Jonathan C. Horton, MD, PhD

Pediatric ophthalmologist

Dr. Jonathan C. Horton specializes in adult neuro-ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology.

Horton earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where he also earned a doctorate in neurobiology. He did his residency training in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and his training in ophthalmology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He completed fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology at UCSF.


Pediatric Ophthalmology
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, Suite M5324
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2800

Conditions & Treatments

  • Age-related Macular Degeneration
  • Amblyopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Keratitis
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataracts
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Eye Motility Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyperopia
  • Myopia
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Melanoma
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Strabismus
  • Uveitis

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Harvard Medical School 1984


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Ophthalmology 1989


UCSF, Neuro-opthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Adams DL, Rapone BC, Economides JR, Horton JC. Spontaneous Reattachment of the Medial Rectus After Free Tenotomy. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2018 May 29; 1-4.
  2. Economides JR, Adams DL, Horton JC. Reply. Ophthalmology. 2018 Feb; 125(2):e13.
  3. Horton JC, Barkovich AJ. Bilateral Optic Disc Pits With Posterior Pituitary Ectopia. J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 12; 37(4):401-402.
  4. 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.
  5. Adams DL, Economides JR, Horton JC. Incomitance and Eye Dominance in Intermittent Exotropia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 08 01; 58(10):4049-4055.
  6. Horton JC. Invited Commentary: Ganglion Cell Complex Measurement in Compressive Optic Neuropathy. J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 03; 37(1):13-15.
  7. 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.
  8. Economides JR, Adams DL, Horton JC. Capturing the Moment of Fusion Loss in Intermittent Exotropia. Ophthalmology. 2017 Apr; 124(4):496-504.
  9. 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.
  10. Guterman EL, Botelho JV, Horton JC. Diagnosis of Tensilon-Negative Ocular Myasthenia Gravis By Daily Selfie. J Neuroophthalmol. 2016 09; 36(3):292-3.
  11. Adams DL, Economides JR, Horton JC. Cortical Representation of a Myopic Peripapillary Crescent. Ophthalmology. 2016 07; 123(7):1494-9.
  12. Economides JR, Adams DL, Horton JC. Variability of Ocular Deviation in Strabismus. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan; 134(1):63-9.
  13. 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.
  14. Horton JC, Miller S. Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Epidemic Adenoviral Keratoconjunctivitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug; 133(8):960-1.
  15. Horton JC, Parker AB, Botelho JV, Duncan JL. Spontaneous Regeneration of Human Photoreceptor Outer Segments. Sci Rep. 2015 Jul 27; 5:12364.
  16. 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.
  17. Horton JC. In-flight emergency. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Mar; 65(3):345.
  18. Horton JC, Douglas VC, Cha S. Reduced apparent diffusion coefficient in neuromyelitis optica-associated optic neuropathy. J Neuroophthalmol. 2015 Mar; 35(1):101-2.
  19. 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.
  20. Horton JC. Confusion between bitemporal hemianopia and cecocentral scotoma. J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 Dec; 34(4):428.

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