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The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
Founded in 1925 as the nation’s first university eye clinic, the internationally-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute, led by Dr. Peter McDonnell, specializes in the diagnosis and management of complex medical and surgical eye disease. It is the largest research and clinical ophthalmic enterprise in the United States. Our institute is the preeminent provider of routine eye care and refractive, optical, cosmetic, and eye trauma services for the Mid-Atlantic region, and is the only designated eye trauma center in Maryland.
As part of our patient-centered mission to increase patient access to quality care, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins is now offering same-day appointments.
Discover the routine, diagnostic and specialized services offered by our expert, patient-centered faculty.
Explore our innovative research and discoveries that are transforming ophthalmology.
Learn about our premier training programs where future leaders in ophthalmology are formed.
The Wilmer Difference
Vitrectomy Surgery Success
Vision-saving procedure and treatment at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute helped Jim Ozminski continue a holiday tradition.
Zika Center Patient Shares Her Experience
After experiencing lasting side effects from the Zika Virus, Sara Mathes visited the Johns Hopkins Zika Center. In this video, she explains why she is grateful.
News, Publications & Events
Wilmer Magazine Special Edition - Annual Report 2018
In this issue of Wilmer, you will see many examples of the science conducted at the Wilmer Eye Institute that has translated into better care for patients with eye disease in the United States and around the world.
Read more about these stories of innovation and gratitude.
Dr. Thomas Johnson, III recieves Tuggle Community Excellence Award
Thomas Johnson, III, M.D., Ph.D. received the third Tuggle Community Excellence Award from the Bloomberg School of Public Health for work that he and his colleagues provided through the Sight Savers Community Vision Program.
Dr. Oliver Schein Receives 2018 Armstrong Award
Oliver Schein, M.D., M.P.H. was honored as a recipient of the Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety, which is presented to the physicians who partner with patients, families, colleagues and staff members to optimize patient outcomes and eliminate preventable harm.
Hopkins Researchers Advance Understanding of Retinoblastoma Tumor Spread
Dr. Boris Gramatikov Honored with 2 IEEE Awards
Boris Gramatikov, Ph.D. recently received the 2018 Meritorious Award and the 2017 Outstanding Professional Award from the Educational Board of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Read more about these awards.
Meet Our Experts
How to Eliminate Eye Drops | Dr. Peter McDonnell
Many patients worry about not being able to get their eye drops into their eyes. They may miss their eyes with squeeze bottles, or in some cases scratch their eyes. Dr. McDonnell and his team develop alternative methods of delivering medicine to patients’ eyes without eye drops.
Leaders in Research | Dr. Jeremy Nathans
Dr. Jeremy Nathans is the 2016 the Beckman-Argyros Award Winner. Dr. Nathans is recognized for his leadership and ground-breaking discoveries that have advanced our understanding of the structure and function of the human retina and the mechanisms of inherited retinal disease.
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