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Jonathan Horton, Ph.D., M.D.


Dr. Jonathan Horton specializes in ophthalmology and neurology. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where he also received a doctorate degree in neurobiology. He went on to do his residency training in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and his training in ophthalmology at Georgetown University Hospital. Horton completed fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is a professor of ophthalmology, neurology and physiology.


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Hours: Monday to Friday
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Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic
8 Koret Way
San Francisco, CA 94143-0644
Dr. Jonathan Horton: (415) 476–7176
Dr. Creig Hoyt: (415) 514–6900
Fax (Horton) : (415) 476–8309
Fax (Hoyt) : (415) 514–6904

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Harvard Medical School 1984


Massachusetts General Hospital, Ophthalmology 1989


UCSF, Neuro-opthalmology/Pediatric Ophthalmology

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Horton JC, Miller S. Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Epidemic Adenoviral Keratoconjunctivitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug 1; 133(8):960-1.
  2. Horton JC, Parker AB, Botelho JV, Duncan JL. Spontaneous Regeneration of Human Photoreceptor Outer Segments. Sci Rep. 2015; 5:12364.
  3. Adams DL, Economides JR, Horton JC. Contrasting effects of strabismic amblyopia on metabolic activity in superficial and deep layers of striate cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2015 May; 113(9):3337-44.
  4. Horton JC, Douglas VC, Cha S. Reduced apparent diffusion coefficient in neuromyelitis optica-associated optic neuropathy. J Neuroophthalmol. 2015 Mar; 35(1):101-2.
  5. Horton JC. In-flight emergency. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Mar; 65(3):345.
  6. Horton JC. Confusion between bitemporal hemianopia and cecocentral scotoma. J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 Dec; 34(4):428.
  7. Desai SJ, Lawton MT, McDermott MW, Horton JC. Vertical diplopia and ptosis from removal of the orbital roof in pterional craniotomy. Ophthalmology. 2015 Mar; 122(3):631-8.
  8. Economides JR, Adams DL, Horton JC. Eye choice for acquisition of targets in alternating strabismus. J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 29; 34(44):14578-88.
  9. Horton JC. Acetazolamide for pseudotumor cerebri: evidence from the NORDIC trial. JAMA. 2014 Apr 23-30; 311(16):1618-9.
  10. Chan LT, Lynch W, De May M, Horton JC, Miller BL, Rabinovici GD. Prodromal posterior cortical atrophy: clinical, neuropsychological, and radiological correlation. Neurocase. 2015 Feb; 21(1):44-55.
  11. Adams DL, Economides JR, Sincich LC, Horton JC. Cortical metabolic activity matches the pattern of visual suppression in strabismus. J Neurosci. 2013 Feb 27; 33(9):3752-9.
  12. Economides JR, Adams DL, Horton JC. Perception via the deviated eye in strabismus. J Neurosci. 2012 Jul 25; 32(30):10286-95.
  13. Gilbert AL, Dillon WP, Horton JC. Blepharospasm in a patient with pontine capillary telangiectasia. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jul-Aug; 28(4):e92-3.
  14. Yoon MK, Economides JR, Horton JC. Extraocular muscle dynamics in diplopia from enophthalmos. Strabismus. 2011 Dec; 19(4):142-6.
  15. Economides JR, Sincich LC, Adams DL, Horton JC. Orientation tuning of cytochrome oxidase patches in macaque primary visual cortex. Nat Neurosci. 2011 Dec; 14(12):1574-80.
  16. Yoon MK, Horton JC, McCulley TJ. Facial nerve injury: a complication of superficial temporal artery biopsy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Aug; 152(2):251-255.e1.
  17. Adams DL, Economides JR, Jocson CM, Parker JM, Horton JC. A watertight acrylic-free titanium recording chamber for electrophysiology in behaving monkeys. J Neurophysiol. 2011 Sep; 106(3):1581-90.
  18. Horton JC, Yoon MK, Carvalho MD, McLeod SD. Polymerase chain reaction confirmed by immunohistochemistry: a two-pronged diagnostic approach in endophthalmitis. Acta Ophthalmol. 2011 May; 89(3):301-2.
  19. Sincich LC, Jocson CM, Horton JC. V1 interpatch projections to v2 thick stripes and pale stripes. J Neurosci. 2010 May 19; 30(20):6963-74.
  20. Sincich LC, Zhang Y, Tiruveedhula P, Horton JC, Roorda A. Resolving single cone inputs to visual receptive fields. Nat Neurosci. 2009 Aug; 12(8):967-9.

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