Ryan D. Walsh, MD

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Neurology, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology
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Vision Services - Froedtert Hospital 414-955-2020
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As a neuro-ophthalmologist, I specialize in visual issues arising from the brain and its connections with the eyes. I think it is imperative for a physician to be a good listener, as the key to the right diagnosis can often be discovered in the story that only the patient can provide.

As a neuro-ophthalmologist, I specialize in visual issues arising from the brain and its connections with the eyes. I think it is imperative for a physician to be a good listener, as the key to the…
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Dr. Ryan D. Walsh is a board-certified neurologist who is fellowship-trained in neuro-ophthalmology. This subspecialty of both neurology and ophthalmology focuses on disorders of vision and eye movements related to the nervous system. Dr. Walsh earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then completed a transitional year internship and a neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Following his residency, Dr. Walsh pursued subspecialty training, completing a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Walsh joined the Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2012, and he strives to provide professional, compassionate, excellent care to each and every patient he serves.


Treatment & Services

Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Diagnosis and Management of Neuro-Ophthalmic Conditions

Diseases & Conditions

Cerebral Causes of Vision Loss
Cranial Nerve Disorders
Double Vision
Eye Movement Abnormalities
Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION)
Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
Optic Nerve Disorders
Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC)

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Vision Services - Froedtert Hospital

Education & Training

Georgetown University School of Medicine - Washington - DC - Doctor of Medicine - (2007)

Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville - FL - Internship - (2007-2008)

Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville - FL - Residency, Neurology - (2008-2011)

University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Fellowship, Neuro-ophthalmology - (2011-2012)

Board Certifications


Patient Reviews

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I appreciated that the assistant and doctor had prepared by looking at my chart prior to appointment, and they respected my reaction to hand sanitizer by doing hand washing instead of using sanitizer.
He was exceptionally good at explaining my condition
My appointment experience was very helpful, informative and supportive.
Dr. Walsh was fantastic
The teams that I have worked with to this point have been very nice to me and I would come back to work with them again in a heart beat. The nurses have been outstanding and kind, I love working with them very much.
Dr. Walsh was exceptional in his explanations. Thorough and clear.Lack of parking!
Great experience! Took the time to answer my questions in depth.
Everything went smooth and I was informed on what tests I was going to get
I was impressed with the professionalism that the entire team exhibited.
Everyone was very nice amd caring.
Best diagnosis of the problem we have had by any eye doctor to date
Dr. Walsh is amazing! You can tell he is very smart in his field of work but also takes the time to get to know patients and speaks clearly to where you understand! We appreciate his care for his daughter.
Dr Walsh and staff was very professional in caring for me ,I really commend Dr Walsh for beening on top of my issues in a big way, thank you Dr Walsh and Staff.
It is obvious that Dr Walsh is an exceedingly brilliant diagnostician. He was able to explain complicated information clearly and Compassionately. I am grateful.
I was very impressed with Dr. Walsh
Dr Walsh's diagnostic abilities resulted in a comprehensive analysis of problems no other ophthalmologist was able to figure out in the last 6 months.He provided a treatment protocol for follow- up so that my local optometrist can prescribe appropriate glasses.
I received the most thorough explanation of what the nature of my issue is in the 40+ years I've had it! I am very grateful for the help I received from Dr. Walsh in understanding my condition.
Nothing else. I was given excellent attention and care.
Thank you so much for you so important work
Dr. Walsh explained my eye condition very thoroughly. I am extremely pleased with his medical care and professionalism.
Dr. Walsh and his staff was attentive, thorough, and professional. I left feeling confident about his diagnosis plan forward.
The provider was outstanding and very much appreciated the explanation for treatment. The provider was top notch! Highly recommend
All of the staff I encountered from reception to Dr Walsh himself were pleasant and friendly. Great experience.
My appointments with Dr. Ryan Walsh are always very beneficial and well worth the time spend. His Tech, Brian, was very good and provided very good care before Dr. Walsh came in. It was a good appointment.
Actually this would be the first group of medical professionals, I wish I could have in my every day life with Vascular EDS. The way everyone cared. The nurse was fantastic with making me feel accounted and heard, (the breathing and relaxation talk before the Blood Pressure read really made my actual health feel accounted for. This had to be my first doctor to sit and actually explain everything out without me even having to ask. He even addressed all of my concerns in his summary, again, without questions. I felt so taken care of. It actually inspires me for the medical field. Thank you guys for the being the first team in my ever lasting issues of coming out of a childhood basement dwelling, that made me feel listened to, and taken care of. I would recommend no other place for someone with serious health concerns to make sure theyre are themselves, being treated with care. Like they are still human beings. Thank you.
I already made a referral to one of my friends who needs to see the neuro-ophthalmologist. I received excellent care.
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