Susan Benes, MD

  • 262 Neil Avenue
    Suite 210
    Columbus Ohio 43215
    Tel: 614-917-1292

Neuro-Ophthalmology & Orbital Surgery

The Eye Center

262 Neil Ave. Suite 210

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: 614-917-1292

Fax: 614-917-1293

About Dr. Benes

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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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