Robert Tomsak, MD, PhD

Robert Tomsak, MD, PhD

Robert Tomsak, MD, PhD

Position Title

Professor - Clinical

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Epsilon Chapter, Boston University
  • Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1994
  • Special Recognition Award, Ohio House of Representatives, 1994
  • Ophthalmology Resident Teaching Awards from Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland, and Kresge Eye Institute
  • Fellow, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, February 2002

Education

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

Residency: Ophthalmology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

Fellowship: Neuro-ophthalmology (with J. Lawton Smith, M.D.) Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, Florida

Areas of Research

Clinical interests: Clinical neuro-ophthalmology; eye movement disorders; cortical visual disturbances; headaches and the eye; optic nerve disorders; visual field abnormalities; and idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Research interests: Clinical eye movement disorders and optical coherence tomography in optic nerve diseases

Publications

  • Thurtell MJ, Tomsak RL, Daroff RB. What do I do Now?: Neuro-ophthalmology. NY:Oxford U Press, 2011.
  • Tomsak RL, Levine MR. Handbook of Diagnosis and Treatment in Neuro-ophthalmology and Orbital Disease, 2nd ed. Philadelphia; Elsevier Science, 2004.
  • Hanson MR, Hamid MA, Tomsak RL, Chou SS, Leigh RJ. Selective saccadic palsy caused by pontine lesions: Clinical, physiological, and pathological correlations. Ann. Neurol. 1986; 20: 209- .
  • Hanson MR, Hamid MA, Tomsak RL, Chou SS, Leigh RJ. Selective saccadic palsy caused by pontine lesions: Clinical, physiological, and pathological correlations. Ann. Neurol. 1986; 20: 209- .
  • Mendez MF, Tomsak RL, Remler BF. Disorders of the visual system in Alzheimer’s disease. J Clin Neuro-ophthalmol 1990; 10:62-69.
  • Tomsak RL. Ophthalmological aspects of headache. Med Clin North Am 1991; 75:693-706.
  • Tomsak RL, Remler BF, Averbuch-Heller L, Chandran M, Leigh RJ. Unsatisfactory treatment of acquired nystagmus with retrobulbar injection of botulinum toxin. Am J Ophthalmol 1995; 119:489-496.
  • Tomsak RL, Dell’Osso LF, Rucker JC, Leigh RJ, Bienfang DC, Jacobs JB. Treatment of Acquired Pendular Nystagmus from MS with Eye Muscle Surgery Followed by Oral Memantine. Digital J Ophthalmol 2006; Vol 11.
  • Thurtell MJ, Tomsak RL. Non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy with PDE-5 inhibitors for erectile dysfunction. Int J Impot Res 2008; 20: 537-543.
  • Wilker SC, Rucker JC, Newman NJ, Biousse V, Tomsak RL. Pain in ischemic ocular motor cranial nerve palsies. Br J Ophthalmol 2009;93:1657-1659.