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The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
Founded in 1925 as the nation’s first university eye clinic, the internationally-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute, led by Dr. Peter McDonnell, specializes in the diagnosis and management of complex medical and surgical eye disease, and is the largest research and clinical ophthalmic enterprise in the United States. Our institute is the preeminent provider of routine eye care and refractive, optical, cosmetic, and eye trauma services for the Mid-Atlantic region, and is the only designated eye trauma center in Maryland.
As part of our patient-centered mission, to increase patient access to quality care, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins is now offering same-day appointments.
Meet Our Experts
Meet the experts who deliver superior ophthalmic care through a combination of compassion and cutting-edge research.
Explore our innovative research and revolutionary discoveries that are transforming the field of ophthalmology.
Learn about our premier training programs where future leaders in ophthalmology and the visual sciences are formed.
The Wilmer Difference
Same-day Appointment Success
Since last June, the Wilmer Eye Institute has been offering same-day appointments to every patient and referring physician with much success.
Caring and Compassionate Staff
Meet Bryan Rexroad, one of many outstanding Wilmer call center agents who field more than 35,000 calls per day.
News and Events
Dr. Jeffrey Mumm Takes a Closer Look at How Zebrafish Regenerate Eye Tissue
Dr. Jennifer Elisseef Takes Regenerative Medicine in a Whole New Direction
HopkinsMedicine Magazine profiles the journey of Jennifer Elisseef, Ph.D., from biomedical engineering to ophthalomology to immunology, and how her work is transforming regenerative medicine. Read more.
Dr. Neil Bressler Receives the Prestigious Arnall Patz Medal from the Macula Society
Dr. Fernando Arevalo Receives AAO's Life Achievement Honor Award
Fernando Arevalo, M.D., has earned the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Life Achievement Honor Award for his "longstanding commitment to advancing the profession and positively impacting patients' eye health." Learn more.
New Gene Therapy for Vision Loss Proven Safe in Humans
Dr. Sheila West honored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Sheila West, Ph.D., Pharm. D., was selected as the 2017 International Blindness Prevention Award recipient for her "significant contributions to reducing blindness and/or restoring sight worldwide." Learn more about Dr. West.
Meet Our Experts
Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Tumors | Q&A
Mary Beth Aronow, M.D., retina specialist and ophthalmic oncologist at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, explains how eye tumors are diagnosed and treated.
Leaders in Research | Dr. Jeremy Nathans
Dr. Jeremy Nathans is the 2016 the Beckman-Argyros Award Winner. Dr. Nathans is recognized for his leadership and ground-breaking discoveries that have advanced our understanding of the structure and function of the human retina and the mechanisms of inherited retinal disease.
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