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W.L. Gore Marks Half Century of Groundbreaking Material (Delaware Business Times)- 10/25/19
Everything You Need to Know About Cataracts (Health)- 10/22/19 
Setting Sights Higher (JHU Hub)- 10/10/19
Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff Recieves NIH 2019 Pioneer Award (NIH)- 10/1/19
A Better Way to Deliver Vision-Saving Therapy (Hopkins Newsroom)- 9/30/19
Eyes on the Prize: The CBC fights blindness during Sickle Cell Awareness Month (The Root)- 9/25/19
Dr. Allen Eghrari named to Baltimore Business Journal's 40 Under 40  (Baltimore Business Journal)- 8/29/19
Showering With Your Contact Lenses in Can Lead to Eye Infection (WUSA9)- 8/14/19
The Case for Sunglasses - All Year Round (Dome)- 8/7/19
Trouble Driving At Night? Yellow Lenses Won't Help (HealthDay)- 8/2/19
King-Wai Yau Named 2019 Beckman-Argyros Vision Research Award Winner (PRWeb)- 7/30/19
A Systems Biology Approach Towards Understanding and Treating Non-neovascular AMD (Nature Communications)- 7/26/19
(Video) How AI is Transforming Care at Johns Hopkins (Optometry Today)- 7/25/19
Alfred Sommer: The Ophthalmologist Who Saved Millions from Blindness ( 7/13/19

Implanted Drug ‘Reservoir’ Safely Reduces Injections for People with Macular Degeneration (Hopkins Newsroom)- 6/13/19
What Medicine Can Learn From Doctors And Researchers With Disabilities (NPR)- 6/13/19
How to Improve Care for Patients with Disabilities?... (JHM News)- 6/10/19
The Company Behind Gore-Tex is Coming for Your Eyeballs (Bloomberg)- 5/9/19
7 Wilmer Researchers Receive ARVO Awards- 5/2/19

Experimental Drug Delivers One-Two Punch to Vision Loss (Hopkins Newsroom)- 4/10/19
Outcome After Exchange Transfusion for Central Retinal Vein Occlusion... (JAMA Ophthalmology)- 3/21/19
Transcending the Technological Barriers of Ophthalmology (Med Tech Outlook)- 3/15/19
Dr. Sharon Solomon Recognized as First African-American Full Professor in Wilmer History- 3/6/19
Macula Society Welcomes
Dr. Adrienne Scott and Dr. Mandeep Singh- 3/5/19
Dr. Megan Collins Receives Excellence in Mentoring Award- 2/8/2019

Dr. Peter J. McDonnell Named to ARCS Foundation Alumni Hall of Fame (ARCS)- 2/6/19
High Sights for Low Vision (Hopkins Medicine)- Winter 2019
Dr. Albert Jun Honored as Boston International Visiting Professor
- 1/10/19
6 Health Conditions That Can Cause Dry Eyes You Might Not Be Aware Of (Bustle)-  1/22/19

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Wilmer Magazine- Spring 2019

Wilmer spring 2019 magazine cover

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.

Retina Rounds - Spring 2019

New technology in retinal prodecures highlights the latest edition of Retina Rounds, including the latest on the "bionic eye", the use of robotics in retinal surgery, a new day coming for AMD treatments, and more! Read Retina Rounds.


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2018 News

Dr. Oliver Schein explains risks involved with wearing contacts 24/7 (Health Day)- 12/19/18
Dr. Oliver Schein receives Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety- 12/19/18
Q and A with Dr. Michael Boland: EHR reminders' impact on adherence to glaucoma medications ( 12/18/19
Wilmer researchers make association of EHR–linked glaucoma medical reminders with patient satisfaction (JAMA Ophthalmology)- 12/13/18
Dr. Thomas Johnson, III awarded Tuggle Community Excellence Award- 12/13/18
Baltimore City announces 5000th pair of free glasses delivered to students through Vision for Baltimore (The Hub)- 12/11/18
Dr. Boris Gramatikov honored with 2 IEEE awards- 11/26/18

Hopkins researchers question statins' role in age-related macular degeneration (IJMS Special Issue)- 11/21/18
Dr. Sheila West receives share of 2018 Al Sumait Prize for Health- 11/21/18
Dr. Basil Morgan honored with AAO Secretariat for State Affairs Hall of Fame Award- 11/19/18
Wilmer researchers advance understanding of retinoblastoma tumor spread- 11/12/18   
Dr. Peter Gehlbach shares views on robotic retinal surgery (Nature Biomedical Engineering)- 11/12/18
Dr. J. Fernando Arevalo honored with PAOF Life and Legacy Award- 11/12/18
Hopkins scientists find ancient light-sensing mechanism in modern mouse retinal cells- 11/8/18
Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff inducted into the National Academy of Medicine- 10/15/18
Hopkins researchers grow and study retinal organoids to study cell development related to color vision (Science)- 10/12/18
Wilmer Retina builds significant ties to Pan American retinal community- 10/6/18
Dr. Neil Bressler receives AAO Secretariat Award- 9/10/18
Dr. Mandeep Singh awarded career development award (Foundation Fighting Blindness)- 8/15/18
Dr. Seth Blackshaw discusses research claiming to regenerate sight in blind mice​ (Science)- 8/15/18
Hopkins researchers chart a course for AI-aided diagnosis of degenerative eye conditions (The Hub)- 7/31/18
The Dana Center's Vision for Baltimore program wins prestigious award from Prevent Blindness- 7/18/18
Wilmer Voted "Best Pediatric Vision Care" by Baltimore's Child Magazine- 6/27/18
Dr. Jeffrey Mumm discusses how zebrafish are helping unlock clues to human disease- 5/7/18
Dr. Neil Bressler investigates efficacy of treatment for geographic atrophy (JAMA Ophthalmology)- 5/2/18
Dr. Sheila West named the 2019 Weisenfeld Award recipient- 4/27/18
Dr. West among team to find routine antibiotics reduce child mortality in Africa- 4/25/18
Dr. Arevalo named honorary member of BRAVS- 4/14/18
Dr. Singh Receives Prestigious Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award- 4/2/18
Dr. Quigley profiled in ARVO for receiving the Joanne G. Angle Service Award- 4/1/18
The Dana Center's SToP Glaucoma program is recognized for its service to the community as it celebrates Black History Month with Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore city officials- 2/21/18
Dr. Elisseeff elected to the National Academy of Engineering- 2/12/18
Dr. Megan Collins discusses Vision for Baltimore at Warby Parker Harbor East- 1/18/18
Dr. Arevalo publishes new book on Retinal and Choroidal Imaging in Systemic Diseases- 1/16/18
Dr. Harry Quigley to receive the prestigious Joanne G. Angle Service Award- 1/14/18
Mission for Vision: program provides free eyeglasses to students who need them (The Hub)- 1/12/18
Dr. Allen Eghrari helps ebola survivors with cataract surgeries- 1/12/18

2017 News

What Happens to Learning When Students Get Much-Needed GlassesPBS NewsHour- 12/19/17
Vision for Baltimore expanding into Vision for Chicago- 12/13/17
Wilmer faculty honored at the 2017 AAO Annual Meeting- 11/30/17
Seulki Lee, Ph.D., of Wilmer Center for Nanomedicine, among World's Most Cited Researchers- 11/16/17
I looked down, saw two left hands and four feet, closed one eye and keeled overThe Washington Post- 10/6/17
Stem Cells May Hold the Fix- U.S. News and World Report- 10/4/17
Wilmer Retinal Specialists Inducted into the Retina Hall of Fame- 10/4/17
Shameema Sikder, M.D., and her research on resident education is featured in Ophthalmology Business- 9/9/17
Success of Vision for Baltimore Featured in Politico- 8/21/17
Dr. Fernando Arevalo Takes Office as New President of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology- 8/21/17
Dr. Jeffrey Mumm Takes a Closer Look at How Zebrafish Regenerate Eye Tissue- 7/18/17
Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff Takes Regenerative Medicine in a Whole New Direction (Hopkins Medicine Magazine)- 6/27/17
Dr. Neil Bressler Receives the Prestigious Arnall Patz Medal from the Macula Society- 6/13/17
Dr. Arevalo Receives AAO's Lifetime Achievement Honor Award- 6/13/17
Dr. Sheila West honored as recipient of 2017 International Blindness Prevention Award - 6/5/17
Wilmer-Columbia Holds Grand Opening of New Location- 5/2/17
Johns Hopkins Team Takes Second in Competition with Corneal Surgery Enhancement- 5/2/17
Wilmer Eye Institute Brings Eye Care to Underserved Baltimore Seniors- 5/2/17
Dr. Judith Goldstein Awarded The 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award- 4/22/17
Dr. Oliver Schein's Research Has Potential to Save Millions in Health Care Costs - 4/21/17
Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff Appointed to TEDCO’s board of directors by Governor Larry Hogan- 4/13/17
The Johns Hopkins Zika Center Continues to Address the Zika Virus Threat- 3/27/17
Dr. William May Discusses the Continued Threat of Zika Virus- 3/27/17
Dr. Sheila West Receives AAO International Blindness Prevention Award- 3/16/17
Research Shows That In-Home Occupational Therapy Can Curb Depression in Low Vision Patients- 3/8/17
Dr. Adrienne Scott Explores How Emerging Technology Can Detect Sickle Cell-Related Eye Problems Sooner- 3/7/17
AARP Asks Wilmer Director, Peter McDonnell, M.D., About the Rising Trend in Blindness- 3/1/17
Wilmer Study On Americans' Fear of Blindness is Featured in the New York Times- 2/20/17
Dr. Albert Jun Publishes New Book on Fuchs Dystrophy- 2/13/17
New Peptide Could Improve Treatment for Vision-Threatening Disease - 1/26/17
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