Susan Benes, MD

Neuro-Ophthalmology & Orbital Surgery



Dr. Benes is retired


All patients and their charts

have been transferred to the

Arena Eye Surgeons

The Eye Center of Columbus at

262 Neil Ave Suite 320


Columbus, Ohio 43215




About Dr. Benes

Services Available

Hospital Affiliations

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About Dr. Benes

Training and Education:

  • High School: Euclid and Orange High Schools, Cleveland, Ohio
  • College: University of Michigan, B.S. Biology, 1970 Teacher's Certificate: University of Keele (England) 1969 and University of Michigan 1970
  • Teacher: High School Calculus and Physics, Ann Arbor Huron High School,
  • Medical School: The (Women's) Medical College of Pennsylvania, M.D.,
  • Residency Training: Internal Medicine, Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia,
  • Ophthalmology: Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, 1976-1979 Fellowship Training: Neuro-Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, 1979-80


  • Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Oculoplastics, 1980 (a member of the team from Wills Eye Hospital training the first residency class in Kenya)
  • Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Wednesday Clinics at Wills Eye Hospital: Neuro-Ophthalmology and Orbital Diseases, September, 1980-October, 1981
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Assistant to Associate to Full Professor: Neuro-Ophthalmology and Orbital Diseases: 11/81-present

Service and International Teaching:

  • 1980: Kenya (Kenyatta University: teaching Neuro, Orbit, Retina;  International Eye Foundation assistant: teaching cataract and glaucoma surgery and helping do medical surveys in outlying tribes; Tumu Tumu Hospital and School for the Deaf: general medicine and surgery and ophthalmology)
  • 1985: Ecuador (teaching microsurgery and providing instruments in Quito)
  • 1987: Marshall Islands (taking care of the people with radiation exposure in the South Pacific)
  • 1992: Honduras (addressing blindness in children and getting intervention from WHO and UNICEF)
  • 1997: Mexico (physician for homeless and builders of houses near Tijuana)
  • 1997: Republic of Georgia (S.E.E. and UN humanitarian aid after the breakup of the USSR, teaching surgery and assisting the surgeons there)
  • 2002: Peru (teaching neuro-ophthalmology and orbital disease with Oncology & Infectious Disease)
  • 2002: Galapagos Islands (addressing the blindness in sea lions)
  • 2003: Turkey (teaching about new ideas in pseudotumor cerebri, complications of shunting, optic nerve sheath fenestration)

Services that Dr. Benes provides:

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology diagnosis and management
  • Surgery for Optic Nerve Sheath Decompression
  • Orbital Surgery for Tumors and Grave's Disease
  • Eye muscle and eyelid surgery for paralytic processes, injuries, Grave's disease, myasthenics with fibrosis, congenital and genetic problem

Hospital Affiliations

  • Ohio State University Medical Center
  • Columbus Children's Hospital
  • Grant Medical Center
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital
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