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Retina Division

The Retina Division treats retina-related disorders and conditions, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, vein occlusion and macular edema.

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diabetic retinopathyConditions We Treat
Our experts treat and manage simple and advanced conditions involving the retina.
division chief Dr. Neil BresslerOur Experts
Meet the renowned team of retina experts who will help find the treatment that is best for you.
Dr. Peter Gehlbach in the lab with a studentOur Research
Explore the groundbreaking research and discoveries that are transforming the study and treatment of retinal diseases.

The Wilmer Eye Institute Difference

Innovative Treatments | Bionic Eye

After a life of deafness and nearly a decade of complete blindness due to Usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa, Adolf Levi, 83, underwent the first bionic eye implant at Wilmer to restore his vision. Hear James Handa, M.D., discuss this extraordinary case.

Dr. Gehlbach in the engineering lab

Our Collaboration | Engineering Better Tools

With generous support for Wilmer's faculty, Peter Gehlbach, M.D., Ph.D., collaborates with the Johns Hopkins' Whiting School of Engineering to develop tools that help microsurgeons to improve precision, efficiency and safety. Learn more.

Retina Faculty in the News

Dr. Neil Bressler Receives the Prestigious Arnall Patz Medal from the Macula Society

The Macula Society awarded Neil Bressler, M.D., with the Arnall Patz Medal for his "outstanding contributions to retinal vascular diseases." Learn more.

Dr. Fernando Arevalo Receives AAO's Life Achievement Honor Award 

Fernando Arevalo, M.D., has earned the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Life Achievement Honor Award for his "longstanding commitment to advancing the profession and positively impacting patients' eye health." Learn more.

New Gene Therapy for Vision Loss Proven Safe in Humans

Johns Hopkins researchers, including Peter Campochiaro, M.D., discover that adding a virus to your eyes may help stop vision loss. Read the press advisory.

Wilmer Study On Americans' Fear of Blindness is Featured in the New York Times

Drs. Adrienne Scott and Neil Bressler published the study, "Public Attitudes About Eye and Vision Health" late last year. Featured in the New York Times, this is the first study to gauge the importance and awareness of eye health across ethnic and racial groups in the US. Learn more.

New Peptide Could Improve Treatment for Vision-Threatening Disease

Johns Hopkins researchers, including Peter Campochiaro, M.D., and Jordan Green, Ph.D., report that a new peptide holds promise for improving treatment for degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy. Learn more.

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