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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.

M.B.B.S.Pt. 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
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

  • Optic atrophy secondary to minocycline-induced idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
    Paramo, Ricky; Leishangthem, Lakshmi BMJ case reports 2023 Mar;16(3):
  • Genomic sequencing of a pregnancy associated symptomatic meningioma of the diaphragma sellae: a case report.
    Leclair, Nathan K; Lambert, William A; Wu, Qian; Wolansky, Leo; Becker, Kevin; Li, Lei; Leishangthem, Lakshmi; Bulsara, Ketan R British journal of neurosurgery 2022 Jan;1-5
  • Reversal of Iris Heterochromia in Adult-Onset Acquired Horner Syndrome.
    Padungkiatsagul, Tanyatuth; Leishangthem, Lakshmi; Moss, Heather E Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 2021 Jun;41(2):e230-e231
  • Ultra-widefield Fundus Image in Oculocutaneous Albinism.
    Padungkiatsagul, Tanyatuth; Leishangthem, Lakshmi; Moss, Heather E JAMA ophthalmology 2020 Sep;138(9):e200864
  • A tearfully painful darkness.
    Leishangthem, Lakshmi; Beres, Shannon; Moss, Heather E; Chen, John Survey of ophthalmology 6/12/2020 66(3):543-549
  • Insights into the unique genomics features of a symptomatic diaphragm sellae meningioma in pregnancy: A case report
    Nathan K. Leclair , William A. Lambert, Qian Wu, Leo Wolansky, Kevin Becker, Lei Li, Lakshmi Leishangthem and Ketan R. Bulsara BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY Accepted 27 December 2021 Not in print yet
  • Isolated Third Nerve Palsy as Presenting Symptom in Multiple Sclerosis Relapse Submitted Oct 21, 2022 Under Review
    Ricky Paramo Lakshmi Leishangthem (Corresponding Author) Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.
  • Optic atrophy secondary to Minocycline-Induced Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. BMJ Case Reports. Submitted 10/30/2022.
    Ricky Paramo Lakshmi Leishangthem (Corresponding Author) British Medical Journal Case Reports Submitted 10/30/2022 Under Review



Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
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