Solving the Mystery of Thyroid Eye Disease

How does a malfunctioning thyroid gland wreak havoc on the eyes? Fatemeh Rajaii is focused on finding out.

Fatemeh Rajaii in her lab

Articles in this Issue

  • A Patient's Transformative Treatment for Thyroid Eye Disease

    A new medication is a game changer for patients who suffer from thyroid eye disease.

    Elizabeth DuPont Spencer and Nicholas Mahoney
  • When an Eye Exam Yields a Lifesaving Discovery

    An eye injury led Wilmer doctors to an alarming diagnosis — and ultimately a path to saving a young man’s vision and his life.

    Jeff Stevenson and his family
  • 'Like a Miracle'

    Bill Roeting’s head pain took him on a long and arduous journey — ultimately landing him at Wilmer, where a team of our doctors found the solution to his life-threatening medical mystery.

    Bill Roeting and Sezen Karakus
  • A National Resource

    Meghan Berkenstock is leading efforts to establish standards of care for patients experiencing ocular side effects from immunotherapy.

    Meghan Berkenstock
  • Shaking Up the Status Quo

    Wilmer faculty and trainees are working to expand the ophthalmology pipeline for those who are underrepresented in medicine.

    Above: From left to right, Wilmer residents Anuoluwapo Sopeyin,Leangelo Hall and Elise Mike with Wilmer residency program director Fasika Woreta
  • Better Support for Those with Partial Vision Loss

    Gislin Dagnelie and his team are using technology to help patients better compensate for visual field loss that can accompany stroke.

    Gislin Dagnelie and Arathy Kartha discuss the Street Crossing test for patients with ultra-low vision, part of the Wilmer VR assessment.
  • Patients as Partners

    A team approach helped address ‘a perfect storm’ of problems for Howard Freedman, who established a fellowship at Wilmer aimed at helping more people like him.

    From left to right:Akrit Sodhi, Pradeep Ramulu and Yassine Daoud
  • Wilmer Expands Support for Residents

    Wilmer celebrates a newly renovated and expanded Residents Workroom at the Patient Access Center for the Eye (PACE) clinic.

    From left to right, Wilmer Director Peter J. McDonnell, AssistantChief of Service Kapil Mishra, Residency Director FasikaWoreta, alum Parag Parekh (cutting the ribbon), faculty members Esen Akpek and Henry Jampel at the Residents Workroom dedication
  • A Trailblazer’s Philanthropic Spirit Lives On

    After Dr. Wilmer saved her vision, Aida Breckinridge raised funds to establish the Wilmer Eye Institute. A century later, her spirit lives on in the generosity of those she inspired.

    Aida de Acosta Root Breckinridge
  • The Tradition Continues

    Wilmer board member Jo Merlau knew about the wonderful happenings at Wilmer. As a lifelong marketing professional, she recognized the need to tell the broader world about them.

    From left to right, Tim Thompson, Jo Merlau, Melanie Brown, Amy Entwisle and Mike McElwaine
  • A Champion for Residents

    Cathy Taylor, Wilmer’s residency program coordinator for more than 15 years, is remembered as the ‘beating heart’ of Wilmer’s residency program.

    Cathy Taylor