Cutting-Edge Transplant Restores Veteran’s Sight

Cutting-Edge Transplant Restores Veteran’s Sight
Dr. Augustine Hong was recently profiled by the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Patient Stories series which detailed the care he provided to a veteran requiring DMEK surgery. Dr. Hong has worked extremely hard to get the corneal transplant program up and running at our VA and this profile really shows the appreciation of our veteran […]

2018 Nikon small world photomicrography image of distinction

2018 Nikon small world photomicrography image of distinction
Congratulations to Wendell Jones, a graduate student in Dr. Steven Bassnett's lab. His image of the interior of a mouse eye was place in the top 100 in the Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition - making it an 'image of distinction'      

Ophthalmology Department Named for John F. Hardesty, MD

Ophthalmology Department Named for John F. Hardesty, MD
To honor her father’s memory and his legacy of service to his profession and society, Ms. Poole has committed $10 million to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine. In recognition, the department has been renamed the John F. Hardesty, MD, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Read More

Congratulations Dr. Raj Apte

Congratulations Dr. Raj Apte
Congratulations to Dr. Raj Apte for presenting the first Keynote lecture of the 2018 meeting of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) in Nice, France. Lecture was titled 'An eye on aging and disease'

Best Doctors 2017-2018

Best Doctors 2017-2018
15 of our Doctors have been named Best Doctor by St. Louis Magazine. "Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors is a global benefits provider and medical information services company that connects individuals facing difficult medical treatment decisions with the best doctors, selected by impartial peer review in over 450 subspecialties of medicine, to […]

Alzheimer’s one day may be predicted during eye exam

Alzheimer’s one day may be predicted during eye exam
Drs. Van Stavern and Apte discuss their finding on the use of OCTA to detect Alzheimer Disease ahead of their paper published in JAMA Ophthalmology https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/alzheimers-one-day-may-be-predicted-during-eye-exam/

Congratulations Dr. Thomas Ferguson!

Congratulations Dr. Thomas Ferguson!
Dr. Thomas Ferguson presented his lecture "Apoptosis and Tolerance as They Relate to Eye and Vision" at the NEI 50th Anniversary Symposium: Vision and Immunology Vision and Immunology: Partners in an Ambiguous Relationship View the full agenda 

Macular degeneration linked to aging immune cells

Macular degeneration linked to aging immune cells
  Studying mice and cells from patients, Dr. Apte's team found that as immune cells called macrophages get older, they are more likely to contribute to inflammation and abnormal blood vessel growth in the back of the eye. This can damage vision in patients with age-related macular degeneration.   https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/macular-degeneration-linked-to-aging-immune-cells/

Recent departmental publications

Recent departmental publications
Here are our department’s recent publications (02/15/2018 – 03/36/2018) Members of our department are highlighted in bold – congratulations to them all!! Apte, R. S. "Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Therapy in Diabetic Macular Edema Does Flavor Matter?" JAMA Ophthalmology 136, no. 3 (2018): 269-70. Apte, Rajendra S. "Gene Therapy for Retinal Degeneration." Cell 173, no. […]

Michael A. Kass Lectureship

Michael A. Kass Lectureship
12th Annual Michael A. Kass Lectureship "Neuroprotection for Glaucoma - Can We Get Beyond the Failure of Memantine?" Presented by Donald J. Zack, MD, PhD Professor of Ophthalmology and Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Stem Cells and Ocular Regenerative Medicine (STORM) Professor of Ophthalmology Wednesday March 21, 2018 Meet the speaker reception 5:00-5:30PM Lecture 5:30-6:30PM […]