David Hirsh

David Hirsh, MD

  • Ophthalmology

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
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic
  • Nystagmus, Pathologic
  • 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

My Department



198 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.3 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.3
  • Listens Carefully 4.2
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.2
  • Knows My Medical History 4.4
  • Shows Respect 4.3
  • Time Spent Together 4.6

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018


Reviewed on Oct 07, 2018

Dr. Hirsh did not seem to care about my well being. I left with many unanswered questions and was told to go off a medication that I need to he able to make it through each day.

Reviewed on Oct 05, 2018

all ok

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

all went well

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Intelligent, knowledgeable, caring, humorous.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Dr. Hirsh is amazing also. He has an incredible mind. You can almost see his brain working before your eyes. He spoke in terms I could understand and made me laugh. I understand he can be hard to take. I found him quite delightful!!

Reviewed on Aug 06, 2018

All good

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

Dr. Hirsh is a gem.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

Dr. Hirsh is amazing, definitely the "Dr. House" of solving eye mysteries. Great doctor and funny guy! Also super thorough!!

Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018

very good, polite and friendly

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Hirsh has reported no relationships with companies or entities.