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Irsch, Kristina

Irsch, Kristina

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).

Work Address

Wilmer 233
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-9237


Business Phone: 443-287-0068
Business Fax: 410-955-0809

Read Dr. Irsch's CV

Dr. Sheila West on the Link Between Smoking and Eye Disease in Women - 7/23/2014

Dr. Pradeep Ramulu and Colleagues Study Relationship Between Vision Loss and Work Status - 7/18/2014

Wilmer Resident Receives Lindstrom Research Grant - 7/11/2014

Four Wilmer Researchers Receive BrightFocus Foundation Awards - 7/10/2014

Dr. Michael Repka Part of Team Researching Telemedicine and ROP - 6/27/2014

Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Featured on WBAL-TV - 6/24/2014

Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Use Human Stem Cells to Create Light-Sensitive Retina in a Dish - 6/10/2014

Wilmer's Division of Ocular Immunology Announces "Living With Uveitis" Support Group - 6/10/2014

Dr. Neil Bressler to Speak on Diabetic Retinopathy at National Eye Health Summit and Webcast - 6/10/2014

Dr. Donald Zack Receives a Research to Prevent Blindness Nelson Trust Award for Retinitis Pigmentosa - 6/9/2014

Dr. Michael Boland Leads Study on Effectiveness of Automated Telecommunication-Based Reminders on Adherence to Glaucoma Medication Dosing - 6/4/2014

Dr. Christina Prescott Discusses Summer Eye Protection on Fox 45 News - 6/1/2014

Dr. Jonathan Song Discusses Treatment Options for Pediatric Cataracts - 5/23/2014

Johns Hopkins' Jordan Green Discusses His Work at Wilmer's Translational Tissue Engineering Center - 5/21/2014

Longtime Wilmer Employee Lillie Alston Honored by Hopkins - 5/19/2014

Dr. Richard Semba: Diets Rich in Antioxidant Resveratrol Fail to Reduce Deaths, Heart Disease or Cancer - 5/12/2014

Dr. Neil Miller Explains Eye Twitching in The Wall Street Journal - 5/12/2014

Dr. Hendrik Scholl Receives ARVO Award - 5/7/2014


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