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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Krieger Children's Eye Center
The Wilmer Eye Institute
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Kristina Irsch, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Krieger Children’s Eye Center at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Irsch came to Johns Hopkins in 2005 as a visiting graduate student from the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Following completion of her PhD in Physics, she completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Johns Hopkins, before joining the faculty in 2010.
Much of her research interest has focused on ophthalmic instrument development, including development of a pediatric vision screening device to detect lazy eye (which causes decreased vision) in children at a very early and still easily curable stage, as well as on disorders of ocular motility.
Dr. Irsch has won several awards throughout her training, including the Young Investigator Award from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, as well as NASA Tech Briefs magazine’s “Create the Future” Design Contest Medical Innovation Award.
She has been an active member in the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the Optical Society of America (OSA), and the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE).
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