David Hirsh

David Hirsh, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.5 out of 5
  • 168 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 83 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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
  • Vision Disorders
  • Ocular Motility Disorders

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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 Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology

American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Information

My Department



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.

168 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 Feb 05, 2021

    Good explanations to questions

  • Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021


  • Reviewed on Jan 08, 2021

    Very, very knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Jan 04, 2021

    All good!

  • Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

    Would not listen when I described things. When he repeated what I said, he was completely wrong. I got the feeling that he didn't have time to listen to what I knew about my condition. HE was the doctor, the neurologist.

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

    Dr. Hirsh & student was very excellent. Answered all questions.

  • Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

    I don't know if this is my care provider's fault but I tried to wait a very long time - maybe that is scheduling. I felt that my care provider was an expert in my care and feel TOTALLY confident in his expertise and diagnosis.

  • Reviewed on Dec 04, 2020

    Excellent & knowledgeable - Great research & analysis! Poor bedside manner. Could have done all his analysis & typing before I arrived & finished while there.

  • Reviewed on Dec 04, 2020

    Dr. Hirsh was very caring and attentive. Upon diagnosing my condition, he took the time to go over my options and explain them in a way that was easy for me to understand. He took all the time needed to answer all the questions I had, and I felt he genuinely cared that I walked away with a proper understanding of what is going on. Overall, he was very knowledgeable and took the time to make sure I understood everything.

  • Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

    Very pleased with his expertise and fondness of humor. We bonded well on all accounts - Trust him explicitly.

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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.