Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Venous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Weakness Of Eye Closure
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Personal Interests

My children are all grown, so my wife and I are enjoying our home and neighborhood, reading, hiking, spending time with our friends and making time to visit our children.
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Jung Henson L, EF MAY. A personal journey in advocacy. Neurology: Clinical Practice February 2013;39-43. 

Elmalem VI, BR Younge, V Biousse, JA Leavitt, ML Moster, J Warner, MJ Kupersmith, K Landau, MC Brodsky, LP Frohman, EF MAY, RL Tomsak, NJ Newman.  Clinical Course and Prognosis of Trochlear Nerve Schwannomas. Ophthalmology 2009;116:2011-2016. 

 Roy MJ, EF MAY, B Jabbari.  Life Threatening Polyneuropathy Heralding Renal Cell Carcinoma. Military Medicine 2002;167:986-89. 

Chun BB, AG Lee, WF Coughlin, DT Floyd, EF MAY.  Unusual presentations of sellar arachnoid cysts. Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology 1998;18:246-249. 

MAY EF and AR Truxal. Loss of vision alone may result in see-saw nystagmus. Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology 1997;17:84-85. 

Elliott MA, SJ Peroutka, S Welch, EF MAY. Familial hemiplegic migraine, nystagmus, and cerebellar atrophy. Annals of Neurology 1996;39:100-106. 

 MAY EF, GSF Ling, CA Geyer, B Jabbari. Contrast agent overdose causing seizures and parkinsonism. Neurology 1993;43:836-838. 

Scherokman B, SJ Vukelja, E MAY. Angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia and peripheral neuropathy: Case report and literature review. Archives of Internal Medicine 1991;151:789-790. 

 MAY EF and B Jabbari. Stroke in neuroborreliosis. Stroke 1990;21:1232-1235. 

 MAY EF and PC Calvert. Aggravation of myasthenia gravis by erythromycin. Annals of Neurology 1990;28:577-579. 

 McCrea RA, A Strassman, E MAY, SM Highstein. Anatomical and physiologic characteristics of vestibular neurons mediating the horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex of the squirrel monkey. Journal of Comparative Neurology 1987;264(4):547-570.
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Professional Associations

American Academy of Neurology, Fellow of the North American Neuro-ophthalmological Society
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  • English

Practice Locations

Eugene F. May practices at one location

Swedish Neuro-ophthalmology
1600 East Jefferson Street
Suite 205
Seattle, WA 98122
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
Medical Groups
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