David Hirsh

David Hirsh, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician
4.5 out of 5
  • 156 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 79 Patient Comments

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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
9/1/1980 - 6/30/1984


Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

7/1/1984 - 6/30/1985


Sch. of Med. SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

7/1/1985 - 6/30/1988


University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

7/1/1988 - 6/30/1989


Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI

7/1/1989 - 6/30/1990


Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI

7/1/1990 - 9/30/2001


Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI

7/1/1991 - 6/30/1994

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Information

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The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

156 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.2 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.2 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.2 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.3 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 07, 2021

    Very thorough and amenable despite how busy he was. He communicated at the appropriate level. I sometimes wondered if he didn't have me mixed up with another patient as he discussed past findings about me that didn't make sense at all. But I was having an exacerbation of my multiple sclerosis, so wasn't sure if I were the one confused.

  • Reviewed on May 07, 2021

    Dr. Hirsh is so fascinating. I love the way he explains everything and makes very funny jokes. I can see that he genuinely cares for his patients and he listens. He is also very thorough. He saved my vision. Thanks a million, Dr. Hirsh.

  • Reviewed on May 07, 2021


  • Reviewed on May 06, 2021

    He is always very clean and up front about my well being.

  • Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

    Dr. Hirsh was knowledgeable of my condition/disease and made my health a priority.

  • Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

    Good overall.

  • Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

    the doctor did not say hello when I entered the room he was in. he sat for more than 5 minutes without even acknowledging I was in the room. he did not tell me what he was doing or when he was going to do it. he told me to look at something and then put his hands on my head, and moved it however he wanted to (side to side, up and down, tilted, etc) without first telling me he was going to do that. he didn't ask me any questions or go over my history. he was rude and made me feel like he didn't care and that I just wasted my time being there. I drove an hour and a half to see him (3 hours total drive time there and back) end left in tears because he didn't seem to care or to want to address any of my questions. I am planning on giving him a grade of F online, so that other people know to avoid going to him.

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

    I liked him a lot & listen to me and when he was talking I understood what he was saying. I told him when I was leaving - I really like you.

  • Reviewed on Feb 28, 2021

    I'm sure he is very intelligent, but he has no personality & was very poor on explaining things & didn't seem to have any patience! (He acted like I was very dumb.)

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2021

    Good explanations to questions

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Hirsh has reported no relationships with companies or entities.