Andrew Rising Carey, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology


Diabetic Macular Edema, Diabetic Retinopathy, Giant Cell Arteritis, Macular Degeneration, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Optic Neuritis, Retinal Vein Occlusion, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt Disease, Vision Impairment more

Research Interests

Novel treatments for optic neuropathies; Comparative effectiveness and cost-benefit of intravitreal medications; Long term visual outcomes of choroidal neovascularization; Novel retinal and optic nerve imaging modalities; Medical student and resident education more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5080
600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5080
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Bethesda

Appointment Phone: 240-482-1100
6430 Rockledge Drive
Westmoreland Building, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20817 map

Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Frederick

Appointment Phone: 301-620-9268
161 Thomas Johnson Drive
Suite 275
Frederick, MD 21702 map


Andrew R. Carey, MD is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in the division of Neuro-Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He specializes in neuro-ophthalmic disorders such as optic neuritis, uveitis related papillitis, ischemic & hereditary optic neuropathies as well as diseases of the retina, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, toxic retinopathies and inherited disorders of the retina such as retinitis pigmentosa.

Dr. Carey’s clinical and research interests include comparative effectiveness and cost-benefit of intravitreal medications, long-term outcome of treatments for choroidal neovascularization, novel treatments for papillitis, and the use of novel imaging modalities to better diagnose and understand optic nerve and retinal diseases.

Dr. Carey received his bachelor's from Davidson College in mathematics in 2006. In 2010, he received his medical degree from the University of South Florida. He completed his ophthalmology residency as Chief Resident in 2014 at the University of South Florida. He then went on to complete his fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in 2015 and his fellowship in medical retina at the University of Iowa in 2016. more


  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine (2010)


  • Ophthalmology; University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine (2014)


  • Neuro-Ophthalmology; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2015)
  • Ophthalmology; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology) (2015)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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"TB or Not TB?" That is the Question. Carey AR, Bermudez-Magner JA, Dubovy SR, Schatz NJ, Sternau LL, Sklar EM, Lam BL; J Neuroophthalmol. 2016 Jun

Paracentral Acute Middle Maculopathy In Birdshot Chorioretinopathy: A Novel Association. Carey, A.,Cohen, S.,Carey, A.,Cohen, S.; Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2015 Oct 01.

Karli S, Liao S, Carey AR, Lam B, Wester S. Optic Neuropathy Associated with the Use of Over-the- Counter Sexual Enhancement Supplements. Clinical Ophthalmology. October 2014 Volume 2014:8 Pages 2171—2175. DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S73059

Carey AR, Espana E, Margo C. Conjunctival Metastasis from a Regional Cutaneous Melanoma. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Volume 49, Issue 4, Pages e97–e99, August 2014.  doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2014.04.014

Carey AR, Snyder C, Slonim C. Surgeons explain how to perform canaliculo-canalicular intubation - A surgical technique for intubating an avulsed proximal canalicular defect at the level of common canaliculus is discussed. Ocular Surgery News. October 25, 2013

Activities & Honors


  • PJ Leinfelder Award for Fellow Research, University of Iowa
  • Medical Student Teaching Award for Fellows, University of Iowa
  • Academic Excellence Award, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida
  • Luther McEachern Memorial Award for Scholarship, Leadership, & Service, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Some Like It Hot
    Podium Presentation, Walsh Session, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, San Diego, CA (02/22/2015)
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Cost benefit comparison of intravitreal anti-VEGF medications for neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration in a treat-and-extend regimen.
    Poster, Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology, Seattle, Washington (05/04/2016)
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • Natural History of Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis in the anti-VEGF era.
    Poster Session, Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology, Seattle, Washington (05/04/2016)
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

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