Courtney E. Francis, M.D.
Dr. Francis is a UW assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology. She is a clinician educator whose primary clinical interest is neuro-ophthalmology. She also cares for adult patients with strabismus. She is the director of the clerkship program for medical students.
Dr. Francis enjoys educating her patients on their diagnoses and making them active participants in their medical care.
Dr. Francis specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. She treats patients with optic neuropathies, cranial nerve palsies, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, tumors involving the visual pathways, in addition to patients with systemic diseases such as multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and Grave’s disease. She offers both medical and surgical treatments for adult strabismus.
Baking, hiking/exploring the northwest with her husband and two dogs.
- Optic neuropathies
- Adult strabismus/cranial nerve palsies
- Idiopathic intracranial hypertension/papilledema
- Pupillary abnormalities
- Benign essential blepharospasm/hemifacial spasm
- Tumors involving the visual pathways
- Multiple sclerosis
- Myasthenia gravis
- Thyroid eye disease
- Ophthalmologic manifestations of multiple sclerosis
- Cranial nerve palsies
Dr. Francis teaches residents and medical students how to evaluate and treat patients with neuro-ophthalmologic disorders and also trains residents in strabismus surgery.
Eye Care (Ophthalmology), Multiple Sclerosis, Pituitary Disorders
|Baystate Medical Center
|University of Alabama, Birmingham
|Doheny Eye Institute/USC
|Univ. of Rochester SOM
|American Board of Ophthalmology
Eye Center at UWMC
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 N.E. Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195