Interim Chair: Ramzi Hemady, M.D.
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences provides 24-hour quality care for patients who sustain severe eye trauma. In addition, the Ophthalmology Service treats patients who need ongoing care to achieve not only the best possible visual outcome but also outstanding functional and cosmetic outcomes for the eye and its surrounding structures. Our Service includes subspecialists who are known both nationally and internationally for their expertise and research in their respective areas of concentration.
The Ophthalmology Service evaluates and treats patients with the most severe types of injuries, such as those seen after motor vehicle accidents and industrial accidents. Every effort is made to salvage the patient's vision, which often requires advanced microsurgical techniques and the latest technology. In those cases in which the eye is severely damaged, every effort is made to maximally rehabilitate the patient from both functional and psychological perspectives.
The Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division within the Department of Ophthalmology, headed by Dr. Sajeeve S. Kathuria, also takes care of patients who have sustained additional injury to the adnexal structures of the eye, such as the tear duct, the eye lids and the bones of the eye socket. Dr. Kathuria specializes in the acute management and the reconstructive aspects of trauma affecting these vital structures of the orbit and periorbital region.
Our outpatient office is located at University Eye Care 419 W. Redwood St., Suite 420, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201.
For all appointments or inquiries please call 410-328-6535
Steven Bernstein, M.D., PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology,
General Ophthalmology, Director Molecular Research
Special Interests: Mechanisms of Retinal Aging; Age Related Macular Degeneration; Ophthalmic Genetics; Molecular Biology of Retinal Disease
Degrees: M.D., SUNY-Downstate Medical Center; Ph.D., Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University
Residency: Medical College of Virginia, Ophthalmology
Fellowship: NEI, Ophthalmic Genetics
Advanced: NIH/NEI Sr. Staff Fellow, Retinal Biology
Ramzi Hemady, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Co-Director Cornea, Uveitis & Refractive Surgery
Special Interests: Cornea; Uveitis Corneal Transplant Surgery, Cataract Surgery; Refractive Surgery, Lasik; Anterior Segment Surgery
Degrees: M.D., American University of Beirut
Residency: American University of Beirut Medical Center Ophthalmology
Fellowship: Massachusetts Eye & Ear infirmary, Cornea and Anterior Segment, Ocular Immunology and Uveitis
Sajeev Kathuria, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Eye Plastic, Reconstructive and Orbital Surgery Service
Special Interests: Cosmetic Eye Surgery; Orbital Surgery; Trauma; Ptosis; and Thyroid Eye Disease
Degrees: M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland, Ophthalmology
Fellowship: University of Toronto, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Michaela Mathews, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Special Interests: Ischemic Optic Neuropathy; Angiogenesis
Degrees: University of Vienna, Austria
Residency: UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, New Jersey
Fellowship: Neuro-ophthalmology, The Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia
Robert Shin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology
Neuro-Ophthalmology/ Multiple Sclerosis
Special Interests: Optic Neuritis, Visual Dysfunction in Multiply Sclerosis
Degrees: M.D., University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Neurology
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania/ Scheie Eye Institute, Nuero-Ophthalmology; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Multiple Sclerosis