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Retina Division

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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Our experts treat and manage simple and advanced conditions involving the retina

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Meet the renowned team of retina experts who will help find the treatment that is best for you.

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Explore the groundbreaking research that is transforming the treatment of retinal diseases.

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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.

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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

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Retina Rounds Highlights Faculty Initiatives 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. Adrienne Scott and Dr. Mandeep Singh Inducted into Macula Society

Adrienne W. Scott, M.D. and Mandeep S. Singh, M.D., Ph.D. were two of 23 new members inducted this year. Read more.

Dr. Peter Gehlbach Shares Views on Robotic Retinal Surgery

Peter Gehlbach, M.D.'s knowledge of robotic-assisted surgical procedures is featured in Nature Biomedical Engineering. Read the article.

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

Neil Bressler, M.D.'s article, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, investigates lampalizumab as a treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration. Read the article.

Dr. Arevalo Named Honorary Member of BRAVS

J. Fernando Arevalo, M.D. was recently named an "Honorary International Member of the Brazilian Society of Retina and Vitreous (BRAVS)." Learn more.

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 DiseasesFernando 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.

New Gene Therapy for Vision Loss Proven Safe in Humans

Johns Hopkins researchers, including Peter Campochiaro, M.D., discover that adding a virus to your eyes may help stop vision loss. Read the press advisory.

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