David Hirsh

David Hirsh, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician
4.4 out of 5
  • 386 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 128 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.

386 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 Oct 19, 2020

    My care provider was very nice.

  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

    Phenomenal care. He took the time to answer all of my questions and truly made sure I understood all the information he had presented to me.

  • Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

    Very impressive. Dr Hirsch found something that several previous Neurologists and a Neuroophthamoligist misdiagnosed several years ago.

  • Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

    Dr. Hirsh is an "acquired" taste. Clinically brilliant, socially awkward/doesn't care. I have seen him enough times to be able to brush of the inappropriate behavior/comments and focus on his clinical abilities and how they can benefit my path to wellness.

  • Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

    His experience and knowledge is invaluable

  • Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

    Dr Hirsh has been taking care of my eye health for 5 or 6 years now- he's incredibly thorough and remembers my past appointments and our interactions. I couldn't ask for anyone better to trust with my ongoing neurological eye care. Thank you to him and his nurses.

  • Reviewed on Sep 08, 2020

    I have complete confidence in Dr. Hirsh's care for my eyesight!

  • Reviewed on Sep 08, 2020


  • Reviewed on Aug 29, 2020

    Dr. Hirsch is very smart and analytical. He listens carefully to me and his exams are always detailed. I feel like he is a dr. I can rely on to figure out my eye problems and give me the best care possible.

  • Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

    Dr. Hirsh is very intense but I greatly appreciate the time he took to clearly explained my condition.

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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.