LASIK vs. PRK: Which Laser Eye Surgery Is Right for You?

Laser eye surgery has revolutionized the field of vision correction, offering alternatives to traditional glasses or contact lenses. Two popular procedures, LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), stand out as effective solutions for vision correction. Understanding the differences between these procedures is crucial in determining which might be the most suitable option. […]

Isabella Gomes Awarded Prestigious Research Fellowship!

In the ever-evolving realm of medical research, breakthroughs often emerge from the synergy of passion, intellect, and mentorship. One such promising endeavor is underway in the Chen and Rajagopal Labs, where Isabella Gomes is set to embark on a groundbreaking journey! Gomes, the recent recipient of the Research to Prevent Blindness/Janssen Medical Student Eye Research […]

Spring Update 2023

34th Annual Ophthalmology Spring Update Saturday, April 15, 20238:00 AM – 3:40 PM Farrell Learning and Teaching Center (FLTC)520 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO, United States Agenda 8:00 AM—8:05 AM Opening Remarks 8:05 AM—8:35 AM “Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction Management” Gregg Lueder, MD Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 8:35 AM—9:20 AM “The […]

Spring Update 2022

33rd Annual Ophthalmology Spring Update Saturday, April 23, 20228:00 AM – 1:35 PM 31st Annual Ophthalmology Distinguished Alumnus Elizabeth Hodapp, MDAssociate Professor of Clinical OphthalmologyPediatric Glaucoma Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Residency 1979 Washington University School of Medicine in St. LouisFellowship 1981Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 8:00 AM – 8:05 […]

Residents & Fellows Spotlight: Karen Hong, MD, MPhil

What are your future plans? Glaucoma Fellowship at Mass Eye and Ear and master kite surfing. Why did you choose Ophthalmology/WashU? The people! I distinctly remember every single one of my residency interviews with the faculty at WashU. What advice would you give to the new residents? Practice as many different ways to treat and […]

Mitsukuni Yoshida receives Dr. Needleman Pharmacology Prize

We are excited to announce that Mitsukuni Yoshida was chosen to be this year’s Dr. Philip Needleman Pharmacology Prize winner for his thesis work. Mitsukuni is currently completing a research fellowship in Dr. Apte’s lab and mentored by Dr. Imai. The Dr. Philip Needleman Pharmacology Prize is given by the Department of Developmental Biology. Established […]

Maximizing quality of life in glaucoma (Links to an external site)

Quality-of-life issues have stepped into the spotlight for glaucoma, and ophthalmologists are learning how to incorporate new insights and tools into their clinical practice. A question-and-answer session at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2019 annual meeting focused on a discussion of these issues. The discussion featured our own Dr. Bhorade!

Several residents match with top fellowship programs

Congratulations! Chief of Ophthalmic Eye Trauma James Liu, Avinash Honasoge, and Max Dixon matched at their top fellowship programs this week! James Liu, MD – Glaucoma – Duke University Avinash Honasoge, MD, PhD – Retina – The Retina Institute, St. Louis, MO Max Dixon, MD – Glaucoma – Washington University in St. Louis Congratulations to all who matched!