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The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute News

Wilmer Eye Institute's 30th Annual Current Concepts in Ophthalmology

This course, held from Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will highlight recent developments regarding diagnosis as well as medical and surgical therapy of common eye diseases. Learn more.

2017 News

Wilmer faculty honored at the 2017 AAO Annual Meeting- 11/30/17
Seulki Lee, Ph.D., from the Wilmer Center for Nanomedicine, Among World's Most Cited Reseachers- 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
UPCOMING EVENT: Wilmer's 21st Annual Technician Course on Sat., Oct., 7, 2017
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 Elisseef 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
Adrienne Scott, M.D. Explores How Emerging Technology Can Detect Sickle Cell-Related Eye Problems Earlier- 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
FREE Glaucoma Screening on Thurs., JAN. 26- 1/24/17

 

2016 News

Wilmer Administrative Supervisor, Carlisa Jones, Honored at 35th  Annual MLK Jr. Commemoration- 12/20/16
Dr. Fernando Arevalo appointed an honorary member of the Spanish Macula Club- 10/27/16
New Study to Use Celecoxib (Celebrex®) as Treatment for Thyroid Eye Disease- 10/13/16
Wilmer Researcher Builds Upon Work of Nobel Laureate- 10/10/16
Dr. Mira Sachdeva Selected for Inaugural Fostering Innovative Retinal Stars of Tomorrow (FIRST) program- 9/9/16
Wilmer Scientists Awarded Grants for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research- 8/15/16
Dr. Courtney Kraus Changes Children's Lives in Belize- 7/29/16
Dr. Maneep Singh Awarded Prestigious Clinician Scientist Career Development Award by the School of Medicine- 7/1/16
Dr. Gehlbach Project Selected by Johns Hopkins-Coulter Translational Project Partnership- 06/23/16
Dr. Neil Bressler Speaks at Senate Briefing on Special Diabetes Program- 06/09/16
Dr. Neil Bressler Discusses Blue Light Effects on the Eyes in the Washington Post- 06/02/16
Dr. Arevalo Honored by National Institute of Ophthalmology in Peru- 5/31/16
Dr. Jennifer Thorne Appointed President-elect of American Uveitis Society- 5/17/16
Dr. Ingrid Zimmer-Galler Elected to the ATA College of Fellows- 5/13/16
Dr. Arevalo Launches New Book at ARVO 2016- 5/09/16
Dr. Elia J. Duh is elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation-4/28/16
Dr. Maria Valeria Canto Soler Wins BrightFocus Award for Macular Degeneration Research- 4/27/16
Three Wilmer Faculty Voted Most Influential in Field of Ophthalmology- 4/22/16
Dr. Pradeep Ramulu Wins Pisart Award for Significant Achievement in Vision Science Research- 4/21/16
Wilmer Dedicates The Knights Templar Eye Foundation Endowed Professorship Program- 4/19/16
Wilmer Celebrates its Legacy of Leadership in Discovery and Education- 4/19/16
Dr. Eghrari Receives Alcon Early Career Research Award- 4/13/16
Dr. Quigley Honored by American Glaucoma Society- 4/11/16
Dr. Ian Pitha Awarded Grants for Glaucoma Research- 4/11/16
Bayer and Wilmer Research Collaboration Highlighted in Associated Press- 4/1/2016
Dr. Neil Bressler Discusses a New Implantable Device that May Replace Reading Glasses- 3/28/16
Dr. Eghrari Receives Grant for Ebola Study- 3/16/2016
Dr. Sheila West to Receive 2016 Joanne G. Angle Award- 3/10/2016
Dr. Judith Goldstein Featured on NPR: How Low Vision Services Can Help Curb Depression in Patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration- 3/2/16
In Memoriam: Irvin P. Pollack- 03/02/2016
Wilmer's Bel Air Office Voted Best Eye Care in Harford County-03/01/2016
Dr. Handa, Dr. Dagnelie, Kemi Adeyemo and Wilmer staff members featured on HBO's Vice documentary series on "Beating Blindness"-02/26/16
Drs. Eghrari, Brady and Burkholder Research How the Ebola Virus Affects the Eye-02/25/16
Dr. Jordan Green Selected to Receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers- 02/19/2016

2015 News

Dr. Donald Zack's Research Featured in The Baltimore Sun - 12/20/2015
Dr. Peter Gehlbach Nominated for Physician Awards - 12/16/2015
Dr. Sheila West on the Effects of Climate Change on Eye Health - 12/8/2015
Wilmer's Columbia Office Voted Best Eye Care in Howard County- 12/3/2015
Dr. Donald Zack and Colleagues Grow Retinal Ganglion Cells in Lab - 11/30/2015
Dr. Neil Bressler and Colleagues Publish Study on the Effectiveness of Ranibizumab on Visual Function for Driving in Patients With Diabetic Macular Edema - 11/27/2015
Orioles Pitcher Kevin Gausman Pleased With LASIK Surgery at Wilmer - 11/25/2015
Dr. Laura Ensign Named 2015 Outstanding Young Engineer in Maryland - 11/18/2015
Dr. Christina Prescott Presents Research on Causes of Ocular Trauma - 11/17/2015
Dr. Harry Quigley and Colleagues Publish Study on the Potential Effectiveness of Losartan Treatment in Slowing Progression of Glaucoma - 11/3/2015
Dr. Michael Repka Comments on Potential Link Between Outdoor Exercise and Prevention of Myopia in Children - 9/28/2015
Wilmer Science Seminar Series 2015-16 Speakers Announced - 9/17/2015
Dr. Peter Gehlbach Receives Local Honors - 8/27/2015
Dr. Michael Repka on Technology's Impact on Children's Vision - 8/10/2015
Dr. James Handa on Delivering the Promise of Medicine at Johns Hopkins - 7/21/2015
Wilmer Faculty Leading Efforts to Study Ebola's Impact on Survivors' Eye Health - 7/13/2015
Wilmer Low Vision Researchers Discover Benefits of Yoga for Visually Impaired - 6/25/2015
Dr. Walter Stark and Dr. Justin Hanes Discuss the Potential of Nanoparticles to Prevent Cornea Transplant Rejection - 6/23/2015
Wilmer Eye Institute and Bayer HealthCare Announce Five-Year Research Collaboration - 6/16/2015
Dr. Pradeep Ramulu and Colleagues Study Rates of Glaucoma Treatments in Medicare Beneficiaries - 6/16/2015
Dr. Akrit Sodhi Receives RPB Award - 6/12/2015
Dr. Megan Collins, Dr. David Friedman and Research Colleagues Examine Link Between Vision and Learning in Baltimore City Schools - 5/27/2015
Dr. Akrit Sodhi and Colleagues Publish Study on New Way of Preventing Diabetes-Associated Blindness - 5/26/2015
Dr. Mary Beth Aronow Explains Phantom Eye Syndrome- 5/21/2015
Wilmer-KKESH Faculty Collaboration Receives ASCRS Award- 5/12/2015
Dr. Noriko Esumi Receives BrightFocus Foundation Award - 5/4/2015
Spotlight on Wilmer Research: Wilmer Research Meeting - 4/3/2015
Wilmer Faculty Member Timothy Friel Featured in ABC Nightline Story on Dangers of Texting While Driving - 3/26/2015
Wilmer Resident Receives ASCRS Foundation Award - 3/3/2015

2014 News

Wilmer's Bel Air Office Voted Best Eye Care in Harford County - 3/2/2015
Dr. Akrit Sodhi Receives ASCI Award - 2/26/2015
Dr. Neil Bressler Helps Lead Discovery on Efficacy and Safety of Drugs Used to Treat Diabetic Macular Edema - 2/20/2015
Wilmer Faculty Members Akrit Sodhi, Debasish Sinha and Bonnielin Swenor Take Part in NAEVR/ARVO Advocacy Day - 2/6/2015
Wilmer's First Argus II Retinal Implant Patient Shares His Journey - 2/4/2015
Wilmer Faculty Publish Study on Google Glass Indirect Ophthalmoscopy - 2/3/2015
Dr. Richard Kolker Publishes E-Book for Ophthalmology Residents on Refraction and Prescribing Glasses - 1/6/2015
Wilmer Researchers Jennifer Elisseeff and Justin Hanes Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
Listen to Dr. Judith Goldstein and IMT Patient Jim Hindman on The Diane Rehm Show - 12/9/2014
Wilmer's Columbia Office Voted Best Eye Care in Howard County - 12/5/2014
Dr. Neil Bressler Honored by AAO With Life Achievement Award - 10/28/2014
Dr. Fernando Arevalo Elected Leader of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology - 10/23/2014
Dr. Judith Goldstein and Colleagues on Factors Contributing to Visual Ability Measures in Patients Seeking Low Vision Services - 10/23/2014
Dr. Neil Bressler Speaks at National Press Club Roundtable Discussion - 9/22/2014
Dr. Barry Blum Honored by SEED School of Maryland - 9/10/2014
Dr. Tiffany Chan Demonstrates Assistive Devices Available for Patients With Chronic Vision Impairment - 9/4/2014
Dr. Peter Campochiaro and Colleagues Identify New Target for Treatment of Abnormal Blood Vessel Leakage - 9/3/2014
Dr. Christopher Brady Awarded Retina Fellows Forum Research Award - 8/19/2014
Dr. Robert Massof Named 2015 Helen Keller Laureate - 8/1/2014
Dr. Sheila West on the Link Between Smoking and Eye Disease in Women - 7/23/2014
Dr. Pradeep Ramulu and Colleagues Study Relationship Between Vision Loss and Work Status- 7/18/2014
Wilmer Resident Receives Lindstrom Research Grant - 7/11/2014
Four Wilmer Researchers Receive BrightFocus Foundation Awards - 7/10/2014
Dr. Michael Repka Part of Team Researching Telemedicine and ROP - 6/27/2014
Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Featured on WBAL-TV - 6/24/2014
Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Use Human Stem Cells to Create Light-Sensitive Retina in a Dish - 6/10/2014
Dr. Michael Boland Leads Study on Effectiveness of Automated Telecommunication-Based Reminders on Adherence to Glaucoma Medication Dosing - 6/4/2014
Dr. Jonathan Song Discusses Treatment Options for Pediatric Cataracts - 5/23/2014
Johns Hopkins' Jordan Green Discusses His Work at Wilmer's Translational Tissue Engineering Center - 5/21/2014
Longtime Wilmer Employee Lillie Alston Honored by Hopkins - 5/19/2014
Dr. Richard Semba:Diets Rich in Antioxidant Resveratrol Fail to Reduce Deaths, Heart Disease or Cancer - 5/12/2014
Dr. Neil Miller Explains Eye Twitching in The Wall Street Journal - 5/12/2014
Dr. Debasish Sinha Receives BrightFocus Foundation Award -4/29/2014
Dr. David Guyton Awarded Parks Medal - 4/21/2014
Scenes From Wilmer's 25th Annual Research Meeting - 4/15/2014
Dr. Peter McDonnell and Dr. Fernando Arevalo Elected to AOI - 4/8/2014
Dr. Derek Welsbie Awarded the 2014 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research - 2/11/2014
Alex Christoff Selected to Give Scobee Lecture - 1/29/2014
Dr. Fernando Arevalo Named Ball Professor of Ophthalmology - 1/15/2014
Dr. Jeremy Nathans Receives RPB Research Award - 1/15/2014

2013 News

Wilmer Researchers Discover Many People With Diabetes Lack Awareness of the Importance of Eye Care - 12/19/2013
Dr. Neil Bressler Discusses the Dangers of Toy Lasers on NBC Chicago - 12/12/2013
Dr. Esen Akpek Alerts Colleagues to Symptoms of Sjogren's Syndrome- 12/11/2013
Dr. Michael Grant and Colleagues Link High Volume With Lower Cost in Orbital Trauma Care - 12/3/2013
Dr. Susan Bressler Co-Authors Study on Home Monitoring of AMD Patients - 11/19/2013
Dr. Karen Dunlap Featured in The Baltimore Sun - 11/14/2013
KKESH Study Group Links Popular Laser Toys to Eye Damage- 11/13/2013
Dr. Yassine Daoud's Inspiring Story Chronicled in Johns Hopkins Gazette - 11/11/2013
Dr. Neil Bressler Shares Expertise With Consumer Reports - 11/5/2013
Dr. Fernando Arevalo Publishes Book on Retinal Diseases - 10/29/2013
Dr. Sheila West and Dr. Robert Massof Publish Groundbreaking Book - 10/25/2013
Wilmer Cornea Fellow Allen Eghrari Wins Claes Dohlman Society Award - 10/25/2013
T. Boone Pickens Announces $20 Million Gift to the Wilmer Eye Institute - 10/17/2013
Wilmer's Dana Center Receives Hilton Foundation Grant - 9/16/2013
Dr Michael Repka Featured in The Washington Post - 9/10/2013
Dr. Fernando Arevalo Receives Retina Society Award - 9/3/2013
Dr. Peter Campochiaro Teams With Biomedical Engineering to Develop New Delivery Strategy for AMD Drugs - 8/19/2013
Dr. Harry Quigley Wins The Baltimore Sun's Best Garden Contest - 7/14/2013
Wilmer's Dr. Neil Bressler Named Editor of JAMA Ophthalmology - 7/12/2013
Dr. Derek Welsbie Receives RPB Career Development Award - 6/18/2013
Dr. Albert Jun Authors Study on Possible Breakthrough Treatment for Fuchs Dystrophy - 6/18/2013
Dr. Pradeep Ramulu's Research on Vision Loss and Balance Published in JAMA Ophthalmology - 6/12/2013
Dr.Peter McDonnell Elected Board President of NAEVR/AEVR- 5/14/2013
Wilmer Researchers in the Spotlight - 4/17/2013
KKESH Research News, April 2013 - 4/15/2013
Wilmer Eye Institute Bethesda Opening Celebration - 4/11/2013
Implantable Telescope Lens to Treat Macular Degeneration Available at Wilmer - 3/21/2013
Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Receives FDA Approval - 3/7/2013<
Wilmer Opens New Location in Bethesda - 3/5/2013
Wilmer Professor Alfred Sommer Named Dan David Laureate - 2/15/2013
Wilmer Faculty Member Performs First Retinal Implant Surgery in Middle East - 2/8/2013
Wilmer Faculty Receive Honors Abroad - 2/6/2013
Wilmer Glaucoma Specialists on the Latest in Research and Patient Care - 1/16/2013


News Highlights

zebrafish

Scientists Take a Closer Look at How Zebrafish Regenerate Eye Tissue

Jeffrey Mumm, Ph.D.is researching how to harness the ability to improve regeneration in zebrafish to better understand how to induce regeneration in human eyes, which share many of the same mechanisms for controlling regenerative potential. 
Learn more.

Dr. Megan Collins working with students in Baltimore City

Vision for Baltimore Celebrates 1,000 Pairs of Free Glasses for City Students

This unique partnership between Johns Hopkins University, the Baltimore City Health Department, the Baltimore City Public School System, and the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Vision To Learn, which launched in May of last year, has now distributed more than 1,000 pairs of free eyeglasses to Baltimore students. The project includes a three-year research study examining how eyeglasses affect reading skills and academic performance.
Learn more.


Spotlight on Innovative Researchers

Envisioning Macular Degeneration Innovative Treatments

Justin Hanes, Ph.D. and his team are working to create innovative approaches to treat macular degeneration, a leading cause of age-related vision loss.

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Rebuilding Tissues and Organs

Dr. Elisseeff and her team are designing scaffolds to help our bodies heal themselves after injury.

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