Advances in Eye Care

Part of the Aging Well series

From novel treatments for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy to the latest research on vision restoration, Dr. Russel Van Gelder of the UW Medicine Eye Institute and the Karalis Johnson Retina Center will share the latest science in addressing the most common eye diseases.


Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD

Boyd K. Bucey Memorial Professor And Chair, UW Medicine Department of Ophthalmology
Director, Roger and Angie Karalis Johnson Retina Center
Director, UW Vision Science Center

Since 2008, Dr. Russell Van Gelder has been the Boyd K. Bucey Memorial Chair, Professor, and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at University of Washington in Seattle. He is Director of the Roger and Angie Karalis Johnson Retina Center and is Adjunct Professor of Biological Structure and of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Nationally, he is a Trustee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and serves as Editor-in-chief of the journal Ophthalmology. He is past President of the American Uveitis Society, and served in 2015 as President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has served on the National Eye Institute Council and currently serves on the Council of Councils of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Van Gelder is an active clinician-scientist and teacher. He sees patients with ocular inflammatory disease one day per week, and divides his remaining time between his research, teaching, and administrative duties.

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