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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 DisordersJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  38:566. 2018
    2018 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature ReviewNeuro-Ophthalmology.  42:194-199. 2018
    2018 We cannot see what she cannot ignoreSurvey of Ophthalmology.  63:450. 2018
    2018 The visual agnosias and related disordersJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  38:379-392. 2018
    2017 Pituitary Ring Sign Plus Sphenoid Sinus Mucosal Thickening: Neuroimaging Signs of Pituitary ApoplexyNeuro-Ophthalmology.  41:306-309. 2017
    2017 Optic disc haemorrhages at baseline as a risk factor for poor outcome in the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment TrialBritish Journal of Ophthalmology.  101:1256-1260. 2017
    2017 Occult Acute Macular NeuroretinopathyNeuro-Ophthalmology.  41:219-223. 2017
    2017 Don't drink in the valleySurvey of Ophthalmology.  62:383-386. 2017
    2017 Imaging of Oculomotor (Third) Cranial Nerve PalsyNeurologic Clinics.  35:101-113. 2017
    2017 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature ReviewNeuro-Ophthalmology.  41:48-53. 2017
    2017 Ophthalmic presentation of giant cell arteritis in African-AmericansEye.  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 Are erectile dysfunction medications causally related to nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy?Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  36:202-207. 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: CommentJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  36:223-224. 2016
    2015 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature ReviewNeuro-Ophthalmology2015
    2015 Second chancesSurvey of Ophthalmology2015
    2015 Functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MRI tractography in progressive supranuclear palsy-like syndromeNeuro-Ophthalmology.  39:64-68. 2015
    2015 Second chancesSurvey of Ophthalmology.  60:596-599. 2015
    2014 Prediction of driving safety in individuals with homonymous hemianopia and quadrantanopia from clinical neuroimagingJournal of Ophthalmology.  2014. 2014
    2014 Radiation optic neuropathy after proton beam therapy for optic nerve sheath meningiomaJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  34:101-102. 2014
    2014 Increased intracranial pressure in spontaneous CSF leak patients is not associated with papilledemaOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  151:1061-1066. 2014
    2014 Peripheral cone dystrophy: A diagnostic improbability?Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  34:366-368. 2014
    2013 Acute monocular visual loss in an elderly woman: A neuro-ophthalmologic emergencyJournal 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 repositioningJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  33:71-73. 2013
    2013 Onabotulinumtoxina unmasking myasthenia gravisDermatologic 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 demyelinationNeurosciences -Riyadh-.  18:74-78. 2013
    2012 Ocular myasthenia gravisCurrent Opinion in Ophthalmology.  23:537-542. 2012
    2012 Pediatric optic atrophyInternational Ophthalmology Clinics.  52:17-28. 2012
    2012 Diagnostic uncertainty due to optic disc drusenJournal 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
    2011 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature ReviewNeuro-Ophthalmology.  35:293-307. 2011
    2011 Radiation-induced ocular motor cranial nerve palsies in patients with pituitary tumorJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  31:210-213. 2011
    2011 Magnetic resonance findings in the pregeniculate visual pathways in leber hereditary optic neuropathyJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  31:194. 2011
    2011 Hemianopic and quadrantanopic field loss, eye and head movements, and drivingInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  52:1220-1225. 2011
    2011 NMO Spectrum Disorder in Children and AdolescentsNeurology.  76:A395-A396. 2011
    2011 Neuroretinitis with retrobulbar involvementJournal 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 quadrantanopiaCurrent Eye Research.  36:270-277. 2011
    2011 Non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and the treatment of erectile dysfunction (British Journal of Ophthalmology (2006) 90, (154-157))British Journal of Ophthalmology.  95:595. 2011
    2010 Progressive bilateral visual and hearing loss in an elderly womanJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  30:372-375. 2010
    2010 Drug-induced optic neuropathy-tb or not tbSurvey of Ophthalmology.  55:378-385. 2010
    2010 Evaluation of on-road driving in people with hemianopia and quadrantanopiaAmerican 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 SyndromeJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  29:296-299. 2009
    2009 A Shot of AdrenalineSurvey of Ophthalmology.  54:618-624. 2009
    2009 Functional neuro-ophthalmic conditionsCONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology.  15:106-120. 2009
    2009 Diagnostic techniques in neurovascular disordersInternational Ophthalmology Clinics.  49:103-118. 2009
    2009 On-road driving performance by persons with hemianopia and quadrantanopiaInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  50:577-585. 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 EdemaSurvey 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 Optic neuropathy from bacteriaInternational Ophthalmology Clinics.  47:25-36. 2007
    2007 The "pituitary ring sign": An MRI sign of pituitary apoplexyNeuro-Ophthalmology.  31:111-116. 2007
    2007 Optic neuritisComprehensive 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 AtSurvey of Ophthalmology.  52:106-110. 2007
    2007 Resolution of Chiari I malformation following acetazolamide therapySeminars in Ophthalmology.  22:9-11. 2007
    2006 GQ1b antibody testing in Guillain-Barrė syndrome and variantsSeminars in Ophthalmology.  21:223-227. 2006
    2006 Skew deviation revisitedSurvey of Ophthalmology.  51:105-128. 2006
    2006 Non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and the treatment of erectile dysfunctionBritish 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 palsyJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  25:293-294. 2005
    2005 Burkitt lymphoma presenting with gingival pain and a cavernous sinus syndrome in an adult [3]Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  25:249-250. 2005
    2005 Perioperative posterior ischemic optic neuropathy [2] (multiple letters)Survey of Ophthalmology.  50:496. 2005
    2005 MRA or CTA, that's the questionSurvey 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 diseaseJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  24:295-296. 2004
    2004 Imaging the neurovisual systemOphthalmology Clinics of North America.  17:465-480. 2004
    2004 Optic nerve enhancement in hypotensive ischemic optic neuropathyJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  24:235-236. 2004
    2004 Foggy visual field defectSurvey 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
    2004 The cost of living in purgatory's shadow.Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society.  101:146-147. 2004
    2003 Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever as a Cause of Macular Star FigureJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  23:276-278. 2003
    2003 Paraneoplastic retinopathies (multiple letters)Survey of Ophthalmology.  48:564-565. 2003
    2003 Chiasmal enlargement and optic nerve enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging in Leber hereditary optic neuropathyArchives of Ophthalmology -New Series-.  121:577-579. 2003
    2003 Optic nerve and chiasmal enhancement in leber hereditary optic neuropathy [1]Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  23:104-105. 2003
    2003 Resolution of papilloedema after neurosurgical decompression for primary Chiari I malformation [2] (multiple letters)British Journal of Neurosurgery.  17:89-90. 2003
    2003 Case of the month. Acute frosted angiitis.Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society.  99:234-235. 2003
    2003 Foggy visual field defect: CommentsSurvey of Ophthalmology.  48:447-451. 2003
    2003 Sheehan syndrome: A splinter of the mindSurvey of Ophthalmology.  48:230-233. 2003
    2003 The double vision decisionSurvey of Ophthalmology.  48:85-91. 2003
    2003 The ocular tilt reaction.American Orthoptic Journal.  53:127-132. 2003
    2002 Motor neuron disease presenting with slow saccades and dementiaAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Other Motor Neuron Disorders.  3:159-162. 2002
    2002 Resolution of papilledema after neurosurgical decompression for primary Chiari I malformationAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology.  133:673-678. 2002
    2002 Diabetic papillopathy and nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (multiple letters)Survey of Ophthalmology.  47:600-602. 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 trabeculodysgenesisAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology.  133:138-139. 2002
    2002 Optic nerve enhancement in Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy: Four years later [2]Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  22:66-67. 2002
    2002 The disk edema dilemmaSurvey of Ophthalmology.  47:183-188. 2002
    2001 Disk edema and cranial MRI optic nerve enhancement: How long is too long?Survey of Ophthalmology.  46:56-58. 2001
    2001 Catastrophic antiphospholipid antibody syndrome manifesting as an orbital ischemic syndromeJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  21:260-263. 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 Sixth nerve palsies as a manifestation of clival chordomas in adults and childrenNeuro-Ophthalmology.  23:69-73. 2000
    2000 Node way outSurvey 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
    2000 Atypical features prompting neuroimaging in acute optic neuropathy in adultsCanadian Journal of Opthalmology.  35:325-330. 2000
    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
    1999 Other intracranial mass lesionsNeurosurgery Clinics of North America.  10:759-774. 1999
    1999 A bad eye and a sore lipSurvey 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 cerebriOphthalmology: Journal of The American Academy of Ophthalmology.  105:1686-1693. 1998
    1998 Childhood sarcoidosisJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  18:99-101. 1998
    1997 The Pulfrich effect and its relationship to retinal illuminationJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  17:240-242. 1997
    1997 The Pulfrich effect and its relationship to retinal illuminationInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  38:4254-4254. 1997
    1997 Hemianopic anosognosiaNeurology.  49:88-97. 1997
    1997 The pulfrich effect and its relationship to retinal illuminationJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  17:240-242. 1997
    1996 Some visual loss due to temporal arteritis may show improvementInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  37. 1996
    1996 Positive spontaneous visual phenomena limited to the hemianopic field in lesions of central visual pathwaysNeurology.  47:408-417. 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

    Chapter

    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 1987
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Internship 1992
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Residency 1995
  • Michigan State University, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1996
  • Full Name

  • Michael Vaphiades
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