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The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins

The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, founded in 1925, is an internationally-renowned eye institution that specializes in the diagnosis and management of complex medical and surgical eye disease; and serves as a preeminent provider of routine eye care and refractive, optical, cosmetic, and eye trauma services for the Mid-Atlantic region. Wilmer is also recognized as a national leader in research and in the training of medical students, residents, fellows, and ophthalmic technicians. As the largest department of ophthalmology in the United States, the Wilmer Eye Institute has earned recognition for bringing together ophthalmologists and optometrists consistently regarded as being among the finest in the field.

On this website, we provide an overview of the Wilmer Eye Institute's various departments, care providers, and research activities. You will also find information on making appointments at Wilmer, along with directions to our multiple service locations.

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If you need general assistance, please call the Wilmer Call Center at 410-955-5080, or toll free at 1-800-21JOHNS (1-800-215-6467)

Wilmer team cuts patient wait time

Patient Experience

Wilmer Cuts 15 Minutes from Patient Wait Time

Dr. Eric Singman, chief of the General Eye Service at the Wilmer Eye Institute, along with several of his colleagues, participated in the Ambulatory Management Program, which uses the Lean quality improvement methodology to improve patient care and eliminate inefficiencies.

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News and Events

Wilmer Partners in Program to Provide Free Eye Exams and Eyeglasses to Baltimore City Children

A unique partnership between Johns Hopkins University, the Baltimore City Health Department, the Baltimore City Public School System, and the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Vision To Learn will provide free eyeglasses and vision screenings for pre-kindergarteners to eighth-graders in all Baltimore City public schools. The project, Vision for Baltimore, includes a three-year study of how eyeglasses affect reading skills and academic performance.

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Sanford Greenberg Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Sanford Greenberg, chairman of the board of governors of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, a trustee of Johns Hopkins Medicine and a trustee emeritus of the Johns Hopkins University was elected to the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences.

Three Wilmer Faculty Voted Most Influential in Field of Ophthalmology

Dr. Harry Quigley, Dr. Neil Bressler , and Dr. David Friedman appear on The Ophthalmologist's PowerList 2016, identifying the most impactful and influential leaders in the field of ophthalmology today.

Dr. Elia J. Duh is elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Duh researches the molecular mechanisms underlying diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. The ASCI elects new members from several hundred nominations, who are selected for their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research.
KTEF dedication

Wilmer Dedicates The Knights Templar Eye Foundation Endowed Professorship Program

The Knights Templar Eye Foundation Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology was established to support the recruitment of a worldwide leader in the study of neuro-ophthalmic diseases, especially the genetic causes for those diseases.

celebration of science and art

Wilmer Celebrates its Legacy of Leadership in Discovery and Education

Dr. Dominic Lam dedicates an original work of
to pay homage to his mentors, Drs. Wiesel
and Paton, and to celebrate Wilmer's legacy of innovative research, medical discovery, and mentorship of future leaders in the field of ophthalmology.

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Bionic Eye | Adolf's Story

After a life of deafness and nearly a decade of complete blindness due to Usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa, Adolf Levi, 83, underwent the first bionic eye implant at Johns Hopkins Medicine to restore his vision. The tiny implant, which is connected to a camera mounted to a pair of glasses, sends digital signals to the retina that translate a sense of “vision” to the brain. The device is the product of many years of research, development and clinical trials, led in part by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. The procedure will restore Levi’s hope in connecting with a world he’s felt isolated from for so many years.

Sanford Greenberg Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Thorne Appointed President-elect of American Uveitis Society- 5/17/16

Dr. Ingrid Zimmer-Galler Elected to the ATA College of Fellows- 5/13/16

Dr. Arevalo Launches New Book at ARVO 2016- 5/09/16

Dr. Elia J. Duh is elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation- 4/28/16

Dr. Maria Valeria Canto Soler Wins BrightFocus Award for Macular Degeneration Research- 4/27/16

Three Wilmer Faculty Voted Most Influential in Field of Ophthalmology- 4/22/2016

Dr. Pradeep Ramulu Wins Pisart Award for Significant Achievement in Vision Science Research- 4/21/16

Dr. Eghrari Receives Alcon Early Career Research Award- 4/13/16

Dr. Quigley Honored by American Glaucoma Society- 4/11/16

Dr. Ian Pitha Awarded Grants for Glaucoma Research- 4/11/16