The Hamilton Glaucoma Center at the Shiley Eye Institute is a Center of Excellence. Comprehensive glaucoma diagnostic services with the leading technologies, as well as translational and transformative treatment programs for glaucoma are available. Research to better determine the cause(s) of glaucoma is an important priority of the Center. Developing new medical and surgical treatments and translating them into clinical practice are the highest priorities.
Glaucoma can cause blindness and is the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness. A group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve can result in loss of vision and blindness. As many as 3 million Americans have glaucoma, and at least one-half of these individuals do not even know it. Glaucoma also is the second leading cause of blindness in the US and is the single most common cause of blindness among African Americans.
One may not notice any loss of vision until glaucoma is at an advanced stage. The most common type of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, has no noticeable signs or symptoms except gradual vision loss. With early detection and treatment, however, serious vision loss often can be prevented.
In order to minimize or prevent optic nerve damage and limit glaucoma-related vision loss, it is important to have regular eye examinations. During the examination, a number of tests are performed including the measurement of the eye (intraocular) pressure and an evaluation of the optic nerve.
Although there is no cure, loss of vision can be slowed or halted with medical and/or surgical treatment. The best way to protect your sight from glaucoma is to get tested. Early diagnosis and early detection of disease worsening, along with appropriate treatment, are the keys to preserving vision.
She’s brilliant, tenacious, caring and always willing to listen to and respond to my concerns.
I have received excellent care at the Shiley Eye Institute. Dr. Cristiana Vasile was able to control an eye issue that several other doctors were unable to resolve. She’s brilliant, tenacious, caring and always willing to listen to and respond to my concerns. I so appreciate the care I receive from Dr. Vasile as well as the staff. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Vasile!
Linda, March 2021
Thank You Dr. Weinreb
I want to thank you and the staff at Shiley for the excellent care you provided my Dad during the many years you were his Ophthalmologist.
From cataracts to glaucoma to eye exams, you helped Dad a lot and made his life better. Dad always enjoyed seeing you during his appointments, and he liked to tell everyone that the head of Shiley was his eye doctor.
Richard, April 2021
Before I Got Into The Door @ Sei – My Fears Were Alleviated!
As a senior, I was nervous and apprehensive before my appointment at Shiley. I had cancelled all my other doctor appointments. Even before I got into the front door my fears were alleviated! Before I walked into the building, my temperature was taken, and registration checked me in outside, I sanitized my hands and was given a mask. In the waiting room, the chairs are socially distanced at 6 feet apart.
When I had my visual field and OCT, the technicians sanitized the machines before and afterwards. I was called into Dr. Weinreb’s clinic right away – there was no waiting. I was put into an exam room and that was “my” room for the rest of the visit. Everyone came in/out so I did not have contact with too many people.
Dr. Weinreb, the technicians and young doctors made me feel relieved and safe with the upgraded sanitizing procedures. Everyone was cleaning and washing hands constantly.
I am extremely impressed with the safety precautions taken by the doctors and staff. I can tell a lot of thought and planning was put into the clinic experience to make Shiley safe for patients.
Thank you all,
Hamilton Glaucoma Center Team
With a global reputation for clinical excellence and cutting–edge science, the multidisciplinary team of physicians and scientists includes:
Robert N. Weinreb, M.D., Director and Distinguished Professor
Derek Welsbie, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Cristiana Vasile, M.D., Clinician
Andrew Camp, M.D., Assistant Professor
Radha Ayyagari, Ph.D., Genetics
Akram Belghith, Ph.D., Computational ophthalmology
Christopher Bowd, Ph.D., Neural Networks and deep learning
Todd Coleman, Ph.D., Bioengineering and flexible electronics
Daniel Ju, Ph.D., Mitochondria and oxidative damage
Sasan Moghimi, M.D., Clinical research
John Liu, Ph.D., Director, Sleep and Functional Physiology Laboratory
Karl Wahlin, Ph.D., Translational stem cell research
Robert N. Weinreb, M.D., Diagnostics and treatment
Derek Welsbie, M.D., Ph.D., Neurodegeneration and neuroprotection
Linda Zangwill, Ph.D., Director, Clinical Research and Professor
Elham Ghahari, M.D.
Mojtaba Golzan, Ph.D.
Patricia Manalastas, M.D.
Rafaella Penteado, M.D.
Luke Saunders, Ph.D.
Takuhei Shoji, M.D.
Myoung Sup Sim, Ph.D.
Adeleh Yarmohammadi, M.D.
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