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Current Research in Neuro-Ophthalmology

The Neuro-Ophthalmology Division of the Wilmer Eye Institute is working on the following research projects.

  • Assessing the benefit of stem cells in the reversal of visual loss due to optic nerve disease

  • Using various drugs to reduce or prevent visual loss from optic nerve stroke


Ongoing Clinical Trials

Patients interested in enrolling in any of these trials should contact Priscilla Murdock at 410-502-3213 for more information and to determine eligibility.

Proteomics and Genomics of Giant Cell Arteritis: We are conducting proteomic and genomic screening of temporal artery specimens and blood from patients undergoing temporal artery biopsy for suspected GCA to identify potential pathogenic traits or organisms. To date we have identified a possible non-pathogenic bacterium that may be responsible for initiating the inflammatory cascade.

Closing date: June 2014

Celecoxib in Thyroid Eye Disease: To determine the efficacy of celecoxib in preventing disease progression in patients with active, mild-to-moderate thyroid eye disease of less than 6 months duration.

Closing date: August 2015

OCTiMS (OCT in MS): To establish a longitudinal database of RNFL and macular volume data in patients with clinically definite MS and to correlate changes with MRI change and clinical disease activity.

Closing date: July 2017


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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