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Bayan Al Othman, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 273-3937

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Professional Background

Dr. Bayan Al Othman is an experienced clinician who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. She routinely diagnoses and treats visual problems that are related to the nervous system and conditions of the eye that may interfere with how the brain processes vision. These might include:

Optic neuritis and ischemic optic neuropathy
Visual field loss
Unexplained visual loss
Visual disturbances
Double vision
Abnormal eye movements
Thyroid eye disease
Myasthenia gravis
Unequal pupil size
Blepharospasm (eye twitching)
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Dr. Al Othman earned her medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, in 2006. She then completed her residency training in Ophthalmology at King Abdulla University Hospital/ Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2011. She was certified by the Jordanian Medical Council in Ophthalmology in 2012. She came to the U.S. to pursue specialty training in neuro-ophthalmology, completing fellowships at both Michigan State University and Houston Methodist Hospital. She also completed a Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship at University of Iowa, making her uniquely qualified to treat children and adolescents with neuro-ophthalmic problems. She joined the Flaum Eye Institute faculty in February 2021.

Dr. Al Othman is licensed in the State of New York and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) and the Iowa Eye Association. She is an editor of Neuro-Ophthalmology section- Eyewiki and Pediatric Ophthalmology section- Eyewiki and is a consultant at Eyewiki Editorial Board, 2019-2020

Her research interests include optic nerve disorders and neuro-ophthalmological diseases in pediatric age group. She has authored or co-authored nearly fifty publications in peer-reviewed journals of ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology.

Dr. Al Othman sees patients at the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute offices located at 210 Crittenden Boulevard.



MBBS | Jordan University of Science & Technology (Jordan)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2019 - 07/31/2020
Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

08/01/2018 - 07/31/2019
Fellowship at Methodist Hospital

10/01/2017 - 06/30/2018
Fellowship at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2011
Residency in Ophthalmology at King Abdullah University Hospital

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Internship in Hospital Medicine at King Abdullah University Hospital

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