Request an Appointment

If this is a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1. This form should not be used in an emergency.

Patient Information
Date of Birth:
Contact Information
Appointment Details
Send RequestIf you do not see the specialty you are looking for, please call us at: 617-355-6000.International visitors should call International Health Services at +1-617-355-5209.
Please complete all required fields

This department is currently not accepting appointment requests online. Please call us at: 617-355-6000. International +1-617-355-6000.

This department is currently not accepting appointment requests online. Please call us at: 617-355-6000. International +1-617-355-6000.

Thank you.

Your request has been successfully submitted

You will be contacted within 1 business day.

If you have questions or would like more information, please call:

617-355-6000 +1-617-355-6000
Find a Doctor
Search by Clinician's Last Name or Specialty:
Select by Location:
Search by First Letter of Clinician's Last Name: *ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Condition & Treatments
Search for a Condition or Treatment:
View allSearch

Related Conditions

Pediatric Neuro Ophthalmology

LIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke This

Boston Children's Hospital's Neuro-Ophthalmology Service focuses on disease processes that affect the interface between the eye and the brain, both with regards to the transmission of visual information to the brain through the optic nerve and the complex processing that generates coordinated eye movements.

The service, part of Boston Children's Department of Ophthalmology, is a truly interdisciplinary effort. Our pediatric neuro-ophthalmologist, Gena Heidary, MD, PhD, also collaborates with clinicians in Boston Children's:


About our pediatric neuro-ophthalmologist

Gena Heidary, MD, PhD, is the primary clinician for Boston Children's Neuro-Ophthalmology Service. She joined Boston Children's full-time after completing both a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus in our Department of Ophthalmology and a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.  

Dr. Heidary holds a doctorate in neuroscience and is one of just a few dually fellowship-trained pediatric neuro-ophthalmologists in the U.S. In addition to her extensive background in pediatric neuro-ophthalmology, she is also experienced in managing adult strabismus and eye muscle problems linked to thyroid disease.

What is idiopathic intracranial hypertension, or pseudotumor cerebri? Read Dr. Heidary's answers to FAQ in Pediatric Views.




Boston Children's Hospital's Department of Ophthalmology is now home to a comprehensive Neuro-Ophthalmology Service for the evaluation and management of neuro-ophthalmic disorders that affect infants and children.

We are one of just a handful of pediatric ophthalmology programs in the world with a service dedicated entirely to eye problems caused by neurological conditions. 

Children's neuro-ophthalmologist Gena Heidary, MD, PhD, with a young patient.

In the news

Spotlight on the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service

Read a profile of the service in the February 2011 edition of Pediatric Views.

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO