Positions

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

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Seeing is not believing 2019
    2019 Superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis: What radiologist and clinician must know? 2019
    2018 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature Review 2018
    2018 We cannot see what she cannot ignore 2018
    2018 Ocular Motor Dysfunction Due to Brainstem Disorders 2018
    2018 The visual agnosias and related disorders 2018
    2017 Pituitary Ring Sign Plus Sphenoid Sinus Mucosal Thickening: Neuroimaging Signs of Pituitary Apoplexy 2017
    2017 Optic disc haemorrhages at baseline as a risk factor for poor outcome in the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial 2017
    2017 Occult Acute Macular Neuroretinopathy 2017
    2017 Don't drink in the valley 2017
    2017 Imaging of Oculomotor (Third) Cranial Nerve Palsy 2017
    2017 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature Review 2017
    2017 Ophthalmic presentation of giant cell arteritis in African-Americans 2017
    2016 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature Review 2016
    2016 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature Review 2016
    2016 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature Review 2016
    2016 Are erectile dysfunction medications causally related to nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy? 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 2016
    2015 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature Review 2015
    2015 Second chances 2015
    2015 Functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MRI tractography in progressive supranuclear palsy-like syndrome 2015
    2015 Second chances 2015
    2014 Prediction of driving safety in individuals with homonymous hemianopia and quadrantanopia from clinical neuroimaging 2014
    2014 Radiation optic neuropathy after proton beam therapy for optic nerve sheath meningioma 2014
    2014 Increased intracranial pressure in spontaneous CSF leak patients is not associated with papilledema 2014
    2014 Peripheral cone dystrophy: A diagnostic improbability? 2014
    2013 Acute monocular visual loss in an elderly woman: A neuro-ophthalmologic emergency 2013
    2013 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature Review 2013
    2013 Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea and rhinorrhea in idiopathic intracranial hypertension patients. 2013
    2013 Mechanical oscillopsia after lower eyelid blepharoplasty with fat repositioning 2013
    2013 Onabotulinumtoxina unmasking myasthenia gravis 2013
    2013 Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea and rhinorrhea in idiopathic intracranial hypertension patients 2013
    2013 Susac syndrome: A differential diagnosis for demyelination 2013
    2012 Ocular myasthenia gravis 2012
    2012 Pediatric optic atrophy 2012
    2012 Diagnostic uncertainty due to optic disc drusen 2012
    2012 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature Review 2012
    2012 Optic nerve hemangioblastoma: a case report. 2012
    2011 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature Review 2011
    2011 Radiation-induced ocular motor cranial nerve palsies in patients with pituitary tumor 2011
    2011 Magnetic resonance findings in the pregeniculate visual pathways in leber hereditary optic neuropathy 2011
    2011 Hemianopic and quadrantanopic field loss, eye and head movements, and driving 2011
    2011 NMO Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents 2011
    2011 Neuroretinitis with retrobulbar involvement 2011
    2011 Pituitary Adenoma Complicated By Multifocal Fibrosclerosis Involving Sella and Retroperitoneum 2011
    2011 Recurrent Demyelinating Events Following Pediatric Optic Neuritis (pON) 2011
    2011 Self-reported driving difficulty by persons with hemianopia and quadrantanopia 2011
    2011 Non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and the treatment of erectile dysfunction (British Journal of Ophthalmology (2006) 90, (154-157)) 2011
    2010 Progressive bilateral visual and hearing loss in an elderly woman 2010
    2010 Drug-induced optic neuropathy-tb or not tb 2010
    2010 Evaluation of on-road driving in people with hemianopia and quadrantanopia 2010
    2010 Neuro-Ophthalmic Literature Review 2010
    2010 Outcome of Optic Neuritis in Pediatric Demyelinating Disease 2010
    2009 Ocular Motor and Imaging Abnormalities of Midbrain Dysfunction in Osmotic Demyelination Syndrome 2009
    2009 A Shot of Adrenaline 2009
    2009 Functional neuro-ophthalmic conditions 2009
    2009 Diagnostic techniques in neurovascular disorders 2009
    2009 On-road driving performance by persons with hemianopia and quadrantanopia 2009
    2008 Papilloedema in myxoedema 2008
    2008 Management of intracranial aneurysm causing a third cranial nerve palsy: MRA, CTA or DSA? 2008
    2008 Eight-and-a-half syndrome due to pontine ischaemic infarct: Anatomic correlation on MRI 2008
    2008 Bilateral central retinal artery occlusion associated with moyamoya syndrome in a sickle cell disease patient 2008
    2008 Treatment of autoimmune-related retinopathy and optic neuropathy syndrome (ARRON) with plasma exchange and IVIg 2008
    2008 A Woman with Unilateral Visual Loss and Bilateral Disk Edema 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) 2007
    2007 Optic neuropathy from bacteria 2007
    2007 The "pituitary ring sign": An MRI sign of pituitary apoplexy 2007
    2007 Optic neuritis 2007
    2007 Health-related quality of life in blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm - Reply [6] 2007
    2007 Optic Neuritis Is Nothing to Sneeze At 2007
    2007 Resolution of Chiari I malformation following acetazolamide therapy 2007
    2006 GQ1b antibody testing in Guillain-Barrė syndrome and variants 2006
    2006 Skew deviation revisited 2006
    2006 Non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and the treatment of erectile dysfunction 2006
    2006 Author's response [2] 2006
    2005 Sphenoid sinus mucocele presenting as a third cranial nerve palsy 2005
    2005 Burkitt lymphoma presenting with gingival pain and a cavernous sinus syndrome in an adult [3] 2005
    2005 Perioperative posterior ischemic optic neuropathy [2] (multiple letters) 2005
    2005 MRA or CTA, that's the question 2005
    2005 MRA or CTA, that's the question 2005
    2005 Visual and hearing loss from percutaneous brake fluid toxicity. 2005
    2004 Magnetic resonance imaging of choroidal inflammation in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease 2004
    2004 Imaging the neurovisual system 2004
    2004 Optic nerve enhancement in hypotensive ischemic optic neuropathy 2004
    2004 Foggy visual field defect 2004
    2004 Abducens nerve palsy from an occult high flow carotid cavernous fistula. 2004
    2004 Sprint car visual loss. 2004
    2004 The cost of living in purgatory's shadow. 2004
    2003 Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever as a Cause of Macular Star Figure 2003
    2003 Paraneoplastic retinopathies (multiple letters) 2003
    2003 Chiasmal enlargement and optic nerve enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging in Leber hereditary optic neuropathy 2003
    2003 Optic nerve and chiasmal enhancement in leber hereditary optic neuropathy [1] 2003
    2003 Resolution of papilloedema after neurosurgical decompression for primary Chiari I malformation [2] (multiple letters) 2003
    2003 Case of the month. Acute frosted angiitis. 2003
    2003 Foggy visual field defect: Comments 2003
    2003 Sheehan syndrome: A splinter of the mind 2003
    2003 The double vision decision 2003
    2003 The ocular tilt reaction. 2003
    2002 Motor neuron disease presenting with slow saccades and dementia 2002
    2002 Resolution of papilledema after neurosurgical decompression for primary Chiari I malformation 2002
    2002 Diabetic papillopathy and nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (multiple letters) 2002
    2002 Diabetic papillopathy and nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy - Response 2002
    2002 Infusion misdirection syndrome during trabeculectomy for primary trabeculodysgenesis 2002
    2002 Optic nerve enhancement in Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy: Four years later [2] 2002
    2002 The disk edema dilemma 2002
    2001 Disk edema and cranial MRI optic nerve enhancement: How long is too long? 2001
    2001 Catastrophic antiphospholipid antibody syndrome manifesting as an orbital ischemic syndrome 2001
    2001 The miller fisher syndrome: an infranuclear cause of diffuse ophthalmoplegia. 2001
    2000 Comment on extrapituitary parasellar macroadenoma in cushing's disease [1] 2000
    2000 Sixth nerve palsies as a manifestation of clival chordomas in adults and children 2000
    2000 Node way out 2000
    2000 Comment on extrapituitary parasellar macroadenoma in Cushing's disease. 2000
    2000 An Unusual Homonymous Visual Field Defect 2000
    2000 Atypical features prompting neuroimaging in acute optic neuropathy in adults 2000
    1999 Cat-scratch disease presenting as neuroretinitis and peripheral facial palsy 1999
    1999 Optic nerve enhancement on orbital magnetic resonance imaging in Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy 1999
    1999 Other intracranial mass lesions 1999
    1999 A bad eye and a sore lip 1999
    1999 Cat-scratch disease presenting as neuroretinitis and peripheral facial palsy 1999
    1999 Optic nerve enhancement on orbital magnetic resonance imaging in Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy 1999
    1998 Magnetic resonance imaging in pseudotumor cerebri 1998
    1998 Childhood sarcoidosis 1998
    1997 The Pulfrich effect and its relationship to retinal illumination 1997
    1997 The Pulfrich effect and its relationship to retinal illumination 1997
    1997 Hemianopic anosognosia 1997
    1997 The pulfrich effect and its relationship to retinal illumination 1997
    1996 Some visual loss due to temporal arteritis may show improvement 1996
    1996 Positive spontaneous visual phenomena limited to the hemianopic field in lesions of central visual pathways 1996
    1994 VISUAL PHENOMENA LIMITED TO THE HEMIANOPIC FIELD IN LESIONS OF THE CENTRAL VISUAL PATHWAYS 1994
    1993 VISUAL PHENOMENA LIMITED TO THE HEMIANOPIC FIELD IN LESIONS OF THE CENTRAL VISUAL PATHWAYS 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

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

  • Michael Vaphiades
  • Fax

  • 205-325-8373