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Jeffrey G. Odel, MD

Ophthalmology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Office Phone: (212) 305-5415
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Dr. Jeffrey Odel is a Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC and specializes in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology.

Dr. Odel is active in both clinical and research arenas. His present research interest is in developing efficient clinical tools to distinguish vision loss and visual field loss of optic nerve origin from that of retinal origin. He works with Donald C. Hood, Ph. D., of the department of psychology, in a weekly conference where visual fields are correlated with multifocal electroretinography, multifocal visual evoked potentials and spectral domain optical coherence tomography. He will be addressing with Dr. Hood the most cost effective diagnostic pathway of the work-up of visual loss under different clinical scenarios.

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University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Internship: Henry Ford Hospital

Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute


Xu L, Winn BJ, Odel JG. Lyme-associated Orbital Inflammation Presenting as Painless Subacute Unilateral Ptosis. J. Neuroophthalmol. September:32(3):246-248:2012.

Levin F, Schubert HD, Merriam JC, Blume RS, Odel JG. Occult Temporal Arteritis in a 54 year old Man. J. Neuroophthalmol. June:31(2):153-4:2011.

Hood DC, Raza AS, DeMoraes CG, Odel JG, Greenstein VC, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Initial Arcuate Defects within the Central 10 Degrees in Glaucoma. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. Feb 16:52(2):940:2011.

Dale EA, Hood DC, Greenstein VC, Odel JG. A Comparison of Multifocal ERG and Frequency Domain OCT Changes in Patients with Abnormalities of the Retina. Doc. Ophthalmol. Apr; 120(2):175-186:2010.

Ghadiali Q, Hood DC, Lee C, Manns J, Llinas A, Grover LK, Greenstein VC, Liebmann JM, Odel JG, Ritch R. An Analysis of Normal Variations in Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Profiles Measured with Optical Coherence Tomography. J. Glaucoma. Aug;17(5)333-340:2008.

Chan P, Odel JG. Delayed Dark Adaptation Caused by Nilutamide. J. Neuroophthalmol. Jun;28(2):158-159:2008.

Grover LK, Hood DC, Ghadiali Q, Grippo TM, Wenick AS, Greenstein VC, Behrens MM, Odel JG. A Comparison of Multifocal and Conventional Visual Evoked Potential Techniques in Patients with Optic Neuritis/Multiple Sclerosis. Doc. Ophthalmol. Sep;117(2):121-128:2008.Epub 2008 Jan. 18.

Hood DC, Anderson S, Rouleau J, Wenick AS, Grover LK, Behrens MM, Odel JG, Lee AG, Kardon RH. Retinal Nerve Fiber Structure Versus Visual Field Function in Patients with Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. A Test of a Linear Model. Ophthalmology. May;115(5):904-910:2008. Epub 2007 Sep. 17.

Yang EB, Hood DC, Rodarte C, Zhang X, Odel JG, Behrens MM. Improvement in Conduction Velocity After Optic Neuritis Measured with the Multifocal VEP. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. Feb;48(2)692-698:2007.

Semela L, Yang EB, Hedges TR, Vuong L, Odel JG, Hood DC. Multifocal Visual Evoked Potential in Unilateral Compressive Optic Neuropathy. Br. J. Ophthalmol. April;91(4):445-448. Epub 2006 Oct. 31.

Hood DC, Chen JY, Yang EB, Rodarte C, Wenick AS, Grippo TM, Odel JG, Ritch R. The Role of the Multifocal Visual Evoked Potential (mfVEP) Latency in Understanding Optic Nerve and Retinal Diseases.Trans. Am. Ophthalmol. Soc. 104:71-77:2006.

Chen JY, Hood DC, Odel JG, Behrens, MM. The Effects of Retinal Abnormalities on the Multifocal Visual Evoked Potential. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. Oct;47(10):4378-4385:2006.

Wenick AS, Odel JG. Serpiginous Choroiditis by Any Other Name. Arch Ophthalmol. Nov;123(11):1616-1618.2005.

Hood DC, Xu L, Thienprasiddhi P, Greenstein VC, Odel JG, Grippo TM, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. The Pattern Electroretinogram in Glaucoma Patients with Confirmed Visual Field Deficits. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. Jul;46(7):2411-2418:2005.

Hargitai J, Mackay C, Behrens MM, Odel JG, Hood DC, Gouras P. Auto-immune-like Cone Dystrophy. Doc. Ophthalmol. Nov;109(3):215-221:2005.