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Lakshmi Leishangthem, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
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UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-8051
Phone: 8606793540


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Dr. Leishangthem is a board-certified neurologist with overseas training in ophthalmology, specializing in visual problems related to complex diseases of the eye, brain, nerves, and muscles.

MBBSPt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical CollegeMedicine and Surgery

Post-Graduate Training
ResidencyKasturba Medical CollegeOphthalmology
ResidencyAlakh Nayan Mandir Eye InstituteOphthalmology
FellowshipAravind Eye HospitalLasers in Diabetic Retinopathy Management
ResidencyAlbert Einstein Medical CenterInternal Medicine
ResidencyAlbert Einstein Medical CenterNeurology (Chief Resident, 2018-2019)
FellowshipStanford UniversityNeuro-Ophthalmology
  • Abnormal Eye Movements
  • Myasthemia Gravis
  • Optic Nerve Problems
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Unexplained Visual Loss
  • Unequal Pupil Size
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Transient Visual Loss
  • Eyelid Abnormalities
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Ophthalmology Dept Medical Student Education Committee. Development of an ophthalmology-focused learning course within UConn's Online Husky CT Learning Management System, tailored specifically to cater to the educational needs of medical studentsEducation CommitteeCo-Chair/ MentorUConn HealthUniversity2023
American Academy of NeurologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2017
American Medical AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2015
Delhi Ophthalmic SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2006
All India Ophthalmic SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2006
All India Medical SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2003

Journal Articles


  • Comparison of visual function and retinal structure between phases of multiple sclerosis. Investigative Ophthalmology and visual sciences.
    Yarp J, Khushzad F, Leishangthem L, Mahesh V, Tomczak A, Han M, Kipp L, Moss H Meeting Abstract ARVO June 2020
  • Novel microscopic foveal pit pathology in multiple sclerosis revealed with adaptive optics ophthalmoscopy. Investigative Ophthalmology and visual sciences
    Hargrave A, Sredar N, Razeen M, Khushzad F, Yarp J, Leishangthem L, Tomczak A, Kipp L, Han M, Kowalski B, Dubra A, Moss, Heather Meeting Abstract June 2020 ARVO

Case Reports


  • A Clinical study of ocular trauma of all ages presenting at Alakh Nayan Mandir Eye Institute, 2008
    2008 Jan;




Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Missing piece of the puzzlePoster49th Annual NANOS Meeting2023Orlando , FL
Malignant Optic Gliomas Of Adulthood: A Rare Entity With An Atypical Visual Field Presentation.Poster49th Annual NANOS Meeting2023Orlando, FL
COVID Booster CAN-O-MadnessPoster49th Annual NANOS Meeting2023Orlando , FL
Weight Loss Resource Utilization in a Cohort of Patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.Poster49th Annual NANOS Meeting2023Orlando, FL
Neurosyphilis: Still a Great Imitator (Poster)PosterNorth American Neuro-ophthalmology Society Conference Feb 12th2022Feb 12-17, Texas
A blur during a progesterone peakPoster146th Annual meeting of the American Neurological Association2021Virtual ANA 2021 Conference
Unilateral third nerve palsy as presenting symptom of multiple sclerosisPoster146th Annual meeting of the American Neurological Association2021AAN virtual meeting
Comparison of visual function and retinal structure between phases of multiple sclerosisPosterARVO Annual Meeting 2020, Baltimore2020ARVO Annual Meeting 2020, Baltimore
Extra-orbital Manifestations of MOGADPosterNorth American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 46th Annual Meeting.2020Florida.
Visual function and retinal structure differences between relapsing remitting and secondary progressive multiple sclerosisPosterNorth American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 46th Annual Meeting2020Florida