Emily Guo, O.D. joined Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine in November as an assistant faculty of ophthalmology. Dr. Guo specializes in the diagnosis and management of a variety of ocular diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, cataracts and dry eyes. She sees patients at Wilmer’s Odenton location.
What attracted you to the field of optometry?
Our eyes may not be the window to our soul, but a comprehensive eye exam can provide vital information about our overall health. Many systemic conditions such as diabetes, inflammatory disorders or brain tumors can manifest as signs or symptoms in the eyes. Realizing and learning how much information an eye exam can provide regarding a patient’s health is what drew me to the field of optometry.
What drew you to Wilmer?
Wilmer Eye Institute’s reputation as a world-renowned eye care center drew me to apply for an open position. Working at Wilmer brings the opportunity to work with other highly-qualified providers in the field who are passionate about what they do. I am excited to be joining this team and working in an environment that encourages continued growth and education.
Where do you see opportunities for advancement or innovation in your specialty?
Optometry is a young profession compared to other medical fields. There is still so much room for growth within the profession, whether it is increased scope of practice, new equipment to better detect ocular conditions, or new medications to better treat conditions, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration.