David Hirsh

David Hirsh, MD

  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

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.


  • 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Albert Einstein College of Medicine


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

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

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


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

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

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Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology

American Board of Ophthalmology

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242 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 09, 2019

Caring, professional

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr. Hirsh was very kind and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2019

very good

Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019

He is fantastic. He is so knowledgeable, and he always explains everything. I feel lucky to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

Dr. Hirsh is very thruough. You may spend a lot of time in there, but you will leave feeling like you were listened to and ready!

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

very very good

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Good experience

Reviewed on Dec 05, 2018

no problem

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2018

Very good!!

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2018

Dr. Hirsch was excellent in identifying and solving my current eye health.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Hirsh has reported no relationships with companies or entities.