Maysantoine El-Dairi, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Dr Mays El-Dairi is a Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmologist with expertise and interest in optic nerve head imaging in pediatric neuroophthalmology using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT). She has solid expertise in optic nerve head imaging in normal pediatric optic nerves, pediatric neurologic diseases and glaucoma, with numerous peer-reviewed publications in this area. Her publications describe the utility of OCT imaging in children with a particular focus in evaluating racial and age related variations of OCT in normal children, pediatric optic nerve cupping and atrophy, papilledema, neurofibromatosis and optic pathway gliomas. Clinically, She sees children who have or are suspected to have a neurological disease that may have affected their eyes. She has a special interest in pediatric optic neuropathies, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, optic neuritis, double vision, nystagmus, brain tumors and developmental delay that may affect visual function such as cortical visual impairment.

Representative Publications

1. Aboobakar IF, Mettu P, El-Dairi MA. Optic Nerve Head Pit With Sectoral Inner Retinal Hypoplasia: A Bottomless Pit. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Jun 11;133(6):e1572. jamaophthalmol.2015.72. Epub 2015 Jun 11. PubMed PMID: 26067695.

2. Margeta MA, Buckley EG, El-Dairi MA. Low cerebrospinal fluid protein in prepubertal children with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. J AAPOS. 2015 Apr;19(2):135-9. PMID: 25828820.

3. Goldhagen BE, Bhatti MT, Srinivasan PP, Chiu SJ, Farsiu S, El-Dairi MA. Retinal Atrophy in Eyes With Resolved Papilledema Detected by Optical Coherence Tomography. J Neuroophthalmol. 2015 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25742060.

4. Rothman AL, Sevilla MB, Freedman SF, Tong AY, Tai V, Tran-Viet D, Farsiu S, Toth CA, El-Dairi MA. Assessment of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in healthy, full-term neonates. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Apr;159(4):803-11. Epub 2015 Jan 26. PubMed PMID: 25634528.