Ophthalmic Genetics

Dr. Pennesi, Dr. Weleber and Dr. Yang are the ophthalmic genetics doctors at Casey.

A leading center on the west coast for inherited eye diseases

The Ophthalmic Genetics Service at the Casey Eye Institute is one of the premier centers in the world for patients with genetic diseases of the retina and other areas of the eye. Our mission is to provide superb patient care, conduct pioneering research that will lead to effective treatments for inherited retinal diseases, and train the next generation of ophthalmic genetics specialists.

Gene Therapy Center

OHSU Casey Eye Institute is a premier center in the U.S. for gene therapy research, clinical trials and treatment options. Learn more about the Gene Therapy Center.

Meet our doctors

    • Appointments and titles

      • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Inherited retinal diseases
      • Retinal vascular disease
      • Medical retina
      • Retinal gene therapy and stem cell therapy
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
      • Kenneth C. Swan Endowed Professor of Ophthalmology
      • Chief, Paul H. Casey Ophthalmic Genetics Division
    • Areas of interest

      • Retinal Dystrophies
      • Congenital/Genetic Disease
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Retinal Dystrophies Congenital/Genetic Disease, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology, Cataract Surgery
    • Appointments and titles

      • Instructor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
      • Genetic Counselor, Casey Eye Institute, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Inherited retinal diseases
      • Retinoblastoma

In the news

Casey doctors and researchers are experts in the field and can be found featured in printed publications, online news outlets and podcasts around the world: