Dr. Steven Bassnett to be honored by The Marfan Foundation

Dr. Steven Bassnett to be honored by The Marfan Foundation
Dr. Steven Bassnett will be honored with the 2019 Distinguished Research Award by The Marfan Foundation Heartworks St. Louis. The award will be presented at the 11th annual Heartworks gala on Saturday March 30 at the Four Seasons Hotel.  The award is to recognize Dr. Bassnett work into the visual issues that patients with Marfan's […]

2019 Bressler prize awarded to Vladmimir Kefalov, PhD

2019 Bressler prize awarded to Vladmimir Kefalov, PhD
Dr. Vladimir Kefalov has been awarded the 2019 Bressler Prize for his outstanding advances in vision science research by the Lighthouse Guild. “Dr. Kefalov is a star in the field of retinal research. Throughout his brilliant career he has demonstrated an impressive ability to identify fundamental questions in retinal physiology and address them using a […]

International Scholar Ambassador

International Scholar Ambassador
Congratulations Rajendra Apte, MD, PhD! Dr. Apte has been selected by the Chancellor to be the McDonnell International Scholar Ambassador to the University of Tokyo. Each of our McDonnell Scholars is mentored by an Ambassador, appointed by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and the Academy, who serves to assist in the development of the Scholar’s academic […]

Ophthalmology Spring Update 2019

Ophthalmology Spring Update 2019
31st Annual Ophthalmology Spring Update Invited guest speakers  Elliot Sohn, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Director of Retina Fellowship at University of Iowa Jacque Duncan, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at University of California San Francisco. 13th Annual Michael A. Kass, MD Lecture presented by Pradeep Ramulu, MD, PhD, Professor of […]

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
18 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/