Science in Focus: Art Beyond the Microscope

We are thrilled to announce Science in Focus: Art Beyond the Microscope, a science as art competition! We invite all vision science researchers to participate in this unique competition, where science and art intersect to reveal the beauty within scientific research. Purpose and Goals Our goal is to celebrate the beauty of science and engage […]

Eyes on Nutrition: Key Foods that Support Your Vision

Did you know that what you eat can significantly impact your eye health? A diet rich in essential nutrients like vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids can lower the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and other eye conditions. While research is still ongoing about the role of […]

DOVS Pride 2024

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) at Washington University in St. Louis proudly celebrated its inaugural DOVS Pride Breakfast, followed by participation in the 2024 Grand Pride Parade. This event was a vibrant testament to our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and support for the LGBTQ+ community within our department and the broader St. […]

Sean McCracken honored with 2024 NIH Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience Award

Sean McCracken

Sean McCracken, a Neuroscience PhD candidate in the William’s Lab, has been selected as an award recipient for the 2024 NIH Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience Award Program (OSNAP). This prestigious honor recognizes Sean’s exceptional research and scientific training, highlighting him as a rising star in the neuroscience community. About the OSNAP Award The Outstanding Scholars […]

Welcome Yunshuo “Caroline” Tang, MD, PhD

We are pleased to welcome Yunshuo “Caroline” Tang, MD, PhD, to our team of Neuro-Ophthalmology Faculty. Dr. Tang recently completed her neuro-ophthalmology fellowship with us, and we are excited to add her to our team of expert physicians. Dr. Tang completed her MD and PhD degrees at the University of California, San Francisco, where she […]

Class of 2024 Graduation & Awards Ceremony

Graduation 2024

We recently celebrated the graduation of our outstanding ophthalmology residents and fellows. It was a joyous occasion filled with pride, achievements, and a look back at the hard work and dedication shown by our graduates. A special thanks to all the faculty, staff, and families who supported our graduates throughout their journey. Your dedication and […]

Celebrate Safely: Firework Safety Tips

As we approach the 4th of July, many of us are excited to celebrate with family, friends, and fireworks. While fireworks are a thrilling part of the festivities, they can pose serious risks to our eyes. At Washington University Ophthalmology, we want to ensure your celebrations are not only fun but safe. Here are some […]

Dr. Arsham Sheybani: Expert Insights on Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma

We are excited to highlight Dr. Arsham Sheybani for his recent lecture at the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons on May 10th. Dr. Sheybani presented on the complex and critical topic of “The Cataract Surgery that Caused Glaucoma.” In his lecture, Dr. Sheybani shared his extensive knowledge on how cataract surgery, despite its […]

Dr. Tychsen: Leading the Way in Refractive Surgery for Special Needs Children

We are proud to spotlight Dr. Tychsen, a distinguished member of the Washington University Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, for his recent contributions to the field of pediatric ophthalmology. On May 4th, Dr. Tychsen delivered an impactful lecture on “Refractive Surgery for Special Needs Children” at the Texas Ophthalmological Association’s 2024 Annual Meeting. His […]

In Remembrance of Anjali Bhorade, MD

05/07/1973 – 06/12/2024 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Anjali Bhorade, a distinguished ophthalmologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her contributions to the field of ophthalmology and her compassionate care for her patients have left an indelible mark on the medical community. Education & Experience […]

Repurposed drug may help stabilize vision in rare disease (Links to an external site)

Ophthalmologist Rajendra S. Apte, MD, PhD, (right), of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, examines patient Patricia Collins (left) while medical student Wilson Wang observes. Collins is a participant in a clinical trial that tests the safety and efficacy of an FDA-approved drug in stabilizing vision in patients with RVCL-S, a rare genetic […]

WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Receives Prestigious RPB Grant for Eye Research

We are delighted to announce that the Washington University Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences has been awarded a prestigious Unrestricted Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). This grant, amounting to $115,000 annually, will significantly bolster the department’s ongoing eye research efforts. Recognition of Excellence The Unrestricted Grant from RPB is a testament to […]

2nd Annual Winston Fellow Competition Winners

We are thrilled to announce the winners of Washington University John F. Hardesty, MD Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) 2nd Annual Winston Fellow Competition. This event showcased DOVS students and postdocs presenting their cutting-edge research, competing for the esteemed Winston Fellow Awards in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. About the Winston Fellow Awards The […]

Dr. Yoshimatsu Receives Seed Grant from Brain Research Foundation for Groundbreaking Zebrafish Visual Attention Study

Takeshi Yoshimatsu, PhD

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Yoshimatsu has been awarded a prestigious two-year seed grant from the Brain Research Foundation for his innovative research titled “Zebrafish Model to Study Visual Attention.” This grant will support pioneering work aimed at understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying visual attention, with profound implications for neurodevelopmental disorders such as […]

LASIK for Seniors: Is It Safe and Effective for Older Adults? 

LASIK surgery has long been hailed as a life-changing procedure for individuals seeking freedom from glasses and contact lenses. Traditionally, it’s been more commonly associated with younger adults looking to correct their vision. However, in recent years, there has been a growing interest and discussion about the safety and effectiveness of LASIK for seniors. As […]

Washington University Faculty Member to Keynote at Prestigious Ophthalmology Conference

Rajendra Apte, MD, PhD

We are excited to announce that Dr. Rajendra Apte, MD, PhD, the Paul A. Cibis Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, will be the keynote speaker at the 14th Annual CWRU/University Hospitals Department of Ophthalmology Research Day 2024. Keynote Presentation by Dr. Rajendra Apte Dr. Apte will be delivering a keynote address titled “Novel Insights […]

Gordon Research Conference 2024: Establishing Form and Function in the Eye and Visual Brain

Unlocking the Mysteries of Vision: GRC Visual System Development Conference The 2024 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Visual System Development, themed “Establishing Form and Function in the Eye and Visual Brain,” took place from May 19 to 24, 2024. This prestigious international scientific gathering will be hosted in a remote location to foster a sense […]

LASIK for Millennials: A Trend Among Young Professionals

In recent years, the landscape of vision correction has seen a significant shift among young adults, particularly young professionals. The quest for clearer, hassle-free vision has led many in this generation to consider LASIK surgery as a solution. With the rise of career-driven individuals and an emphasis on convenience, LASIK has become a popular choice […]