Dr. Baron has been practicing Neuro-Ophthalmology and caring for patients with neuro-ophthalmic conditions on the South Shore of Nassau and Suffolk Counties 25 years. Dr. Baron is Board-certified in Ophthalmology and is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Member of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. He received his B.A. from SUNY at Binghamton, NY and completed his medical degree at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. He interned at Greenwich Hospital, CT in affiliation with Yale University Medical Center and then completed a one year fellowship in Neuro- Ophthalmology at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, P.A. Thereafter Dr. Baron had gone on to do a residency in Ophthalmology at New York Medical College and further fellowship training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in Neuro-Ophthalmology 1988-1990. In 1991 he completed further fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and completed a fellowship in Orbital Surgery and Neuro-ophthalmology at Allegheny General Hospital (Medical College of Pennsylvania) in 1992.
Dr. Baron has been involved in the training of Ophthalmology residents at SUNY Downstate and was on the faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at SUNY at Downstate from 1994-2003 and currently is involved in Ophthalmology residency training as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine 2000-present. He is Chief of Ophthalmology at Jacobi Medical Center.
Neuro-ophthalmology involves caring for visual problems, such as double vision and vision loss, related to the central or peripheral nervous system and not to the eye structures themselves. Given that half of the human Brain is involved in visual function, Neuro-ophthalmologists are trained to detect problems that overlap an extensive range of diseases that can be related to the eye, brain and or the extra ocular muscles.