David Hirsh

David Hirsh, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician
4.4 out of 5
  • 363 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 109 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

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

363 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.4 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 Jul 10, 2020

    Very thorough.

  • Reviewed on Jul 08, 2020

    All good. Been seeing Dr. Hirsh many yrs. & have no complaints.

  • Reviewed on Jul 07, 2020

    Dr. talked more about himself and did not seem to care about my sight.

  • Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

    He definitely knows what he is doing/talking about, but his bedside manner could be better. When we were brought into the room he did not say anything for 10-15 minutes and just continued to type on his computer. When he told me that I might have to have a corneal transplant someday, it was very short and to the point with almost no compassion or direction as to when I would need it or the surgery itself. Overall, very knowledgable but needs to work on his people skills.

  • Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020


  • Reviewed on May 29, 2020

    The provider was horrible, never introduced himself, didn't ask me question, let me talk, get out of his chair. Literally looked in my eyes told me their was nothing wrong with me & I was all in my head and I could go. I literally left in tears. He didn't even bother to ask what I was experiencing on my medical situation. He was very rude and I would recommend him to anyone. I spent 2 hrs. & 45 minutes with his nurse & 5 min. with him.

  • Reviewed on May 27, 2020

    Very informative.

  • Reviewed on May 18, 2020

    Provider seem to know about my problem.

  • Reviewed on May 11, 2020

    Dr. Hirsh is amazing for the first time in 45yrs I have answers as to why i haven't been able to see properly and have glasses that actually help

  • Reviewed on May 08, 2020

    all care providers were awesome.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Hirsh has reported no relationships with companies or entities.