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Valérie Biousse, MD

Reunette Harris Chair of Ophthalmology
Professor of Neuro-Ophthalmology and Neurology
Emory University School of Medicine

Valérie Biousse, MD, is a professor in the section of neuro-ophthalmology at Emory Eye Center and in the department of neurology, Emory University School of Medicine.

National Recognition

Dr. Biousse is a fellow of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and of the French Society of Neurology and an elected member of the American Neurological Association, and multiple other national and international societies, including the American Academies of Ophthalmology and Neurology and the French Society of Ophthalmology.

She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.She currently also serves on the board of directors as President of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.

She has more than 500 publications, including scientific articles, book chapters and books, including the primary textbook Neuro-Ophthalmology and Walsh & Hoyt’s Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 6th Edition, 2005, and the practical textbook Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated (Thieme 2009, 2016 and 2019), a valuable resource for practitioners who have patients with disorders of vision and the brain. Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated received the British Medical Association best book of the year award in 2016 (category Neurology) and the “PROSE award” from the American Association of Publishers in 2017.

Dr. Biousse regularly lectures throughout the world. Her current research focuses on four primary areas: (1) idiopathic intracranial hypertension, (2) the use of non-mydriatic fundus photography for the diagnosis of neuro-ophthalmic disease in various clinical settings, (3) diagnostic errors and referral patterns in neuro-ophthalmology, and (4) ocular manifestations of cerebrovascular diseases.

She is named into the “Top Doctors” category within the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the category neuro-ophthalmology. As such, she is rated in the top 1% of doctors ranked in the United States. She is also listed in Atlanta magazine’s “Top Doctors.”

Areas of Clinical Interest

• Adult Neuro-Ophthalmology

• Optic nerve disorders

• Visual field defects

• Disorders of ocular motility





Valerie Biousse, MD

Medical School
University of Paris VI, Pitie Salpetriere Medical School, Paris, France: 1981-88

Residency in Neurology University of Paris VI, Paris, France: 1988-94

Master's of Neuroscience University of Paris VI, France: 1990-91

Residency in Ophthalmology Emory University, Atlanta GA: 1999-2002

Fellowship in Stroke
University of Paris VI, France: 1994-96

Fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology

Emory University, Atlanta GA: 1996

Board Certified by the French Board of Neurology and the American Board of Ophthalmology

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