Andrew G. Lee, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology-Blanton Eye Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Lee received his first faculty appointment in 1994 as an Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He became an Associate Professor there in 1998 and a member of the key clinical faculty in the following year. In 2000, Dr. Lee joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA as an Associate Professor and later a full Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery. He serves on the editorial boards of 12 journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, and Eye and is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Academic Ophthalmology. Dr. Lee is a recipient of the Honor Award, Secretariat Award, and Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Resident training is a particular interest of Dr. Lee. He has published several papers on teaching and competency testing methods in ophthalmology residency programs. Dr. Lee joined Houston Methodist Hospital and Research Institute in 2009 and is currently Chair of the Blanton Eye Institute at Houston Methodist Hospital and Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College.

Description of Research

Dr. Lee is interested in optic nerve disorders and, in particular, tumors of the optic nerve. He is involved in ophthalmic graduate medical education and in the teaching and assessing of the ACGME competencies.

Areas Of Expertise

Optic nerve Visual field loss Double vision Nystagmus
Education & Training

Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship, Roanoke Memorial Hospital, an Affiliated Program of the University of Virginia
Publications

Suprasellar meningioma presenting with glaucomatous type cupping
Pellegrini, F, Marullo, M, Zappacosta, A, Liberali, T, Cuna, A & Lee, AG 2020, European Journal of Ophthalmology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1120672120937674

Retrogeniculate Lesion of the Visual Pathways: Retinal Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Shows Evidence of Transsynaptic Retrograde Degeneration
Pellegrini, F, Interlandi, E, Pichi, F & Lee, AG 2020, Neuro-Ophthalmology, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 114-117. https://doi.org/10.1080/01658107.2019.1617748

Posterior Cortical Atrophy: Characteristics From a Clinical Data Registry
Olds, JJ, Hills, WL, Warner, J, Falardeau, J, Alasantro, LH, Moster, ML, Egan, RA, Cornblath, WT, Lee, AG, Frishberg, BM, Turbin, RE, Katz, DM, Charley, JA & Pelak, VS 2020, Frontiers in Neurology, vol. 11, 358. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2020.00358

Familial Cavernous Hemangioma
Torres, G, Kini, AT, Al Othman, B & Lee, AG 2020, Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 262-264. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000000778

Checkerboard Visual Field Defect in Occipital Stroke
Kamal, S, Al Othman, BA, Kini, AT & Lee, AG 2020, Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. e13-e14. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000000892

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Anemia: A Matched Case-Control Study
Lin, WV, Berry, S, Nakawah, MO, Sadaka, A & Lee, AG 2020, Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 163-168. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000000872

Infectious keratitis as the presenting sign of giant cell arteritis
Kamal, S, Al Othman, B, Kini, A, Beaver, HA, Chaudhry, I, Prospero Ponce, CM, Chévez-Barrios, P & Lee, AG 2020, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2020.02.003

Transient vision loss after optic nerve sheath fenestration
Al Othman, B, Raabe, J, Malik, AI, Li, HK, Kini, A & Lee, AG 2020, Orbit (London), vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 217-220. https://doi.org/10.1080/01676830.2019.1668433

Vertebrobasilar ischemia (VBI) related neuro-ophthalmic syndromes after routine activities involving hyperextension or rotation of the neck (hairdresser syndrome)
Go, JA, Al Othman, B, Kini, A, Beaver, HA & Lee, AG 2020, Eye (Basingstoke), vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 901-905. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41433-019-0611-z

Comment on: A trial of a mechanical device for the treatment of blepharospasm
Go, JA, Anderson, AN, Kini, A, Al Othman, B & Lee, AG 2020, Eye (Basingstoke), vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 982-983. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41433-019-0621-x

Corneal Involvement in Wallenberg Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review
Pellegrini, F, Interlandi, E, Cuna, A, Mandarà, E & Lee, AG 2020, Neuro-Ophthalmology, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 54-58. https://doi.org/10.1080/01658107.2019.1602147

Dilated orbital vein causing Valsalva-induced proptosis
Wang, R, Al Othman, B, Kini, A & Lee, AG 2020, Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 281-282. https://doi.org/10.1080/08998280.2020.1727708

Atypical presentations of intracranial dysgerminoma mimicking central nervous system inflammatory or demyelinating disease
Zhou, Y, Vickers, A, Chan, NCY, Chan, CKM, Urias, E, Lee, AG, Lo, SSM & Trivedi, D 2020, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 159-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2019.07.018

Repetitive Subconcussive Head Impact and Neuro-ophthalmology
Bhat, N, Harish Bindiganavile, S & Lee, AG 2020, JAMA ophthalmology, vol. 138, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.6140

Rapid same-day resolution of internuclear ophthalmoplegia in Wernicke encephalopathy following parenteral high dose thiamine
Winters, J, Niespodzany, E, Kini, TA, Othman, BA & Lee, AG 2020, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. e69-e70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2019.07.007

Vertical Meridian Sparing Homonymous Hemianopia due to an Occipital Infarct
Young, JE, Al Othman, B, Kini, AT & Lee, AG 2020, Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. e5-e6. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000000889

Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia as the Presenting Sign of Giant Cell Arteritis
Jensen, GL, Al Othman, B, Kini, A, Prospero Ponce, CM & Lee, AG 2020, Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 92-94. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000000843

Origins of Cerebral Edema: Implications for Spaceflight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome
Galdamez, LA, Brunstetter, TJ, Lee, AG & Tarver, WJ 2020, Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 84-91. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000000852

Effect of Positioning on Intracranial Pressure: Response
McClelland, CM, Van Stavern, GP, Lee, AG & Lueck, CJ 2020, Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 138-140. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNO.0000000000000881

Spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS) and the neuro-ophthalmologic effects of microgravity: a review and an update
Lee, AG, Mader, TH, Gibson, CR, Tarver, W, Rabiei, P, Riascos, RF, Galdamez, LA & Brunstetter, T 2020, npj Microgravity, vol. 6, no. 1, 7. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41526-020-0097-9

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