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Overview

  • Dr. Vaphiades evaluates and treats patients with visual dysfunction referable to the central nervous system. He holds joint appointments as professor of neurology and professor of neurosurgery. He completed a medical internship at Brown University, followed by a neurology residency at Loyola University, Chicago. His neuro-ophthalmology fellowship training was performed at Michigan State University. Dr. Vaphiades joined the UAB Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences in 2002. Dr. Vaphiades has been selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” yearly since 2003. He has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award and Senior Achievement Award, and has also been published in multiple peer-reviewed publications.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2018 Ocular Motor Dysfunction Due to Brainstem Disorders.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  38:566. 2018
    2018 The Visual Agnosias and Related Disorders.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  38:379-392. 2018
    2018 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature ReviewNeuro-Ophthalmology.  42:194-199. 2018
    2018 We cannot see what she cannot ignore.Survey of Ophthalmology.  63:450. 2018
    2017 Pituitary Ring Sign Plus Sphenoid Sinus Mucosal Thickening: Neuroimaging Signs of Pituitary Apoplexy.Neuro-Ophthalmology.  41:306-309. 2017
    2017 Occult Acute Macular Neuroretinopathy.Neuro-Ophthalmology.  41:219-223. 2017
    2017 Don't drink in the valley.Survey of Ophthalmology.  62:383-386. 2017
    2017 Imaging of Oculomotor (Third) Cranial Nerve Palsy.Neurologic Clinics.  35:101-113. 2017
    2017 Optic disc haemorrhages at baseline as a risk factor for poor outcome in the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial.British Journal of Ophthalmology.  101:1256-1260. 2017
    2017 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature ReviewNeuro-Ophthalmology.  41:48-53. 2017
    2017 Ophthalmic presentation of giant cell arteritis in African-Americans.Eye.  31:113-118. 2017
    2016 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature ReviewNeuro-Ophthalmology.  1-7. 2016
    2016 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature ReviewNeuro-Ophthalmology.  1-7. 2016
    2016 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature ReviewNeuro-Ophthalmology.  1-7. 2016
    2016 Optic Neuropathy due to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Proven With Optic Nerve Sheath Biopsy and Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Relapse Presenting With Central Nervous System Blast Crisis and Bilateral Optic Nerve Infiltration: Comment.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  36:223-224. 2016
    2016 Are Erectile Dysfunction Medications Causally Related to Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy?Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  36:202-207. 2016
    2015 Second chances.Survey of Ophthalmology.  60:596-599. 2015
    2015 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature ReviewNeuro-Ophthalmology2015
    2015 Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and MRI Tractography in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy-Like Syndrome.Neuro-Ophthalmology.  39:64-68. 2015
    2015 Second chancesSurvey of Ophthalmology.  60:596-599. 2015
    2014 Increased intracranial pressure in spontaneous CSF leak patients is not associated with papilledema.Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  151:1061-1066. 2014
    2014 Peripheral cone dystrophy: a diagnostic improbability?Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  34:366-368. 2014
    2014 Radiation optic neuropathy after proton beam therapy for optic nerve sheath meningioma.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  34:101-102. 2014
    2014 Prediction of driving safety in individuals with homonymous hemianopia and quadrantanopia from clinical neuroimaging.Journal of Ophthalmology.  2014:754042. 2014
    2013 Acute monocular visual loss in an elderly woman: a neuro-ophthalmologic emergency.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  33:390-393. 2013
    2013 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature ReviewNeuro-Ophthalmology.  37:260-267. 2013
    2013 Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea and rhinorrhea in idiopathic intracranial hypertension patients.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  33:416. 2013
    2013 Mechanical oscillopsia after lower eyelid blepharoplasty with fat repositioning.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  33:71-73. 2013
    2013 OnabotulinumtoxinA unmasking myasthenia gravis.Dermatologic Surgery.  39:472-473. 2013
    2013 Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea and rhinorrhea in idiopathic intracranial hypertension patientsJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  33:417. 2013
    2013 Susac syndrome. A differential diagnosis for demyelination.Neurosciences -Riyadh-.  18:74-78. 2013
    2012 Ocular myasthenia gravis.Current Opinion in Ophthalmology.  23:537-542. 2012
    2012 Diagnostic uncertainty due to optic disc drusen.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  32:145-147. 2012
    2012 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature ReviewNeuro-Ophthalmology.  36:29-34. 2012
    2012 Optic nerve hemangioblastoma: a case report.Case Reports in Pathology.  2012:915408. 2012
    2012 Pediatric optic atrophy.International Ophthalmology Clinics.  52:17-xiii. 2012
    2011 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature ReviewNeuro-Ophthalmology.  35:293-307. 2011
    2011 Radiation-induced ocular motor cranial nerve palsies in patients with pituitary tumor.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  31:210-213. 2011
    2011 Magnetic resonance findings in the pregeniculate visual pathways in Leber hereditary optic neuropathy.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  31:194. 2011
    2011 Retraction: Non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and the treatment of erectile dysfunction.British Journal of Ophthalmology.  95:595. 2011
    2011 Hemianopic and quadrantanopic field loss, eye and head movements, and driving.Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  52:1220-1225. 2011
    2011 NMO Spectrum Disorder in Children and AdolescentsNeurology.  76:A395-A396. 2011
    2011 Neuroretinitis with retrobulbar involvement.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  31:12-15. 2011
    2011 Pituitary Adenoma Complicated By Multifocal Fibrosclerosis Involving Sella and RetroperitoneumNeurology.  76:A250-A251. 2011
    2011 Recurrent Demyelinating Events Following Pediatric Optic Neuritis (pON)Neurology.  76:A394-A394. 2011
    2011 Self-reported driving difficulty by persons with hemianopia and quadrantanopia.Current Eye Research.  36:270-277. 2011
    2010 Progressive bilateral visual and hearing loss in an elderly woman.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  30:372-375. 2010
    2010 Drug-induced optic neuropathy-TB or not TB.Survey of Ophthalmology.  55:378-385. 2010
    2010 Evaluation of on-road driving in people with hemianopia and quadrantanopia.American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  64:268-278. 2010
    2010 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature ReviewNeuro-Ophthalmology.  34:66-74. 2010
    2010 Outcome of Optic Neuritis in Pediatric Demyelinating DiseaseAnnals of Neurology.  68:S86-S86. 2010
    2009 Ocular motor and imaging abnormalities of midbrain dysfunction in osmotic demyelination syndrome.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  29:296-299. 2009
    2009 A shot of adrenaline.Survey of Ophthalmology.  54:618-624. 2009
    2009 Functional neuro-ophthalmic conditionsCONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology.  15:106-120. 2009
    2009 On-road driving performance by persons with hemianopia and quadrantanopia.Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  50:577-585. 2009
    2009 Diagnostic techniques in neurovascular disorders.International Ophthalmology Clinics.  49:103-118. 2009
    2008 Papilloedema in myxoedemaNeuro-Ophthalmology.  32:303-304. 2008
    2008 Management of intracranial aneurysm causing a third cranial nerve palsy: MRA, CTA or DSA?Seminars in Ophthalmology.  23:143-150. 2008
    2008 Eight-and-a-half syndrome due to pontine ischaemic infarct: Anatomic correlation on MRINeuro-Ophthalmology.  32:63-66. 2008
    2008 Bilateral central retinal artery occlusion associated with moyamoya syndrome in a sickle cell disease patientNeuro-Ophthalmology.  32:21-26. 2008
    2008 Treatment of autoimmune-related retinopathy and optic neuropathy syndrome (ARRON) with plasma exchange and IVIgNeuro-Ophthalmology.  32:33-39. 2008
    2008 A woman with unilateral visual loss and bilateral disk edema.Survey of Ophthalmology.  53:85-89. 2008
    2007 Non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and presumed sleep apnoea syndrome screened by the Sleep Apnea scale of the Sleep Disorders Questionnaire (SA-SDQ).British Journal of Ophthalmology.  91:1524-1527. 2007
    2007 The "pituitary ring sign": An MRI sign of pituitary apoplexyNeuro-Ophthalmology.  31:111-116. 2007
    2007 Optic neuritis.Comprehensive Ophthalmology Update.  8:67-75. 2007
    2007 Health-related quality of life in blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm - Reply [6]Archives of Ophthalmology -New Series-.  125:1141. 2007
    2007 Optic neuritis is nothing to sneeze at.Survey of Ophthalmology.  52:106-110. 2007
    2007 Optic neuropathy from bacteria.International Ophthalmology Clinics.  47:25-xi. 2007
    2007 Resolution of Chiari I malformation following acetazolamide therapy.Seminars in Ophthalmology.  22:9-11. 2007
    2006 GQ1b antibody testing in Guillain-Barre syndrome and variants.Seminars in Ophthalmology.  21:223-227. 2006
    2006 Skew deviation revisited.Survey of Ophthalmology.  51:105-128. 2006
    2006 Non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and the treatment of erectile dysfunction.British Journal of Ophthalmology.  90:154-157. 2006
    2006 Author's response [2]Survey of Ophthalmology.  51:90. 2006
    2005 Sphenoid sinus mucocele presenting as a third cranial nerve palsy.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  25:293-294. 2005
    2005 Burkitt lymphoma presenting with gingival pain and a cavernous sinus syndrome in an adult.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  25:249-250. 2005
    2005 Perioperative posterior ischemic optic neuropathy.Survey of Ophthalmology.  50:496. 2005
    2005 MRA or CTA, that's the question.Survey of Ophthalmology.  50:406-410. 2005
    2005 MRA or CTA, that's the questionSurvey of Ophthalmology.  50:406-410. 2005
    2005 Visual and hearing loss from percutaneous brake fluid toxicity.American Orthoptic Journal.  55:136-138. 2005
    2004 Magnetic resonance imaging of choroidal inflammation in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  24:295-296. 2004
    2004 The cost of living in purgatory's shadow.Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society.  101:146-147. 2004
    2004 Imaging the neurovisual system.Ophthalmology Clinics of North America.  17:465-viii. 2004
    2004 Optic nerve enhancement in hypotensive ischemic optic neuropathy.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  24:235-236. 2004
    2004 Foggy visual field defect.Survey of Ophthalmology.  49:266-267. 2004
    2004 Abducens nerve palsy from an occult high flow carotid cavernous fistula.American Orthoptic Journal.  54:139-145. 2004
    2004 Sprint car visual loss.Survey of Ophthalmology.  49:90-95. 2004
    2003 Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever as a cause of macular star figure.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  23:276-278. 2003
    2003 Paraneoplastic retinopathies.Survey of Ophthalmology.  48:564-565. 2003
    2003 Foggy visual field defect.Survey of Ophthalmology.  48:447-451. 2003
    2003 Chiasmal enlargement and optic nerve enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging in leber hereditary optic neuropathy.Archives of Ophthalmology -New Series-.  121:577-579. 2003
    2003 Optic nerve and chiasmal enhancement in leber hereditary optic neuropathy.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  23:104-105. 2003
    2003 Sheehan syndrome: a splinter of the mind.Survey of Ophthalmology.  48:230-233. 2003
    2003 Resolution of papilloedema after neurosurgical decompression for primary Chiari I malformation.British Journal of Neurosurgery.  17:89. 2003
    2003 Case of the month. Acute frosted angiitis.Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society.  99:234-235. 2003
    2003 The double vision decision.Survey of Ophthalmology.  48:85-91. 2003
    2003 The ocular tilt reaction.American Orthoptic Journal.  53:127-132. 2003
    2002 Diabetic papillopathy and nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy.Survey of Ophthalmology.  47:600-602. 2002
    2002 Motor neuron disease presenting with slow saccades and dementia.Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Other Motor Neuron Disorders.  3:159-162. 2002
    2002 Resolution of papilledema after neurosurgical decompression for primary Chiari I malformation.American Journal of Ophthalmology.  133:673-678. 2002
    2002 Optic nerve enhancement in leber hereditary optic neuropathy: four years later.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  22:66-67. 2002
    2002 The disk edema dilemma.Survey of Ophthalmology.  47:183-188. 2002
    2002 Diabetic papillopathy and nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy - ResponseSurvey of Ophthalmology.  47:602-602. 2002
    2002 Infusion misdirection syndrome during trabeculectomy for primary trabeculodysgenesis.American Journal of Ophthalmology.  133:138-139. 2002
    2001 Catastrophic antiphospholipid antibody syndrome manifesting as an orbital ischemic syndrome.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  21:260-263. 2001
    2001 Disk edema and cranial MRI optic nerve enhancement: how long is too long?Survey of Ophthalmology.  46:56-58. 2001
    2001 The miller fisher syndrome: an infranuclear cause of diffuse ophthalmoplegia.American Orthoptic Journal.  51:132-136. 2001
    2000 Comment on extrapituitary parasellar macroadenoma in cushing's disease [1]Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  85:2082. 2000
    2000 Atypical features prompting neuroimaging in acute optic neuropathy in adults.Canadian Journal of Opthalmology.  35:325-330. 2000
    2000 Sixth nerve palsies as a manifestation of clival chordomas in adults and childrenNeuro-Ophthalmology.  23:69-73. 2000
    2000 Node way out.Survey of Ophthalmology.  45:77-83. 2000
    2000 Comment on extrapituitary parasellar macroadenoma in Cushing's disease.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  85:2082. 2000
    2000 An Unusual Homonymous Visual Field DefectSurvey of Ophthalmology.  44:324-328. 2000
    1999 Cat-scratch disease presenting as neuroretinitis and peripheral facial palsy.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  19:240-241. 1999
    1999 Optic nerve enhancement on orbital magnetic resonance imaging in Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  19:238-239. 1999
    1999 Other intracranial mass lesions.Neurosurgery Clinics of North America.  10:759-x. 1999
    1999 A bad eye and a sore lip.Survey of Ophthalmology.  44:148-152. 1999
    1999 Cat-scratch disease presenting as neuroretinitis and peripheral facial palsyJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  19:240-241. 1999
    1999 Optic nerve enhancement on orbital magnetic resonance imaging in Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathyJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  19:238-239. 1999
    1998 Magnetic resonance imaging in pseudotumor cerebri.Ophthalmology: Journal of The American Academy of Ophthalmology.  105:1686-1693. 1998
    1998 Childhood sarcoidosis.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  18:99-101. 1998
    1997 The Pulfrich effect and its relationship to retinal illumination.Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  17:240-242. 1997
    1997 Hemianopic anosognosia.Neurology.  49:88-97. 1997
    1997 The Pulfrich effect and its relationship to retinal illuminationInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  38:4254-4254. 1997
    1997 The pulfrich effect and its relationship to retinal illuminationJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  17:240-242. 1997
    1996 Positive spontaneous visual phenomena limited to the hemianopic field in lesions of central visual pathways.Neurology.  47:408-417. 1996
    1996 Some visual loss due to temporal arteritis may show improvementInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  37. 1996
    1994 VISUAL PHENOMENA LIMITED TO THE HEMIANOPIC FIELD IN LESIONS OF THE CENTRAL VISUAL PATHWAYSNeurology.  44:A266-A266. 1994
    1993 VISUAL PHENOMENA LIMITED TO THE HEMIANOPIC FIELD IN LESIONS OF THE CENTRAL VISUAL PATHWAYSAnnals of Neurology.  34:279-279. 1993

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    Year Title Altmetric
    2012 Multimodal Assessment of Pituitary and Parasellar Lesions.  192-202. 2012

    Research Overview

  • All aspects of Neuro-Ophthalmology including both afferent and efferent disease. Optic neuritis is of particular interest.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Osteopathy in Osteopathic Medicine / Osteopathy, University of New England
  • Full Name

  • Michael Vaphiades
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  • 205-325-8373
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