Rudrani Banik, MD, is a Board-certified Ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained Neuro-Ophthalmologist. She has expertise in a wide range of conditions affecting vision including: dry eye, digital eye strain, blue light, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. She performs cataract and laser surgeries and has extensive experience with medical and cosmetic Botox.

As a Neuro-Ophthalmologist, Dr. Banik also manages migraine, headache, double vision, optic neuritis, optic neuropathy, swelling of the optic nerve, double vision, ocular myasthenia gravis, brain tumors or stroke affecting vision, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), unexplained visual loss, and facial spasms.

In addition, Dr. Banik has specialized training in Functional Medicine with Institute for Functional Medicine. She applies principles of nutrition, combined with supplements, essential oils, and lifestyle strategies for the benefit of her patients. She integrates this Functional Medicine approach with traditional medical approaches to treat chronic diseases of the visual system and brain.

Dr. Banik has 13 years of training at some of the finest medical and eye institutes in the country. She graduated with a B.A with Honors and M.D. from Brown University. She trained in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, followed by Ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine. She completed her fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins.

She has served on full-time faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

Dr. Banik is currently in private practice based on the Upper East Side in New York City. She is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine. Dr. Banik is actively involved in teaching residents and serves as principal investigator for 6 multi-centered clinical trials in neuro-ophthalmology.

She has authored numerous articles and has presented at national and international meetings. She is a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology’s Exam Development Committee and helps to set the standards for Board certification in her field.

Dr. Banik is proud to bring more than 20 years of experience and her extensive knowledge of the eye and brain, combined with a holistic approach, to her own practice. She is excited to partner with patients with the goal of not only improved visual function, but also better health and quality of life.

Private Facebook groups:

EnVision Health

Eye on Migraine

Instagram: @dr.ranibanik

Youtube Channel Rudrani Banik, M.D.

*I have 2 video educational series called EnVision Health and Migraine Minute.

Also, if anyone is interested in more migraine information, I have a Migraine Resources page on my website which has 2 videos, the supplements and essential oils I recommend, FL-41 tinted glasses, and a screen filter app for light sensitivity.

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