Johnson Lab featured on “Health Uncensored with Dr. Drew”

On January 28th, Dr. Drew Pinksy included a segment on glaucoma in his weekly television show “Health Uncensored with Dr. Drew”, broadcast on the Fox Business Network. The segment was featured to coincide with Glaucoma Awareness Month and included Ms. Elena Sturman, President/CEO of The Glaucoma Foundation) and Dr. Thomas Johnson. View the segment here: […]

RGC Transplantation Paper Published Featured on Cover of Stem Cell Reports

Our latest paper entitled “Rare intercellular material transfer as a confound to interpreting inner retinal neuronal transplantation following internal limiting membrane disruption” has been published in the journal Stem Cell Reports, and was featured in the cover image.  To read the paper: click here. Congratulations to first author Kevin Zhang, and all co-authors on this […]

The RReSTORe Consortium White Paper on vision restoration for optic neuropathy has been published!

Congratulations to all RReSTORe Consortium members on the publication of a major White Paper summarizing the most important questions and challenges pertaining to retinal ganglion cell repopulation to restore vision in blinding optic neuropathies like glaucoma!  Importantly, this paper also highlights several avenues and experimental paradigms for meeting those challenges through collaborative research.  This will […]

Dr. Johnson speaks with Dr. Diane Bovenkamp in a BrightFocus Glaucoma Chat

On Wednesday, August 9th, 2023, Dr. Johnson was interviewed by Dr. Diane Bovenkamp, Vice President for Scientific Affairs of the BrightFocus Foundation, during a national conference call for glaucoma patients and their families entitled “Can stem cells help my vision?”.  The BrightFocus Chats feature scientific and clinical specialists and provide information to help patients living […]

Shaking Up the Status Quo

Expanding the ophthalmology pipeline for those who are underrepresented in medicine is critical, say Wilmer faculty and trainees, who are focused on doing just that.

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