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Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Madhura A. Tamhankar, MD

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Surgeon, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Attending Surgeon, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Scheie Eye Institute
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
University Hospital, Bombay, India, 1993.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, University Hospital, Bombay, Indian, 1993-1994.
Residency in Ophthalmology, University Hospital, Bombay, India, 1994-1997.
Research Fellowship in Glaucoma, Wills Eye Hospital, 1998-2000.
Internship in Preliminary Surgery, Yale University, St. Mary's Hospital, 2000-2001.
Fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, 2002-2003.
Residency in Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2007.
American Board of Ophthalmology, 2009.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Neuro-ophthalmology, strabismus, cataract

Key Words: Strabismus, double vision, lazy eye, squint, optic neuritis, nystagmus, optic atrophy, papilledema, optic nerve swelling

Selected Publications

Gausas RE, Tamhankar MA, Cockerham M: Non-specific orbital inflammation. Clinical Ocular Oncology. Singh AD, Damato BE, Pe're J, Murphree AL, Perry JD (eds.). WB Saunders Co, Philadelphia, PA, December 2007.

Tamhankar MA, Balcer LJ: Clinical trials in Neuro-ophthalmology. Handbook of Neuroemergency Clinical Trials. Alves & Skolnick (eds.). Elsevier Publication, Philadelphia, PA, October 2003.

Tamhankar MA, Liu GT: Nystagmus and Nystagmoid Eye Movements. Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology. Albert DM and Jacobiec FA (eds.). WB Saunders Co, Philadelphia, PA, 3rd edition, 2008.

Tamhankar MA, Volpe NJ, Loevner LA, Palmer JN, Feldman M.: Primary sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma presenting with bilateral retrobulbar optic neuropathy. J Neuroophthalmol. 27(3): 189-92, September 2007.

Tamhankar MA, Markowitz CE, Galetta SL.: Checkerboard fields in multiple sclerosis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 76(2): 268, Feb. 2005.

Tamhankar MA, Liu GT, Young TTL, Sutton LN, Hurst RW: Acquired, isolated third nerve palsies in infants with cerebrovascular malformations (Scientific Poster). NANOS, Orlando, FL presentation March 2004 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Tamhankar MA, Coslett HB, Fisher MJ, Sutton LN, Liu GT: Alexia without agraphia following biopsy of a left thalamic tumor. Pediatr Neurol 30(2): 140-2, Feb 2004.

Tamhankar M, Solomon D: Acute hearing loss. Curr Treat Options Neurol 6(1): 55-65, Jan 2004.

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