From the director

Timothy W. Olsen, MD

Efficiency and growth

Dear Alumni

We’re very excited about the progress and positive changes that are evolving at the Emory Eye Center.  There is tremendous energy and enthusiasm in the halls of the Eye Clinic and this newsletter gives you just a hint of the excitement and progress.   The VAMC and Grady Eye Clinic under the strong leadership of Steve Urken and Yousuf Khalifa, respectively . . . both are also soaring to new heights!

Our mission is simple and remains focused on helping people see as well as they can see.  We do this at the patient – doctor visit, and such visits occur approximately 200,000 x/year at Emory, the VAMC and Grady.  Education continues to play a critical part of both patient care and in our research enterprise.

We are very fortunate to continue to attract the top residents and fellows in the country to our clinical programs.  We’ve also had extraordinary productivity in our research programs.  Just a few highlights are listed in this edition of Eye Alumni

We’re very excited about Dr. Jiong Yan bringing the Argus II retinal prosthetic to Emory and our patients.  This technology is truly revolutionary.

We’re also very proud of our GO-Emory program (Global Ophthalmology at Emory).  This exciting program, under the leadership of Danny Haddad, is helping eradicate trachoma in Africa.  Dr. Haddad is also leading local efforts in Georgia and at the Rollins School of Public Health.

Late-breaking, international news on the management of Ebola and the ophthalmologic manifestations following recovery are led by Steven Yeh and his team.  Exciting news is pending . . . stay tuned . . .  and stay in touch!


Timothy W. Olsen MD
F. Phinizy Calhoun Sr. Professor
Chairman of Ophthalmology
Emory University, School of Medicine
Director, Emory Eye Center