Deborah Isa Friedman

Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology

Dr. Friedman is a specialist in the combined areas ophthalmology and neurology, affording her patients the benefit of investigating their eye problems from two unique areas of expertise. Her clinical expertise within neuro-ophthalmology includes optic neuritis and other optic neuropathies, myasthenia gravis, diplopia, visual field defects, and headache disorders.

Dr. Friedman’s research interests include idiopathic intercranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) and migraine therapy. She conducts clinical trials for acute and preventative migraine treatments and collaborated with Dr. Huxlin in visual field rehabilitation therapy.

Dr. Friedman earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering science at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. After completing an internship in medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati and a residency in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, she did fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology at Baylor and the University of Southern California/Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles. She is board certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine. Her previous appointment was as Associate Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology at the State University of New York–Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

She is President of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmic Society and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Headache Society.

Dr. Friedman sees patients at our Strong Memorial Hospital offices.


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Call 585-273-EYES to schedule an appointment.

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