Jonathan C. Horton, MD, PhD

Pediatric ophthalmologist

Dr. Jonathan C. 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.


Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic
8 Koret Way
San Francisco, CA 94143-0644
Phone: (415) 476-7176
Fax: (415) 476-8309

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

  • Acromegaly
  • Amblyopia
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Blepharospasm
  • Double Vision
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Disorders
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Microvascular Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuropathology
  • Optic Nerve Sheath Meningiomas
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Papilledema
  • Pituitary Adenomas
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Ptosis
  • Pupillary Abnormalities
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Visual Cortical Stroke
  • Visual Fields

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Harvard Medical School 1984


Georgetown University Hospital, Ophthalmology 1989


UCSF, Neuro-opthalmology/Pediatric Ophthalmology

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Horton JC, Barkovich AJ. Bilateral Optic Disc Pits With Posterior Pituitary Ectopia. J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 12; 37(4):401-402.
  2. Economides JR, Rapone BC, Adams DL, Horton JC. Normal Topography and Binocularity of the Superior Colliculus in Strabismus. J Neurosci. 2018 Jan 03; 38(1):173-182.
  3. Adams DL, Economides JR, Horton JC. Incomitance and Eye Dominance in Intermittent Exotropia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 08 01; 58(10):4049-4055.
  4. Horton JC. Invited Commentary: Ganglion Cell Complex Measurement in Compressive Optic Neuropathy. J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 03; 37(1):13-15.
  5. Horton JC, Fahle M, Mulder T, Trauzettel-Klosinski S. Adaptation, perceptual learning, and plasticity of brain functions. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017 Mar; 255(3):435-447.
  6. Economides JR, Adams DL, Horton JC. Capturing the Moment of Fusion Loss in Intermittent Exotropia. Ophthalmology. 2017 Apr; 124(4):496-504.
  7. Economides JR, Adams DL, Horton JC. Normal correspondence of tectal maps for saccadic eye movements in strabismus. J Neurophysiol. 2016 Dec 01; 116(6):2541-2549.
  8. Guterman EL, Botelho JV, Horton JC. Diagnosis of Tensilon-Negative Ocular Myasthenia Gravis By Daily Selfie. J Neuroophthalmol. 2016 09; 36(3):292-3.
  9. Adams DL, Economides JR, Horton JC. Cortical Representation of a Myopic Peripapillary Crescent. Ophthalmology. 2016 07; 123(7):1494-9.
  10. Economides JR, Adams DL, Horton JC. Variability of Ocular Deviation in Strabismus. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan; 134(1):63-9.
  11. Han SJ, Magill ST, Tarapore PE, Horton JC, McDermott MW. Direct visualization of improved optic nerve pial vascular supply following tuberculum meningioma resection: case report. J Neurosurg. 2016 Sep; 125(3):565-9.
  12. Horton JC, Miller S. Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Epidemic Adenoviral Keratoconjunctivitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug; 133(8):960-1.
  13. Horton JC, Parker AB, Botelho JV, Duncan JL. Spontaneous Regeneration of Human Photoreceptor Outer Segments. Sci Rep. 2015 Jul 27; 5:12364.
  14. 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 01; 113(9):3337-44.
  15. Horton JC. In-flight emergency. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Mar; 65(3):345.
  16. Horton JC, Douglas VC, Cha S. Reduced apparent diffusion coefficient in neuromyelitis optica-associated optic neuropathy. J Neuroophthalmol. 2015 Mar; 35(1):101-2.
  17. Adams DL, Economides JR, Horton JC. Co-localization of glutamic acid decarboxylase and vesicular GABA transporter in cytochrome oxidase patches of macaque striate cortex. Vis Neurosci. 2015; 32:E026.
  18. Horton JC. Confusion between bitemporal hemianopia and cecocentral scotoma. J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 Dec; 34(4):428.
  19. 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.
  20. Economides JR, Adams DL, Horton JC. Eye choice for acquisition of targets in alternating strabismus. J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 29; 34(44):14578-88.

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