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Sanford Greenberg Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Sanford Greenberg is 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. Greenberg has diverse business, philanthropic and academic interests. In addition to being on the Wilmer Eye Institute's board of governors, he led the creation in 2012 of the Sanford and Susan Greenberg Prize to End Blindness by 20/20. Greenberg and other major donors to the prize asked the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins to accept $2 million in gold bullion and award it to the person, team or enterprise that does the most to end blindness by the year 2020.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing—and opportunities available to—the nation and the world. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science, engineering, and technology policy; global security and international affairs; the humanities, arts, and education; and American institutions and the public good. 

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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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Dr. Gehlbach Project Selected by Johns Hopkins-Coulter Translational Project Partnership- 06/23/16

Dr. Neil Bressler Speaks at Senate Briefing on Special Diabetes Program- 06/09/16

Dr. Neil Bressler Discusses Blue Light Effects on the Eyes in the Washington Post- 06/02/16

Dr. Arevalo Honored by National Institute of Ophthalmology in Peru- 5/31/16

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- 4/22/16

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

Wilmer Dedicates The Knights Templar Eye Foundation Endowed Professorship Program- 4/19/16

Wilmer Celebrates its Legacy of Leadership in Discovery and Education- 4/19/16

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

Bayer and Wilmer Research Collaboration Highlighted in Associated Press- 4/1/2016

Dr. Neil Bressler Discusses a New Implantable Device that May Replace Reading Glasses- 3/28/16

Dr. Eghrari Receives Grant for Ebola Study- 3/16/2016

Dr. Sheila West to Receive 2016 Joanne G. Angle Award- 3/10/2016

Dr. Judith Goldstein Featured on NPR: How Low Vision Services Can Help Curb Depression in Patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration- 3/2/16

In Memoriam: Irvin P. Pollack- 03/02/2016

Wilmer's Bel Air Office Voted Best Eye Care in Harford County-03/01/2016

Dr. Handa, Dr. Dagnelie, Kemi Adeyemo and Wilmer staff members featured on HBO's Vice documentary series on "Beating Blindness"-02/26/16

Drs. Eghrari, Brady and Burkholder Research How the Ebola Virus Affects the Eye-02/25/16

Dr. Jordan Green Selected to Receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers- 02/19/2016

2015 News

Dr. Donald Zack's Research Featured in The Baltimore Sun - 12/20/2015
Dr. Peter Gehlbach and Dr. Hendrik Scholl Nominated for Physician Awards - 12/16/2015
Dr. Sheila West on the Effects of Climate Change on Eye Health - 12/8/2015
Wilmer's Columbia Office Voted Best Eye Care in Howard County- 12/3/2015
Dr. Donald Zack and Colleagues Grow Retinal Ganglion Cells in Lab - 11/30/2015
Dr. Neil Bressler and Colleagues Publish Study on the Effectiveness of Ranibizumab on Visual Function for Driving in Patients With Diabetic Macular Edema - 11/27/2015
Orioles Pitcher Kevin Gausman Pleased With LASIK Surgery at Wilmer - 11/25/2015
Dr. Laura Ensign Named 2015 Outstanding Young Engineer in Maryland - 11/18/2015
Dr. Christina Prescott Presents Research on Causes of Ocular Trauma - 11/17/2015
Dr. Harry Quigley and Colleagues Publish Study on the Potential Effectiveness of Losartan Treatment in Slowing Progression of Glaucoma - 11/3/2015
Dr. Hendrik Scholl and Dr. Mahmood Shah Launch Clinical Trial to Study Potential Stargardt Therapy - 10/23/2015
Dr. Josephine Owoeye on the Importance of Vision Screenings for Schoolchildren - 10/2/2015
Dr. Michael Repka Comments on Potential Link Between Outdoor Exercise and Prevention of Myopia in Children - 9/28/2015
Wilmer Science Seminar Series 2015-16 Speakers Announced - 9/17/2015
Dr. Peter Gehlbach Receives Local Honors - 8/27/2015
Dr. Michael Repka on Technology's Impact on Children's Vision - 8/10/2015
Dr. James Handa on Delivering the Promise of Medicine at Johns Hopkins - 7/21/2015
Wilmer Faculty Leading Efforts to Study Ebola's Impact on Survivors' Eye Health - 7/13/2015
Dr. Hendrik Scholl Receives ASRS Presidents' Retina Young Investigator Award - 7/13/2015
Wilmer Low Vision Researchers Discover Benefits of Yoga for Visually Impaired - 6/25/2015
Dr. Walter Stark and Dr. Justin Hanes Discuss the Potential of Nanoparticles to Prevent Cornea Transplant Rejection - 6/23/2015
Wilmer Eye Institute and Bayer HealthCare Announce Five-Year Research Collaboration - 6/16/2015
Dr. Pradeep Ramulu and Colleagues Study Rates of Glaucoma Treatments in Medicare Beneficiaries - 6/16/2015
Dr. Akrit Sodhi Receives RPB Award - 6/12/2015
Dr. Megan Collins, Dr. David Friedman and Research Colleagues Examine Link Between Vision and Learning in Baltimore City Schools - 5/27/2015
Dr. Akrit Sodhi and Colleagues Publish Study on New Way of Preventing Diabetes-Associated Blindness - 5/26/2015
Dr. Mary Beth Aronow Explains Phantom Eye Syndrome- 5/21/2015
Wilmer-KKESH Faculty Collaboration Receives ASCRS Award- 5/12/2015
Dr. Noriko Esumi Receives BrightFocus Foundation Award - 5/4/2015
Spotlight on Wilmer Research: Wilmer Research Meeting - 4/3/2015
Wilmer Faculty Member Timothy Friel Featured in ABC Nightline Story on Dangers of Texting While Driving - 3/26/2015
Wilmer's Center for Nanomedicine Discovers Promising Medication Option for Preventing Cornea Transplant Rejection - 3/12/2015
Wilmer Resident Receives ASCRS Foundation Award - 3/3/2015

2014 News

Wilmer's Bel Air Office Voted Best Eye Care in Harford County - 3/2/2015
Dr. Akrit Sodhi Receives ASCI Award - 2/26/2015
Dr. Neil Bressler Helps Lead Discovery on Efficacy and Safety of Drugs Used to Treat Diabetic Macular Edema - 2/20/2015
Wilmer Faculty Members Akrit Sodhi, Debasish Sinha and Bonnielin Swenor Take Part in NAEVR/ARVO Advocacy Day - 2/6/2015
Wilmer's First Argus II Retinal Implant Patient Shares His Journey - 2/4/2015
Wilmer Faculty Publish Study on Google Glass Indirect Ophthalmoscopy - 2/3/2015
Dr. Richard Kolker Publishes E-Book for Ophthalmology Residents on Refraction and Prescribing Glasses - 1/6/2015
Dr. James Handa, Dr. Gislin Dagnelie and the Argus II Retinal Implant Featured on Washington, D.C.'s WUSA-9 - 12/22/2014
Wilmer Researchers Jennifer Elisseeff and Justin Hanes Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
Listen to Dr. Judith Goldstein and IMT Patient Jim Hindman on The Diane Rehm Show -
12/9/2014
Wilmer's Columbia Office Voted Best Eye Care in Howard County - 12/5/2014
Dr. Neil Bressler Honored by AAO With Life Achievement Award - 10/28/2014
Dr. Fernando Arevalo Elected Leader of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology - 10/23/2014
Dr. Judith Goldstein and Colleagues on Factors Contributing to Visual Ability Measures in Patients Seeking Low Vision Services - 10/23/2014
Dr. Neil Bressler Speaks at National Press Club Roundtable Discussion - 9/22/2014
Dr. Barry Blum Honored by SEED School of Maryland - 9/10/2014
Dr. Tiffany Chan Demonstrates Assistive Devices Available for Patients With Chronic Vision Impairment - 9/4/2014
Dr. Peter Campochiaro and Colleagues Identify New Target for Treatment of Abnormal Blood Vessel Leakage - 9/3/2014
Dr. Christopher Brady Awarded Retina Fellows Forum Research Award - 8/19/2014
Dr. Robert Massof Named 2015 Helen Keller Laureate - 8/1/2014
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
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. 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
Dr. Debasish Sinha Receives BrightFocus Foundation Award -4/29/2014
Wilmer Board Chairman Dr. Sanford Greenberg Featured on PBS's Charlie Rose - 4/23/2014
Dr. David Guyton Awarded Parks Medal - 4/21/2014
Scenes From Wilmer's 25th Annual Research Meeting - 4/15/2014
Dr. Peter McDonnell and Dr. Fernando Arevalo Elected to AOI - 4/8/2014
Dr. Derek Welsbie Awarded the 2014 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research - 2/11/2014
Alex Christoff Selected to Give Scobee Lecture - 1/29/2014
Dr. Hendrik Scholl Shares Thoughts on Gene Therapy for Retinal Diseases - 1/17/2014
Dr. Fernando Arevalo Named Ball Professor of Ophthalmology - 1/15/2014
Dr. Jeremy Nathans Receives RPB Research Award - 1/15/2014

2013 News

Wilmer Researchers Discover Many People With Diabetes Lack Awareness of the Importance of Eye Care - 12/19/2013
Dr. Neil Bressler Discusses the Dangers of Toy Lasers on NBC Chicago - 12/12/2013
Dr. Esen Akpek Alerts Colleagues to Symptoms of Sjogren's Syndrome- 12/11/2013
Dr. Michael Grant and Colleagues Link High Volume With Lower Cost in Orbital Trauma Care - 12/3/2013
Dr. Susan Bressler Co-Authors Study on Home Monitoring of AMD Patients - 11/19/2013
Dr. Karen Dunlap Featured in The Baltimore Sun - 11/14/2013
KKESH Study Group Links Popular Laser Toys to Eye Damage- 11/13/2013
Dr. Yassine Daoud's Inspiring Story Chronicled in Johns Hopkins Gazette - 11/11/2013
Dr. Ava Bittner Receives NIH Grant for Research on Acupuncture Treatment - 11/8/2013
Dr. Neil Bressler Shares Expertise With Consumer Reports - 11/5/2013
Dr. Fernando Arevalo Publishes Book on Retinal Diseases - 10/29/2013
Dr. Hendrik Scholl, Dr. Sheila West and Dr. Robert Massof Publish Groundbreaking Book - 10/25/2013
Wilmer Cornea Fellow Allen Eghrari Wins Claes Dohlman Society Award - 10/25/2013
T. Boone Pickens Announces $20 Million Gift to the Wilmer Eye Institute - 10/17/2013
Wilmer and NIH Researchers Identify New Therapeutic Strategy for Eye Diseases - 10/4/2013
Wilmer's Dana Center Receives Hilton Foundation Grant - 9/16/2013
Dr Michael Repka Featured in The Washington Post - 9/10/2013
Dr. Fernando Arevalo Receives Retina Society Award - 9/3/2013
Dr. Peter Campochiaro Teams With Biomedical Engineering to Develop New Delivery Strategy for AMD Drugs - 8/19/2013
Dr. Harry Quigley Wins The Baltimore Sun's Best Garden Contest - 7/14/2013
Wilmer's Dr. Neil Bressler Named Editor of JAMA Ophthalmology - 7/12/2013
Dr. Oliver Schein, Dr. Judith Goldstein and IMT patient Jim Hindman featured on NBC Nightly News - 6/27/2013
Dr. Derek Welsbie Receives RPB Career Development Award - 6/18/2013
Dr. Albert Jun Authors Study on Possible Breakthrough Treatment for Fuchs Dystrophy - 6/18/2013
Dr. Pradeep Ramulu's Research on Vision Loss and Balance Published in JAMA Ophthalmology - 6/12/2013
Dr.Peter McDonnell Elected Board President of NAEVR/AEVR- 5/14/2013
Wilmer Researchers in the Spotlight - 4/17/2013
KKESH Research News, April 2013 - 4/15/2013
Wilmer Eye Institute Bethesda Opening Celebration - 4/11/2013
Implantable Telescope Lens to Treat Macular Degeneration Available at Wilmer - 3/21/2013
Dr. Hendrik Scholl toDirect Study on Stargardt Disease - 3/15/2013
Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Receives FDA Approval - 3/7/2013<
Wilmer Opens New Location in Bethesda - 3/5/2013
Wilmer Professor Alfred Sommer Named Dan David Laureate - 2/15/2013
Wilmer Faculty Member Performs First Retinal Implant Surgery in Middle East - 2/8/2013
Wilmer Faculty Receive Honors Abroad - 2/6/2013
Wilmer Glaucoma Specialists on the Latest in Research and Patient Care - 1/16/2013


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Newsletter of the Wilmer Eye Institute. Published twice each year, Sightline presents news about the patient care, research, and teaching missions of the Institute, and the contributions provided by individuals and foundations to support the Institute's programs and activities.

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Sanford Greenberg Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Gehlbach Project Selected by Johns Hopkins-Coulter Translational Project Partnership- 06/23/16

Dr. Neil Bressler Speaks at Senate Briefing on Special Diabetes Program- 06/09/16

Dr. Neil Bressler Discusses Blue Light Effects on the Eyes in the Washington Post- 06/02/16

Dr. Arevalo Honored by National Institute of Ophthalmology in Peru- 5/31/16

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

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