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Leonard Messner, OD, FAAO

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Leonard V. Messner is the Vice President for Patient Care Services for the Illinois College of Optometry and Executive Director of the Illinois Eye Institute. He holds the rank of Professor of Optometry at ICO.   Dr. Messner is the immediate past Chair of the Neuro-ophthalmic Disorders Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Optometry. He is a member of the advisory board of the Concussion Legacy Foundation and serves on the Concussion Research Committee of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.  His predominant research interests include vision, ocular structure and visual motor abnormalities with concussion, the eye movements associated with the physical act of reading, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, optic neuritis and diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters in the areas of vitreoretinal disease and neuro-ophthalmic disorders.  He is a 23-time recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” award at the Illinois College of Optometry.

Classes you'll find him teaching:  

103 - The Neuro-Ophthalmology of MS  
207 - Mind-Bending Neuro-Oph Grand Rounds: From the Chiasm and Beyond
302 - The Non-Glaucoma Optic Neuropathies Papilledema and Idiopathic Intracranial
          Hypertension IIH 


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Handouts will be available to download October 11, 2019. 

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