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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

division chief Dr. Neil BresslerOur Experts
Meet the renowned team of retina experts who will help find the treatment that is best for you.

Dr. Peter Gehlbach in the lab with a studentOur Research
Explore the groundbreaking research that is transforming the treatment of retinal diseases.

 
 
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Retina Division News

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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., division chief and the James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology, in the most current issue of Retina Rounds.


Retina Faculty in the News

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.

Wilmer Retinal Specialists Inducted into The Retina Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Wilmer retinal specialists Fernando Arevalo, M.D.Neil Bressler, M.D.Susan Bressler, M.D.Peter Campochiaro, M.D. and Morton Goldberg, M.D. for being inducted into The Retinal Hall of Fame. Learn more.

Dr. Neil Bressler Receives the Prestigious Arnall Patz Medal from the Macula Society

The Macula Society awarded Neil Bressler, M.D., with the Arnall Patz Medal for his "outstanding contributions to retinal vascular diseases." Learn 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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