Humeyra Karacal, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Patients Seen At: (314) 996-3300 (Medical Office Building Two, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital)
(314) 362-3937 (Washington University Eye Center, Center for Advanced Medicine)

Fax: (314) 996-3490



  • Medical Degree: Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey, 1994


  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, 1998
  • Fellowship: Uveitis and Medical Retina, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000
  • Fellowship: ORBIS International (Humanitarian organization to prevent blindness worldwide), 2001
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2007

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology -- Certified

Honors and Awards

  • Ron Burde Award, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2007

Selected Publications

  1. Pinarci EY, Karacal H, Oncel B, Bayar SA, Karakaya M. The inner diameter of the optic disc pit decreases with pars plana vitrectomy. Int Ophthalmol. 2013 Apr;33(2):199-201.
  2. Carey JW, Pinarci EY, Penugonda S, Karacal H, Ercal N. In vivo inhibition of l-buthionine-(S,R)-sulfoximine-induced cataracts by a novel antioxidant, N-acetylcysteine amide. Free Radic Biol Med. 2011 Mar 15;50(6):722-9.
  3. Ertan A, Karacal H, Kamburo─člu G. Refractive and topographic results of transepithelial cross-linking treatment in eyes with intacs. Cornea. 2009 Aug;28(7):719-23.
  4. Ertan A, Karacal H. Factors influencing flap and INTACS decentration after femtosecond laser application in normal and keratoconic eyes. J Refract Surg. 2008 Oct;24(8):797-801.
  5. Karacal H, Kymes SM, Apte RS. Retrospective analysis of etiopathogenesis of all cases of endophthalmitis at a large tertiary referral center. Int Ophthalmol. 2007 Aug;27(4):251-9. Epub 2007 Apr 17.
  6. Dabil H, Kaplan HJ, Duffy BF, Phelan DL, Mohanakumar T, Jaramillo A. "Association of the HLA-DR15/HLA-DQ6 haplotype with development of choroidal neovascular lesions in presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome." Hum Immunol. 2003 Oct;64(10):960-4.
  7. Dabil H, Akduman L, Olk RJ, Cakir B. "Comparison of silicone oil removal with passive drainage alone versus passive drainage combined with air-fluid exchange." Retina. 2002 Oct;22(5):597-601.
  8. Dabil H, Boley ML, Schmitz TM, Van Gelder RN. "Validation of a diagnostic multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay for infectious posterior uveitis." Arch Ophthalmol. 2001 Sep;119(9):1315-22

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