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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 

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 […]

David C. Beebe Lectureship

Third Annual David C. Beebe Lectureship “Future Realities in Corneal Endothelial Regenerative Medicine” Presented by Shigeru Kinoshita, MD, PhD Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto Wednesday March 7th, 2018 5:30 PM- 6:25 PM Connor Auditorium 1st Floor Farrell Learning and Teaching Center Meet the Speaker Reception Connor Auditorium Lobby […]

12th Annual Jay and Rebekah Enoch Lectureship

Enoch Lectureship and Vision Science Seminar Presented by Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD Professor and Dean Ohio State University, College of Optometry Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD  is the Glenn A. Fry Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics and Dean at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She received her OD and PhD degrees from the University […]

New Eye Center in the Center for Outpatient Health

The Department’s largest clinical enterprise has moved to a new location in the Fall of 2017. This $5M new clinic space brings increased efficiency and opportunity for growth while providing the optimal teaching environment. Our patients will have a scenic view of the St. Louis Arch as they enter into our 21,500 square foot Eye Center covering […]

Congratulation Dr. Migneco and team!

Dr. Migneco and team were awarded The Soaring Meteor Award: Mid-sized practice site with the most improved patient satisfaction scores at the Annual FPP Clinical Awards Gala! Read more about the Gala

Multi- Disciplinary Surgical Simulation Laboratory

Workstation Equipment: Leica M320 Surgical Microscope with upright and 45 degree heads Three Stryker autoclave trays: Arthroscope Tray with 4mm 0, 30, and 45 degree arthroscopes Camera Tray with HD video camera and fiber optic light cable CORE set with nine assorted chucks and drive cable (no burrs in the lab yet) Stryker CORE powered […]

2017 Vision Walk for Foundation Fighting Blindness

It takes a team effort to fight blindness. Our team the Wash U Visionaries raised over $2,500 for this years Vision Walk for Foundation Fighting Blindness. Additionally, our very own Rithwick Rajagopal, MD, PhD represented Washington University Department of Ophthalmology as the Medical Chair for the 3rd year in a row!

Congratulations Carla Siegfried, MD

Dr. Siegfried’s project “Pathological alterations in the trabecular meshwork following vitrectomy and lens extraction: A model of oxidative stress” has been chosen by the Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee to receive the Glaucoma Research Foundation Shaffer Prize, a special recognition for the most outstanding research project among the 2016 Shaffer Grant awardees.  

2017 Labor Day Weekend Team

Pictured (l-r):  Dr. Rithwick Rajagopal, Dr. James Liu, Dr. Angela Jiang, Dr. Maxwell Dixon, and Dr. Albert LiNot pictured:  Dr. Anthony Leonard

18 of our Physicians have been chosen as Best Doctors of 2015-2016

Rajendra Apte Anjali Bhorade Steven Couch Susan Culican Philip Custer George Harocopos Andrew Huang Michael Kass Gregg Lueder John Lind Anthony Lubniewski Todd Margolis Kumar Rao James Banks Shepherd III Carla Siegfried Lawrence Tychsen Gregory Van Stavern David Vollman

Eclipse viewers urged to take precaution to protect eyes

News 4 spoke with Washington University opthomological surgeon, Dr. Susan Culican of St. Louis Children’s Hospital who said you should only use ISO rated eclipse glasses. Source: Eclipse viewers urged to take precaution to protect eyes

2017 Ophthalmology Awards

The Doctor William Ellis Research Prize in Ophthalmology.  Superior achievements in ophthalmological and visual sciences research.Jennifer Enright, MD The Max & Evelyn Grand Prize was endowed in 1985 by Dr. Gil Grand in honor of his parents. The award is presented annually to a fourth year medical student who demonstrates excellence in ophthalmological research or clinical care  Excellence […]

DOVS 3rd Year Residents

From Left to right:Robi Maamari, MD, Angela Jiang, MD, Cynthia Montana, MD, PhD, Grace Paley, MD, PhD,& Joel Palko, MD

Moving in November

The Washington University Eye Center – Center for Advanced Medicine location will be moving across Forest Park Ave. to new clinic space in The Center for Outpatient Health in November 2017.

$11.9 million from NIH funds glaucoma study

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received four grants totaling $11.9 million from the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a nationwide study to determine whether efforts to prevent or delay the onset of glaucoma have been effective over the course of two decades. […]

Nerve injury appears to be root of diabetes-related vision loss

Diabetes-related vision loss most often is blamed on blood vessel damage in and around the retina, but new research indicates that much of that vision loss may result from nerve cell injury that occurs long before any blood vessels are damaged. The finding — from scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis — […]

Clinical Tips & Techniques – Anjali Bhorade, MD

Primary Lens extraction for angle closure glaucoma Anjali Bhorada, MD, St. Louis, discusses lens extraction for the management of angle closure glaucoma Click here for original article

Rajagopal awarded Young Physician-Scientist honor

Rithwick Rajagopal, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a Young Physician-Scientist Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Rajagopal, working with Clay F. Semenkovich, the Irene E. and Michael M. Karl Professor and director of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism […]

Evidence of Zika virus found in tears

Researchers have found that Zika virus can live in eyes and have identified genetic material from the virus in tears, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The research, in mice, helps explain why some Zika patients develop eye disease, including a condition known as uveitis that can lead […]

Surgery can restore vision in patients with brain injuries

Surgery can restore vision in patients who have suffered hemorrhaging in the eye after a traumatic brain injury, even if the operation doesn’t occur until several months after the injury, according to a small study from vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Reviewing cases at three medical centers in different […]