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Priority Research Areas: Opportunities for Donations to Drive Discovery

During the next 5 years, the Glaucoma Center of Excellence (GCE) proposes to develop improvements in the diagnosis and therapy of glaucoma in 3 areas of focus: research, glaucoma care, and education.  The vision for the Center is dramatically to improve the outcome for those affected by glaucoma worldwide by development and implementation of diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Click on the links below to learn more about each priority:

  1. Improving the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma worldwide (Drs. Friedman, Ramulu, and Quigley)

  2. Decreasing the impact of vision damage due to glaucoma on the quality of life of those affected (Drs. Ramulu, Boland, and Jampel)

  3. Developing novel neuroprotective treatments for glaucoma that will complement and extend currently available treatment approaches (Drs. Zack, Quigley, and Welsbie)

  4. Initiating a national Glaucoma Research Network for major clinical studies (Drs. Boland, Friedman, and Ramulu)

  5. Better quantitative risk assessment and use of electronic information systems (Dr. Boland)

  6. Optimized diagnostic testing, visit frequency, and treatments for glaucoma. These will be implemented and evaluated in an ongoing fashion to determine the most cost-effective treatment paradigm (Drs. Jampel, Friedman)

  7. Replacement of lecture format with focused reading, online audio/visual didactic materials, and seminars with measured outcomes for resident training. Online modular learning in custom software to teach diagnostic evaluation and decision-making for glaucoma practitioners internationally (Drs. Ramulu, Quigley).

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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