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The Retina Division treats retina-related disorders and conditions, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, vein occlusion and macular edema.
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The Wilmer Eye Institute Difference
Our Innovative Treatments | Bionic Eye
Adolf Levi, 83, underwent the first bionic eye implant at Wilmer to restore his vision. Hear James Handa, M.D., discuss this extraordinary case.
Our Patient Connection | Coats' Disease
Read Sean's story from his early diagnosis and treatment to his family's current commitment to supporting Coats' Disease research.
Retina Division News
Retina Rounds Highlights Faculty Intitiatives and Successes
“The research by the clinician scientists of the Retina Division spans investigations from the laboratory to the clinic and frequently leads to publication in the nation’s top medical journals. In addition, each year hundreds of patients seen by doctors in the Retina Division participate in clinical trials to help move the field forward.,” says Neil Bressler, M.D., the James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology, in the most current issue of Retina Rounds.
Retina Faculty in the News
Dr. Peter Gehlbach Shares Views on Robotic Retinal Surgery
Dr. J. Fernando Arevalo honored with PAAO Life and Legacy Award
J. Fernando Arevalo, M.D., received the Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation's 2018 Life and Legacy Award at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in conjunction with the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO). Learn more.
Dr. Neil Bressler Investigates Efficacy of Treatment for Geographic Atrophy
Dr. Arevalo Named Honorary Member of BRAVS
Dr. Singh Receives Prestigious Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Award
Dr. Mandeep Singh, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D, is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Hartwell Foundation's Individual Biomedical Research Award, which provides $300,000 in support over three years. Read more.
Dr. Arevalo Publishes New Book
In this new book, Retinal and Choroidal Imaging in Systemic Diseases, Fernando Arevalo, M.D., and international colleagues focus on findings with various imaging modalities in various systemic conditions that involve the eyes, which in some cases, could provide the first clue for the systemic disease. Learn more.
Dr. Allen Eghrari Helps Ebola Survivors with Cataract Surgeries
Allen Eghrari, M.D., as part of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL), recently conducted a clinical research study where Ebola survivors and their close contacts benefited from eye cataract removal surgeries. Read more.