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Massof, Robert W.

Massof, Robert

Professor of Ophthalmology & Neuroscience
Low Vision & Vision Rehabilitation Service

The Wilmer Eye Institute
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Robert W. Massof, Ph.D., is Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He is founder and Director of the Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center, a division of the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Massof received his Ph.D. in Physiological Optics from Indiana University in 1975. Dr. Massof’s research areas include health outcomes measurements, clinical and basic vision psychophysics, physiological optics, and psychometrics.  His work has been supported by grants from the National Eye Institute, the National Institute on Aging, the National Science Foundation, NASA, the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, the Multiple District 22 Lions Vision Research Foundation, and several different corporations and private foundations.  Dr. Massof is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and has served on the Society's Board of Directors.  He also is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.  He has authored more than 190 published scientific papers and book chapters, edited a book on low vision policy and service delivery issues, and holds five patents and three software copyrights on instruments that he developed.  Dr. Massof founded and directed a collaboration of The Johns Hopkins University, NASA, and the VA to develop the Low Vision Enhancement System, called "LVES" ("Elvis").  This work was recognized with numerous awards, including the Popular Mechanics Design and Engineering Award and the NASA Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer. Among Dr. Massof's other awards for his low vision research are the Alfred W. Bressler Prize in Vision Science from the Jewish Guild for the Blind, the Pisart Vision Award from Lighthouse International, the American Academy of Optometry’s William Feinbloom Award, the Alcon Research Institute Award, and the Research to Prevent Blindness Senior Scientific Investigator Award.

Read Dr. Massof'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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