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John C. Morrison M.D.

  • (503) 494-7667
    • Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine
    • Jennie P. Weeks Professor

Dr. Morrison`s clinical areas of focus is glaucoma and consultation for difficult glaucomas. His research interests involve models of glaucomatous optic nerve damage, mechanism of glaucomatous optic nerve damage, and the correlation of optic nerve appearance and visual fields.

View more information on the Casey Eye Institute Glaucoma web site. 

Education

  • M.D., Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland Oregon 1977
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology-Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, 1982-1985
  • Fellowship:

    • Ophthalmology-Oregon Health & Science University, Portland,1985-86 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1986-88
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology, 1987

Memberships and associations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Publications

  • "The effect of age on the response of retinal capillary filling to changes in intraocular pressure measured by optical coherence tomography angiography." Microvascular Research  In: , Vol. 115, 01.01.2018, p. 12-19.
  • "Comparison of microRNA expression in aqueous humor of normal and primary open-angle glaucoma patients using PCR arrays : A pilot study." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science In: , Vol. 58, No. 7, 01.06.2017, p. 2884-2890.
  • "Biomechanical aspects of axonal damage in glaucoma : A brief review." Experimental Eye Research  In: , Vol. 157, 01.04.2017, p. 13-19.
  • "Automated boundary detection of the optic disc and layer segmentation of the peripapillary retina in volumetric structural and angiographic optical coherence tomography." Biomedical Optics Express  In: , Vol. 8, No. 3, #282471, 01.03.2017, p. 1306-1318.
  • "Biological aspects of axonal damage in glaucoma : A brief review." Experimental Eye Research In: , 22.01.2017.
  • "Projection-Resolved Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Macular Retinal Circulation in Glaucoma." Ophthalmology  In: , 2017.
  • "A period of controlled elevation of IOP (CEI) produces the specific gene expression responses and focal injury pattern of experimental rat glaucoma." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science In: , Vol. 57, No. 15, 01.12.2016, p. 6700-6711.
  • "Astrocyte structural and molecular response to elevated intraocular pressure occurs rapidly and precedes axonal tubulin rearrangement within the optic nerve head in a rat model." PLoS One In: , Vol. 11, No. 11, e0167364, 01.11.2016.
  • "Compensation for reflectance variation in vessel density quantification by optical coherence tomography angiography." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science  In: , Vol. 57, No. 10, 01.08.2016, p. 4485-4492.
  • "Expansions of the neurovascular scleral canal and contained optic nerve occur early in the hypertonic saline rat experimental glaucoma model." Experimental Eye Research In: , Vol. 145, 01.04.2016, p. 173-186.
  • "Optic nerve : Atypical nerves and nerve findings."  Pearls of Glaucoma Management: Second Edition. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016. p. 71-83.
  • "Glaucoma increases retinal surface contour variability as measured by optical coherence tomography." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science  In: , Vol. 57, No. 9, 2016, p. OCT438-OCT443.
  • "Generation of Functional Human Retinal Ganglion Cells with Target Specificity from Pluripotent Stem Cells by Chemically Defined Recapitulation of Developmental Mechanism." Stem Cells  In: , 2016.
  • "MicroRNA expression in the glaucomatous retina." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science In: , Vol. 56, No. 13, 01.12.2015, p. 7971-7982.
  • "Rat optic nerve head anatomy within 3D histomorphometric reconstructions of normal control eyes." Experimental Eye Research In: , Vol. 139, 01.10.2015, p. 1-12.
  • "Evaluation of the effect of elevated intraocular pressure and reduced ocular perfusion pressure on retinal capillary bed filling and total retinal blood flow in rats by OMAG/OCT." Microvascular Research In: , Vol. 101, 01.09.2015, p. 86-95.
  • "Optical coherence tomography angiography of the peripapillary retina in glaucoma." JAMA Ophthalmology  In: , Vol. 133, No. 9, 01.09.2015, p. 1045-1052.
  • "Introduction to special issue on glaucomatous optic neuropathy : In vivo models and techniques." Experimental Eye Research In: , Vol. 141, 20.07.2015, p. 1-2.
  • "Continuous non-cell autonomous reprogramming to generate retinal ganglion cells for glaucomatous neuropathy." Stem Cells  In: , Vol. 33, No. 6, 01.06.2015, p. 1743-1758.
  • "Induction of autophagy in rats upon overexpression of wild-type and mutant optineurin gene." BMC Cell Biology  In: , Vol. 16, No. 1, 14, 06.05.2015.
  • "Modeling glaucoma in rats by sclerosing aqueous outflow pathways to elevate intraocular pressure." Experimental Eye Research In: , Vol. 141, 28.03.2015, p. 23-32.
  • "Rat, mouse, and primate models of chronic glaucoma show sustained elevation of extracellular ATP and altered purinergic signaling in the posterior eye." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science In: , Vol. 56, No. 5, 2015, p. 3075-3083.
  • "An acute intraocular pressure challenge to assess retinal ganglion cell injury and recovery in the mouse." Experimental Eye Research  In: , Vol. 141, 12.12.2014, p. 3-8.
  • "Radiation pretreatment does not protect the rat optic nerve from elevated intraocular pressure–induced injury." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science In: , Vol. 56, No. 1, 07.12.2014, p. 412-419.
  • "Astrocyte processes label for filamentous actin and reorient early within the optic nerve head in a rat glaucoma model." Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science In: , Vol. 55, No. 10, 01.10.2014, p. 6945-6952.
  • "Optical coherence tomography angiography of optic disc perfusion in glaucoma." Ophthalmology  In: , Vol. 121, No. 7, 2014, p. 1322-1332.
  • "Electronic health record systems in ophthalmology : Impact on clinical documentation." Ophthalmology In: , Vol. 120, No. 9, 09.2013, p. 1745-1755.
  • "Evaluation of electronic health record implementation in ophthalmology at an academic medical center (An American Ophthalmological Society Thesis)." Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society In: , Vol. 111, 2013, p. 70-92.
  • "Quantitative OCT angiography of optic nerve head blood flow." Biomedical Optics Express  In: , Vol. 3, No. 12, 01.12.2012, p. 3127-3137.
  • "Impact of intraocular pressure on changes of blood flow in the retina, choroid, and optic nerve head in rats investigated by optical microangiography." Biomedical Optics Express In: , Vol. 3, No. 9, 01.09.2012, p. 2220-2233.

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