Patrick Sibony, MD

Neuro-ophthalmology/Orbital Diseases
Professor, Chair

Contact Phone Numbers
Emergencies (Daytime)631.444.4090
Emergencies (Evening)631.444.1110
Administrative Offices631.444.1131

MD Degree1973 - 1977Boston University School of Medicine
Internship1977 - 1978Tufts-New England Medical Center
Residency1978 - 1981Boston University School of Medicine
Fellowship1981 - 1982Pittsburgh Eye & Ear Infirmiry
Board Certification1982Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

Specialties and Interests

Neuro-ophthalmology, Orbital diseases/surgery, Ophthalmic complications of systemic diseases.

Interests include disorders such as optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, papilledema, pseudotumor cerebri, tumor related vision loss, double vision, cranial nerve palsies, blepharospasm, dysthyroid orbitopathy, ocular myasthenia gravis, visual hallucinations, visual field loss, transient vision loss, temporal arteritis, unexplained vision loss, uveitis, vasculitis, uveitis, orbital tumors, orbital inflammatory disease among others.

Selected Publications
  1. Sibony PA, Lessell S. Transient oculomotor synkinesis in temporal arteritis. Arch Neurol 41: 87-88, 1984.
  2. Sibony PA, Lessell S, Gittinger J. Oculomotor synkinesis. Surv Ophthalmol 28:382-390,1984
  3. Sibony PA, Krauss H, Kennerdell JS. Optic nerve sheath meningiomas: clinical manifestations. Ophthalmology 91:1313-1326,1984.
  4. Sibony PA, Kennerdell JS, et al. Intrapapillary refractile bodies in optic sheath meningiomas. Arch Ophthalmol 103:383-385, 1985.
  5. Sibony PA, Anand A, et al. Post-traumtic cerebrospinal fluid cyst of the orbit. J Neurosurg 62:922:924; 1985
  6. Sibony PA, Evinger C, Lessell S. Retrograde horesradish peroxidase transport after oculomotor nerve injury. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 27:975-980, 1986
  7. Sibony PA, Evinger C, Manning K. Tobacco-induced primary-position upbeat nystagmus. Ann Neurol 21:53-58, 1987
  8. Sibony P., Evinger C., Manning K. The effects of tobacco on smooth pursuit eye movements. Ann Neurol 23:238-241, 1988.
  9. Sibony PA, Walcott B, Mckeon C, Jakobiec FA. Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP)- like immunoreactivity in the human lacrimal gland. Arch Ophthalmol 1988; 1085-1088
  10. Evinger C, Sibony PA, Manning K, Fiero R. The effects of tobacco smoking on the blink reflex. Exp Brain Res 1988; 73:477-480
  11. Sibony PA, Evinger C, Manning. Nicotine and Tobacco-induced nystagmus. Ann Neurol 1990; vol 28
  12. Manning KA, Evinger C, Sibony PA. Eyelid movements before and after botulinum therapy in patients with lid spasm. Ann Neurology 1990; 28:653-660.
  13. Evinger C, Manning KA, Sibony P. Eyelid movements: mechanisms and normal data. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1991; 32:387-400
  14. Sibony PA , Evinger C, Manning K. Eyelid movements in facial paralysis. Arch Ophthalmol 1991; 109:1555-1561.
  15. Evinger C, Basso MA, Manning KA, Sibony PA, Pelligrini JJ, Horn AKE. A role for the basal ganglia in nicotinic modulation of the blink reflex. Exp Brain Res 1992
  16. Evinger C, Manning K, Pelligrini JJBasso M, Powers A, Sibony P. Not Looking while leaping: the linkage of blinking and saccadic gaze shifts. Exp Brain Res 1994; 100:337-334
  17. Pecor L, Sibony P, Fourman S. Eye rubbing optic neuropathy. Am J Ophthalmology 2002; 134:460-462. See Erratum AJO 2003: 136, p404.
  18. Sibony P, Shindo M. Orbital osteoma with gaze-evoked amaurosis. Arch Ophthalmology 2004; 122:788-789
  19. Sibony P, Halperin J, Coyle PK, Patel K. Reactive Lyme serology in Optic Neuritis. J Neuro-ophthalmology 2005; 25:71-82. [also see editorial: Pachner AR. Defining the Spectrum of Lyme Disease 2005; 25:67-68]
  20. Sibony P, Fourman S, Honkanen R, El Baba F. Asymptomatic peripapillary subretinal hemorrhages. J Neuro-ophthalmology. J Neuro-ophthalmology. 2008. 28:114-119

  21.   Kupersmith M, Sibony P, Mandel G, Durbin M, Kardon RH. Optical Coherence Tomography of the swollen optic nerve head: deformation of the peripapillary retinal pigment epithelium laye in papilledema. IOVS 2011, 52:6558-6564

  22. Sibony P, Kupersmith MJ, Rohlf FJ. Shape Analysis of the Peripapillary RPE Layer in Papilledema and Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. IOVS 2011. 52:7987-7995.

  1. Sibony PA, Evinger CE. Hoyt and Walsh's Clinical Neuro-ophthalmology. Miller N (ed). Chapter 32. Anatomy and Physiology of Normal and Abnormal Eyelid Position and Movement. The Eyelid p1509-1592. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore. 1998

  2. Wittpenn JR, Sibony PA, Dattwyler R. Lyme Borreliosis. Ocular Infection and Immunity (ed J Pepose, G Holland et al) Mosby Yearbook, St Louis, 1995

  3. Wittpenn JR, Sibony PA. Ocular manifestations of Lyme disease. in Lyme Disease (ed P Coyle) Mosby Yearbook, St Louis 1992

  4. Sibony PA. Chapter: Neuro-ophthalmology in Ophthalmic Desk Reference, (ed: Collins, Donnenfeld, Perry, Wittpenn). Raven Press, New York, 1991

  5. Sibony PA. Chapter: Eyelid; in Current Neuro-ophthalmology vol 3; (ed) S Lessell; Yearbook Medical Publishers, 1991

  6. Sibony PA. Chapter: Eyelid; in Current Neuro-ophthalmology; (ed) S Lessell; Yearbook Medical Publishers, 1989.

  7. Sibony PA, "The Eyelid", Current Neuro-ophthalmology, (ed) Lessell S, Van Dalen JTW chapter; v.1; pp105-122; Yearbook Medical Publishers,1988.
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