Burton J. Kushner

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Burt Kushner is an American pediatric ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of strabismus. Kushner's contributions include demonstration of improved visual fields of patients following strabismus surgery, elucidation of torsional contribution to patients with diplopia, corticosteroid treatment of periocular capillary hemangioma, and novel hypotheses on the mechanism of "overacting" extraocular muscles.


Kushner graduated from the Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1969, and subsequently completed his internship at Evanston Hospital, ophthalmology residency at University of Wisconsin–Madison Hospital and fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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