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Norah                          Lincoff

Norah S. Lincoff MD

Department of Neurology


Specialty/Research Focus

Neurology; Neuroophthalmology; Ophthalmology

Professional Summary:

I am a neuro-ophthalmologist with a primary clinical interest in optic neuropathy and vasculitis. I see a full range of neuro-ophthalmologic conditions, but I specialize in adult autoimmune optic neuropathy syndromes, diplopia, headache and multiple sclerosis (MS). I am also a board-certified ophthalmologist and conduct vision tests such as visual field testing, ocular coherence tomography (this assesses the health of the retina and optic nerve), sensorimotor examination and prism measurements. I see patients five days a week at UBMD Neurology at Buffalo General Medical Center.

My main research interests include preventative treatment trials for autoimmune optic neuropathies and neuroprotection. I present annually at national and international conferences regarding MS and the use of ocular coherence tomography and imaging in my field. I am also involved in the “Hopeful Ways Nicaragua Eye Care Mission Project,” an annual medical mission to Nicaragua to prevent blindness. I work together with a group of medical professionals, local interpreters and Peace Corps volunteers to provide free vision care to over 2,600 patients a year.

I am actively involved in training medical students, residents and fellows. I lecture weekly to students in small group sessions as well as larger lecture settings at UB.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Neuro-ophthalmology, Columbia University School of Medicine (1993)
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Cornell University Medical School, Chief Resident (1992)
  • Internship, Medicine, Danbury Hospital-Yale Univ. Medical School (1989)
  • MD, Medicine, Univ. at Buffalo SMBS SUNY (1988)

Research Expertise:
  • Neuro-ophthalmology

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Professional Memberships:
  • Roswell Park Society (2000–present)
  • North American Neuro-ophthalmological Society (1993–present)
  • Walsh Society (1993–present)
Service Activities:
  • Neurology, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Curriculum (1993)
  • Neurology, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Resident Review/Advisory; Member (1993)

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Contact Information

Dept. of Neurology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
1010 Main St., 2nd floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 829-5048
Fax: (716) 829-4411

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