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Ocular Immunology

The division of ocular immunology at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute provides evaluation and management of immunologically mediated ocular diseases, such as uveitis, intraocular inflammation, scleritis and iritis. Our faculty are clinical and research leaders in the field of ocular immunology, offering highly specialized and advanced diagnostic and treatment options, and compassionate care for patients with inflammatory diseases of the eye.

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Dr. Douglas Jabs

Welcome Dr. Douglas Jabs

Wilmer Eye Institute welcomes Douglas Jabs, M.D., M.B.A. to the ocular immunology team! Dr. Jabs is board-certified in both ophthalmology and medicine and is an internationally-recognized expert in uveitis and related immune-mediated ocular disorders.

He is the founder of the Division of Ocular Immunology and Uveitis at Wilmer, and is now is the Director of the Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

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Conditions We Treat
The division of ocular immunology provides highly specialized diagnostic and therapeutic options for common and complex conditions.
Dr. Jennifer Thorne
Our Experts
Meet the experts who are pioneers in the diagnosis, management and research of immunological and inflammatory diseases of the eye. 
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Our Research
Our research focuses on the epidemiology of clinical treatments for ocular inflammatory diseases.
Dr. Jennifer Thorne and patient Meredith Cross

From Patient to Partner

Impressed by the care she received for a rare eye disease, birdshot chorioretinitis, Meredith Cross and her family generously supported her physician, Jennifer Thorne, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the division of ocular immunology, to pursue new lines of research. and rallied dozens to do the same. 

Read more about the Cross Family Professorship of Ophtholmology.

“"At Wilmer, you find people like Dr. Thorne, who have that all important combination of compassion and expertise that let's you know everything is going to be all right." 

- Wilmer patient Meredith Cross

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