Material obtained from The North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Neuro-Ophthalmology deals with diagnostically challenging cases. Patients with rheumatologic, toxic, oncologic, metabolic, endocrine, infectious, and other medical diseases are examined. These medical conditions from intrinsic neurologic or ophthalmic diseases that affect the eye and brain lead to neuro-ophthalmic problems. The etiology of vision and visual field loss, unusual eye complaints or visual phenomena, ptosis, diplopia, abnormal pupils and eye movements, ocular, periocular and associated head pain are some of the conditions which are evaluated. The most valuable tool the neuro-ophthalmologist has is the HISTORY.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Rosa Ana Tang, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Dr. Nagham Al-Zubidi, M.D.
Dr. Jade Stacey Schiffman, M.D.
With the opening of the Optic Nerve Center, Neuro-Ophthalmology of Texas at Eye Wellness Center brings together a full range of services to diagnose and help manage optic nerve problems and other sight threatening conditions. The Center is directed by two collaborating, fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologists and fellows of North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. Both Rosa A. Tang, M.D. and Jade S. Schiffman M.D. are award winning, board certified in ophthalmology, have been in the “Best Doctors in America” for over 20 consecutive years, and held academic positions at UT (Houston and Galveston) and at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, respectively as Professors. Dr. Schiffman is also a board-certified neurologist.
Their passion for sorting out symptoms such as blurred vision, vision loss, spots in vision, visual field defects, double vision and other symptoms is the essence of their practice. They take a “Sherlock Holmes approach,” taking a careful history, then gathering and integrating data from sophisticated in-house technologies such as: visual charts with low and high contrast (ETDRS); Zeiss automated perimetry and computerized optic disc and retinal analysis (OCT); visual evoked potential; multifocal electroretinogram; Zeiss fundus camera and Optos camera; Ultrasound of the orbit and the eye; and pachymetry and Oculus keratography.
With Zeiss “Forum,” an image management software, all photos are easily viewed by the patient and integrated into their EMR.
An active researcher, Dr. Tang offers selected patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Trials are ongoing in multiple sclerosis, thyroid eye disease, papilledema, uveitis and the ocular effects of systemic cancer drugs. IRB selection results in increased efficiency and decreased duplicative services related to the studies.
Both doctors also co-direct the Multiple Sclerosis Eye Care Center at the University Eye Institute and were pioneers in tele-ophthalmology.
Reprint from Forbes Magazine.
Dr. Nagham Al-Zubidi, MD
Board Certified Neurology and Psychiatry, Neuro-Ophthalmologist Fellowship trained.
Practicing at Eye Wellness Center, Dr. Nagham Al-Zubidi serves the community of Houston, TX. Dr. Al-Zubidi is a highly competent, concerned neuro-ophthalmologist who completed her residency in neurology at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Further, she went on to complete a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Houston Methodist.
Dr. Al-Zubidi is a board-certified physician with sub-specialty certifications in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is renowned for providing thorough medical care for the treatment of a host of serious conditions, which include, eye inflammation, double vision, optic nerve problems, multiple sclerosis, pseudo tumor cerebri, headache, myasthenia gravis, and blepharospasm.
Dr. Al-Zubidi listens to her patients as she works to understand their medical conditions and concerns. Her focus on the whole patient and use of a structured approach to treat their medical conditions and improve their long term health contribute to the trust and confidence that characterize her patient relationships.
|Rosa Tang, M.D.|
|Jade Schiffman, M.D.|
|Nagham Al-Zubidi, M.D.|
|Elba Fernandez, O.D.|