In This Section      

Wilmer News, Events and Publications


AAO 2019

Learn more about Wilmer's presence at the annual AAO event, held this year in San Francisco, California from October 12-15.

Wilmer in the News

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

View more in our news archive


Upcoming Wilmer Event

Smith atrium

Fall 2019 Ophthalmological Educational Series Part 1

Wed., Oct. 9, 2019 from 6 - 6:30 p.m. (registration/dinner) then 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Wilmer Eye Institute in Bel Air, MD. 2 CE hours. Download the registration form.


See all Wilmer events.


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.

2018 Kids Eye View

The return of Kids Eye View takes a look at the impact of the Baltimore Reading and Eye Disease Study on local youth and Dr. Jefferson Doyle's research on the treatment of connective tissue disorders. Read the 2018 Kids Eye View.


Browse all of our publications

News Archive

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
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. Mandeep 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 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
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. 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
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. 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 and 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
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. 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
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. 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<<br /> 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

Request an Appointment

Maryland Patients



Traveling for Care?

Whether you're crossing the country or the globe, we make it easy to access world-class care at Johns Hopkins.

Outside of Maryland (toll free)

Request an Appointment
Medical Concierge Services

International Patients

Request an Appointment
Medical Concierge Services

blue suitcase