Collin McClelland, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences

Collin McClelland

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-4654

Fax 612-626-7882

MD, Saint Louis University

Residency, Washington University (Ophthalmology)

Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania


Dr. McClelland sees patients with a variety of neuro-ophthalmic problems, including double vision, giant cell arteritis, hemifacial spasm/blepharospasm, neuro-ophthalmology, pseudotumor cerebri and strabismus.

Awards & Recognition

University of Minnesota

Top Doctors, Rising Starts Award
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, 2018-2020

Ophthalmology Residency Best Teaching Faculty Award, 2017

Achievement Award for Distinguished Service, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), 2017

Best Doctors in America Award, 2017, 2019-2020

Fellow, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS), 2016

Washington University School of Medicine (Faculty)
Best Doctors in St. Louis Award from physician peers, 2015-2016
Ophthalmology Academic Faculty Teacher of the Year, 2013-2014
Clinical Teacher of the Year: from the medical school class of 2013

The University of Pennsylvania (Fellow)
Excellence in Teaching Award for best teaching by a fellow, 2012

Washington University School of Medicine (Resident)
Ron Burde “Good Egg” Award for commitment to residency program, 2011
Mat Guirgis Award in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 2011

Saint Louis University School of Medicine (Student)
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (A?A), 2007
Paul J. McBryan Award for outstanding service to classmates, 2007
Appointed by administration to deliver class graduation speech, 2007
Class Co-President: Years 1-4, 2003-2007
White Coat Society Scholarship, 2003



      • Liu KC, Bhatti MT, Chen JJ, Fairbanks A, Foroozan R, McClelland CM, Lee MS, Satija CE, Francis CE, Wildes MT, Subramanian PS, Williams ZR, El-Dairi MA. Presentation and Progression of Papilledema in Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis. Accepted to Am J Ophthalmol January 2020.

      • Wagley S, Wang Y, McClelland CM, Lee MS. Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody-positive optic neuritis presenting as idiopathic orbital inflammatory syndrome. Accepted to J Neuroophthalmol December 2019.

      • Melson AT, McClelland CM, Lee MS. Ocular Myasthenia Gravis: Updates on an Elusive Target. Invited review accepted by Curr Opin Neurol December 2019.Mammo DA, Wang Y, Lee MS, Mokhtarzadeh A, Harrison AR, McClelland CM. Spontaneous Globe Luxation Induced Optic Neuropathy. Accepted to J Neuroophthalmol November 2019.

      • Wang Y, McClelland C, Lee S, Lee MS. Pseudotumor cerebri in a transgender woman: case report and literature review. Can J Ophthalmol. 2019 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31879065
      • Jordan MA, Pierpont ME, Johnston RH, Lee MS, McClelland CM. Hereditary angiopathy with nephropathy, aneurysm and muscle cramps (HANAC) syndrome presenting to neuro-ophthalmology with metamorphopsia. J Neuroophthalmol 2019 Dec; 39:506-10. PMID: 31453918
      • Abel A, McClelland CM, Lee MS. Critical review: Typical and atypical optic neuritis. Surv Ophthalmol 2019 Nov-Dec;64:770-9. PMID: 31229520
      • More SS, Beach JM, McClelland C, Mokhtarzadeh A, Vince R. In Vivo Assessment of Retinal Biomarkers by Hyperspectral Imaging: Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2019 Nov 20;10(11):4492-4501. PMID: 31603648
      • Strampe MR, Eldweik L, Chaon BC, Maki S, Wieland T, Satija C, McClelland CM, Lee MS. Retinal Nerve Fibre Layer Thickness Increases with Decreasing Spectralis OCT Signal Strength in Normal Eyes. Neuro-Ophthalmology. 2019 Oct[Epub ahead of print].
      • Beebe JD, Lee MS, McClelland C. Chiasmal and Retrochiasmal Disorders. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2019 Summer;59(3):59-81. PMID: 31233416
      • Kilgore KP, Lee MS, Leavitt JA, Frank RD, McClelland CM, Chen JJ. Response to Correspondence "In Pseudotumor cerebri, hormonal contraception is not associated, and the diagnosis remains as 'Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension'". Am J Ophthalmol. 2019 May 23. PMID: 31130218
      • Wang Y, Mettu P, Broadbent T, Radke P, Firl K, Shepherd JB 3rd, Couch SM, Nguyen A, Henderson AD, McCulley T, McClelland CM, Mokhtarzadeh A, Lee MS, Garrity JA, Harrison AR. Thyroid Eye Disease Presenting with Superior Rectus/Levator Complex Enlargment. Orbit. 2019 May 6:1-8. PMID: 31056988
      • Ismaiel N, Olson J, Zabrowski C, Lee M, McClelland CM. IOL-Induced Extreme Blur to Alleviate Intractable Diplopia Secondary to Dragged-Fovea Diplopia Syndrome. Journal of Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility. 2019 May 22. PMID:31116667.
      • Kattah JC, McClelland C, Zee DS. Vertical nystagmus in Wernicke's encephalopathy: pathogenesis and role of central processing of information from the otoliths. J Neurol. 2019 Apr 26. PMID: 31028542
      • Tran TM, McClelland CM, Lee MS. Diagnosis and Management of Trochleodynia, Trochleitis, and Trochlear Headache. Front Neurol. 2019 Apr 12;10:361. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00361. eCollection 2019. Review.
      • Wang Y, Ryu CL, Mokhtarzadeh A, Lee M, Harrison A, McClelland CM. Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration for Treatment of Retrolaminar Silicone Oil Migration. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Mar/Apr;35(2):e31-e34.
      • Eldweik L, McClelland CM, Stein JD, Blachley TS, Lee MS. Association Between Cycline Antibiotic and Development of Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Mar 21. 
      • Mammo DA, McClelland CM, Chen J, Adams MK, Pulido J, Davies JB. Isolated cilioretinal artery occlusion secondary to perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody vasculitis. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2019 Apr 5:1120672119841541.
      • Kattah JC, McClelland CM, Zee DS. Vertical nystagmus in Wernicke’s encephalopathy: pathogenesis and role of central processing of information from the otoliths. J Neurol. 2019 Apr 26.
      • Ismaiel N, Olson J, Zabrowski C, Lee MS, McClelland CM. IOL-Induced Extreme Blur to Alleviate Intractable Diplopia Secondary to Dragged-Fovea Diplopia Syndrome. J Binocul Vis Ocul Motil. 2019 May 22:1-4. doi: 10.1080/2576117X.2019.1607426. [Epub ahead of print]
      • Kassem A, Karanjia R, McClelland C, Sadun A, Lee MS. Unilateral cone-rod dysfunction and retinal thinning in a child carrying the 14484 mutation of Leber hereditary optic neuropathy. J AAPOS. 2018 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30447424
      • Wang Y, Mcculley TJ, Doyle JJ, Chang J, Lee MS, McClelland CM. Brown Syndrome Following Upper Eyelid Ptosis Repair. Neuroophthalmology. 2018;42(1):49-51.
      • Stunkel L, Kung NH, Wilson B, McClelland CM, Van GP. Incidence and Causes of Overdiagnosis of Optic JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018;136(1):76-81.
      • Merrill KS, Lee MS, McClelland CM. Red Flags in the Assessment of Adult Ophthalmoplegia, Journal of Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility, 2018, 68:1, 20-23, DOI: 10.1080/2576117X.2017.1420134
      • Nolan KW, Lee MS, Jalalizadeh RA, Firl KC, Van stavern GP, McClelland CM. Optic Nerve Head Drusen: The Relationship Between Intraocular Pressure and Optic Nerve Structure and Function. J Neuroophthalmol. 2017.
      • Mashaqi S, Lee M, McClelland C. Obstructive sleep apnea in a patient with bilateral, sequential non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. J Sleep Disor: Treat Care. 2017, 6:3.
      • Mokhtarzadeh A, Maltry A, McClelland C. Waiting to deliver a final diagnosis. Surv Ophthalmol. 2017 Jul-Aug;62(4):583-586.
      • Murray JJ, Nolan KW, McClelland C, Lee MS. Leber hereditary optic neuropathy: visual recovery in a patient with m.3890 point mutation. J Neuroophthalmol. 2017; Jun 37:166-71.
      • McCafferty B, McClelland CM, Lee MS. The diagnostic challenge of evaluating papilledema in the pediatric patient. Taiwan J Ophthalmol. 2017;7:15-21.
      • Bei L, Lee I, Lee MS, Van Stavern GP, McClelland CM. Acute vision loss and choroidal filling delay in the absence of giant-cell arteritis. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016; 10:1573-78.
      • Bucelli R, Lee MS, McClelland CM. Chronic Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia in the Absence of Ptosis..J Neuroophthalmol. 2016 Sep; 36(3): 270-4
      • Mokhtarzadeh A, McClelland C, Lee MS, Smith S, Harrison AR. The bleph and the brain: the effect of upper eyelid surgery on chronic headaches. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Mar 26. [Published ahead of print].
      • Mokhtarzadeh A, McClelland C,Lee MS, Smith S, Harrison AR.The Bleph and the Brain: The effect of upper eyelid surgery on chronic headaches. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg.Accepted for Publication 02/2016.
      • Meyerson C, Van Stavern G, McClelland C. Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy: Current Perspectives.Clinical Ophthalmology.2015; 9: 1165-76. PMID: 26170609
      • Bruce C, McClelland C, Van Stavern GP.Papilledema in an Otherwise Clinically Typical Case of Miller Fisher syndrome.Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology.2015; 50(5): 69-71. PMID:26455984
      • Kung N, Bucelli R, McClelland C, Van Stavern GP.Ocular Neuromyotonia Associated with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy.Neuro-Ophthalmology.2015; 39(5):240-2. DOI:10.3109/01658107.2015.1059464
      • Purgert RJ, Peralta E, McClelland CM, Van Stavern GP.Combined Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy and Hemiretinal Artery Occlusion During Hemodialysis.Can J Ophthalmol. 2015; 50(1): e 19-21. PMID: 25677295
      • Marshall BK, Goel M, Pitha I, Van Stavern GP, McClelland CM.Sequential Episodes of Perioperative Ischemic Optic Neuropathy After Hip Surgery.J Neuroophthalmol. 2014; 34(2):165-8. PMID: 24621863
      • Bisker ER, McClelland CM, Brown LW, Liu GT.The Long-term Outcomes of Ocular Tics in a Pediatric Neuro-ophthalmology Practice.J AAPOS. 2014; 18(1):31-5. PMID: 24568979
      • McClelland CM, Walsh R, Chikwava K, Johnson M, Mattei P, Liu G.Congenital Mydriasis Associated with Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome.J Neuroophthalmol.2013; 33(3):271-5. PMID: 23636104
      • Eftekhari K, McClelland CM, Gausas R, Jian B, Woo J, Volpe N, Tamhankar M.A Case of Extraocular Muscle Enlargement Causing Diplopia: Thinking Beyond Thyroid Disease.J Neuroophthalmol. 2013; 33(2):179-182. PMID: 23681242
      • Walsh RD, Vagefi MR, McClelland CM, Alonso-Basanta M, Newman JG, Farkas T, Tamhankar MA.Primary Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Orbital Apex.Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013: 29(1): 33-35 PMID: 23034685
      • Walsh R, McClelland CM, Galetta S. The neuro-ophthalmic complications of MS. Future Neurol. 2012: 7(6): 679-700.
      • McClelland C, Zaveri M, Walsh R, Fleisher J, Galetta S.Optic perineuritis as the presenting feature of crohn disease.J Neuroophthalmol.2012: 32(4):345-7. PMID: 22777510
      • McClelland CM, Wolf RL, Rassekh CH, Blumberg EA, Grady MS, Livolsi VA, Liu GT.Monocular vision loss and headache in a 60-year-old liver transplant patient.J Neuroophthalmol. 2012;32:167-71. PMID: 22617744
      • McClelland CM, Van Stavern GP, Shepherd JB, Gordon M, Huecker J.Neuroimaging in Patients Referred to a Neuro-ophthalmology Service: The Rates of Appropriateness and Concordance in Interpretation. Ophthalmology. 2012;119:1701-4.PMCID: PMC3394876
      • McClelland CM, Van Stavern G, Tselis AC.Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) Mimicking Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO). J Neuroophthalmol. 2011; 31: 265-268. PMID: 21734595
      • McClelland CM, Harocopos GJ, Custer PL.Periorbital Edema Secondary to Imatinib Mesylate. Clin Ophthalmol. 2010; 4: 427-31. PMCID: PMC2874269


Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology

Clinical Interests

Dr. McClelland sees patients with a variety of neuro-ophthalmic problems, including double vision, giant cell arteritis, hemifacial spasm/blepharospasm, neuro-ophthalmology, pseudotumor cerebri and strabismus.