Dr. Valerie Biousse, MD

Dr. Valerie Biousse, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Valerie Biousse, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Atlanta, GA. She specializes in ophthalmology.Read her story


Atlanta, GA 30322

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
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Top Care Areas

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Optic Neuritis
very high
more than 94% of peers
more than 80% of peers
Visual Field Defects
more than 49% of peers

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Dr. Biousse's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Biousse "Valérie Biousse, MD, is a professor in the section of neuro-ophthalmology at the Emory Eye Center and in the department of neurology, Emory School of Medicine. She is trained in both neurology and ophthalmology and specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Biousse is a fellow of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and of the French Society of Neurology and a member of the American Neurological Association, and multiple other national and international societies, including the American Academies of Ophthalmology and Neurology, and the American Heart Association. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology. She currently also serves on the board of directors as Vice President of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. She has more than 300 publications, including scientific articles, book chapters and books, including the primary textbook Neuro-Ophthalmology and Walsh & Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 6th Edition, 2005, and the didactic textbook Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated (Thieme, 2009 and 2016 –awarded "best Neurology book of the year" by the British Medical Association in 2016 and received the "PROSE award" from the American Association of Publishers in 2017), a valuable resource for practitioners who have patients with disorders of vision and the brain. Dr. Biousse regularly lectures throughout the world. Her current research focuses on four primary areas: (1) idiopathic intracranial hypertension, (2) the use of non-mydriatic fundus photography for the diagnosis of neuro-ophthalmic disease in various clinical settings, (3) diagnostic errors and referral patterns in neuro-ophthalmology, and (4) ocular manifestations of cerebrovascular diseases."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Biousse "The Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at Emory Eye Center is very specialized and only evaluates patients with neuro-ophthalmic disorders, usually at the request of an ophthalmologist, a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. Dr Biousse specializes in optic nerve disorders and vascular diseases involving the brain and the eyes. Because the neuro-ophthalmologic evaluation is complex and involves numerous tests, patients often stay in our office for 2 or 3 hours. We always send back a very detailed report to the referring providers and we ask that patients bring copies of all their previous medical records and copies of any brain imaging studies (such as CT and MRI scans) so that we can review them at the time of consultation.

There are very few neuro-ophthalmologists in Atlanta and in the state of Georgia. The Emory Neuro-Ophthalmology Service is very busy and covers all Emory affiliated hospitals and emergency departments in Atlanta."


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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

10  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Blindness
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Papilledema
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Field Loss

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


Education data for Dr. Biousse is unavailable at this time.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Biousse has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Biousse's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Biousse to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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Dr. Biousse's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Spent all of 3 minutes with me and said I did not need glasses. Her assistant said I needed glasses. But when I questioned some of the things they were doing and saying Dr. Biousse got frustrated and said you do not need glasses make an appt for a follow up with my assistant or PA for 4 months. Got...more
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