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Director, The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

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McDonnell, Peter J, M.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology
Director of The Wilmer Eye Institute
William Holland Wilmer Professor of Ophthalmology
Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Ophthalmology
Research Interests: ophthalmology, cornea/anterior segment disease, corneal disorders, corneal dystrophies, external diseases of the eye, laser surgery, refractive surgery, corneal disease, microbial keratitis, nanotechnology

Meet Dr. McDonnell

Dr. Peter McDonnell

Dr. Peter McDonnell, an ophthalmologist specializing in corneal disease and surgery, is the director of the Wilmer Eye Institute.

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: 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.


Adriane Smith, Administrative Specialist
Margaret VanBuskirk, Administrative Coordinator
Carolyn Collins, Administrative Secretary

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Maumenee 727, The Wilmer Eye Institute
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600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287

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