David Hirsh

David Hirsh, MD

  • Ophthalmology

Appointments: (614) 761-7000

About Me

I am a neuro-ophthalmologist, trained in neurology and ophthalmology residencies, as well as two years in a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship.

Neuro-ophthalmology is a specialty in the borderland between neurology and ophthalmology. Ophthalmologists may have more expertise in vision exams than diseases, while neurologists may have more expertise in diseases than vision examination. So, there is a need for physicians who have expertise in both.

Being an ophthalmologist, I know the ophthalmic diseases which can masquerade as neurologic vision loss, and vice versa. Common conditions that I evaluate include double vision, optic nerve disease, multiple sclerosis-related vision problems and stroke-induced vision loss.

I immensely enjoy the opportunity that being at Ohio State gives me to teach medical students, neurologists and ophthalmologists in training. I also enjoy the stimulating, productive interactions that come from having subspecialty ophthalmologists right here.

I’m very focused on educating my patients as well. The more patients know and understand about their illness, the less frightening it will be for them.

Highlights

  • Co-director, ophthalmology residents’ neuro-ophthalmology lecture series
  • Lecturer to neurology residents
  • Neuro-ophthalmic lectures for students, technicians and others

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Diplopia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic
  • Nystagmus, Pathologic
  • Vision Disorders
  • Ocular Motility Disorders

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
6/30/1984

Residencies

Neurology
Sch. of Med. SUNY at Stony Brook
7/1/1985 - 6/30/1988

Ophthalmology
Henry Ford Health Systems
7/1/1991 - 6/30/1994

Neurology
Henry Ford Health Systems
7/1/1990 - 9/30/2001

Fellowships

Neuro-Ophthalmology
University of Michigan Hospitals
7/1/1988 - 6/30/1989

Neuro-Ophthalmology
Henry Ford Health Systems
7/1/1989 - 6/30/1990

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My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology
10/1/1995

American Board of Ophthalmology
10/15/1995

My Department

Ophthalmology

Reviews

162 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.4 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.3
  • Listens Carefully 4.3
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.3
  • Knows My Medical History 4.5
  • Shows Respect 4.4
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

Excellent experience with Dr. Hirsh. He explain things & asked if I have any questions and responds. Very happy with him as my doctor!

Reviewed on May 20, 2018

extremely knowledgeable and kind

Reviewed on May 11, 2018

Very good in explaining test results and why changes that occurred are important. Reassurance that it is ok (preferred) to call even if issue seems insignificant.

Reviewed on May 11, 2018

Informed - sought additional information.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

My care provider was a little rough with me. However, he took time to explain what I was diagnosed with and I left satisfied.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

He explains things clearly and easy to understand.

Reviewed on Apr 04, 2018

Dr. Hirsh is excellent. He is very thorough and I trust his opinion and medical advice.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2018

He is somewhat dismissive of my concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2018

Dr. Hirsh was great!!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2018

The doctor was awesome. Great personality, sent lots of time going out of his way to explain what his findings were. Answered all my questions and was never rushed by Doctor. Great doctor would highly recommend.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Hirsh has reported no relationships with companies or entities.