- Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
- Co-Director,Electrophysiology Service
- Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Program
Dr. Hedges is an expert in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the optic nerve and intracranial visual pathways, as well as disorders of ocular motility. He is available for consultation in any suspected or diagnosed case of neurological disease with ocular involvement.
As co-director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory, Dr. Hedges sees patients with occult macular disease as well. Dr. Hedges also provides botulinum toxin injections for patients with blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm.
- Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the retinal nerve fiber layer using photographic methods and computerized image enhancement.
- Color Doppler imaging of orbital and extracranial blood vessels in vascular diseases affecting the eye.
- Multifocal electroretinography and visual evoked potential recording in optic nerve disease.
- Optical Coherence Tomography of optic nerve, retinal and neurodegenerative disorders.
Dr. Hedges has participated in several multi-center trials and the National Institutes of Health review committees.
Ophthalmic Pathology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Neuro-Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Tufts University School of Medicine
Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine
American Board of Ophthalmology
Professional Honors and Awards
1988 – Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
1989 – Alpha Omega Alpha, Tufts University School of Medicine
1992 – Resident Award for Teaching Excellence, New England Eye Center, TUSM
1995 – Resident Award for Teaching Excellence, New England Eye Center, TUSM
2000 – Resident Award for Teaching Excellence, New England Eye Center, TUSM
2000 – Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
2007 – Alice Stokes Paul 1901 Moorestown Friends School Alumni Assoc. Merit Award
2010 – Outstanding Tufts University School of Medicine Lecturer for 2009-2010
2014 – Resident Award for Teaching Excellence, New England Eye Center, TUSM
2012-2016 – “Top Doctor”, Boston Magazine
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Frank Walsh Neuro-ophthalmology Society
International Neuro-ophthalmology Society
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Alumni Association
The Society of Heed Fellows
Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
New England Ophthalmological Society
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
International Eye Foundation
North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society
Pan American Association of Ophthalmology
Sociedad Cubana de Oftalmolgia, Miembro Correspondiente
Tufts Eye Alumni Association, founding member
Foreign languages spoken
Books and Chapters:
Mendosa-Santiesteban, C, Lassara, MD, Hedges TR. Optical Coherence Tomography for Neuro-ophthalmology, in Optical Coherence Tomography of Ocular Diseases, Third Edition, Schuman JS et al. editors, Slack Inc., Thorofare, NJ, 2013.
Ho J, Athappilly G, Tivnan TB, Hedges TR. Application of Optical Coherence Tomography in Neuro-ophthalmic Disorders, in Optic Nerve Disorders, Diagnosis and Management, Second edition, Wong JW, editor, Springer, New York, 2014.
Kline K, Hedges TR. Optical coherence tomography and optic nerve edema. In OCT in Central Nervous System Diseases, The Eye as Window to the Brain. Grzybowski A and Barboni P edts, Springer, Heidelberg, 2016.
Dr. Hedges is a sailing enthusiast, including restoring and racing his Moth on the New Jersey shore, competing in the Shields Regattas in Marion, Edgartown, and Newport or day-sailing his 50-year-old wooden sloop in Buzzards Bay.
Dr. Hedges’ Office: 617-636-5488
Patient Appointments: 617-636-5488