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Brandon Lujan M.D.

Dr. Lujan is an associate professor of ophthalmology and the medical director of the Casey Reading Center.  Dr. Lujan is passionate about providing excellence for patients by integrating the art of patient care with the most modern diagnostic tools and therapies available.  Patients are typically referred from other eye doctors for evaluation and management of conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion.


As medical director of the Casey Reading Center, Dr. Lujan aims to unlock the potential for modern imaging technologies and computer science to diagnose, guide management, predict progression, and aim toward a cure for diseases that can severely affect sight.

Dr. Lujan is deeply committed to teaching, and is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in retinal imaging who is capable of communicating complex concepts effectively and simply.

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  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Minnesota 1996
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston Massachusetts 2002
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, 2006
  • Fellowship:

    • Medical Retina Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL, 2007
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology


  • "Subretinal Hyperreflective Material in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials" Ophthalmology September 1 2015
  • "The reliability of parafoveal cone density measurements" British Journal of Ophthalmology  2014
  • "Autofluorescence and spectral domain oct findings in alport syndrome" Retinal Cases and Brief Reports September 2013
  • "Progression of geographic atrophy in age-related macular degeneration imaged with spectral domain optical coherence tomography" Ophthalmology April 2011
  • "Sensitivity of fluid detection in patients with neovascular AMD using spectral domain optical coherence tomography high-definition line scans" Retina  2014
  • "Chorioretinal architecture in Aicardi syndrome" Journal of AAPOS June 2011
  • "Successful treatment of Fusarium endophthalmitis with voriconazole and Aspergillus endophthalmitis with voriconazole plus caspofungin" American Journal of Ophthalmology September 2005
  • "Calibration of fundus images using spectral domain optical coherence tomography" Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina July 2008
  • "Microcysts in the inner nuclear layer from optic atrophy are caused by retrograde trans-synaptic degeneration combined with vitreous traction on the retinal surface" Brain  2013
  • "Expanded clinical spectrum of multiple evanescent white dot syndrome with multimodal imaging" Retina  2016
  • "Spectral domain optical coherence tomography imaging of punctate outer retinal toxoplasmosis" Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology  2014
  • "Adaptive optics microperimetry and OCT images show preserved function and recovery of cone visibility in macular telangiectasia type 2 retinal lesions" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science  2015
  • "Diagnostic and Therapeutic challenges" Retina August 23 2016
  • "Paraneoplastic vitelliform retinopathy in a patient with treated choroidal melanoma" Retinal Cases and Brief Reports  2014
  • "The spectrum of superficial and deep capillary ischemia in retinal artery occlusion" American Journal of Ophthalmology January 1 2015
  • "Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges" Retina May 2011
  • "Spectral domain optical coherence tomography findings in eyes with acute ischaemic retinal whitening" British Journal of Ophthalmology May 1 2015
  • "Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges" Retina April 1 2015
  • "Myopic traction maculopathy" Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina March 2009
  • "Directional Optical Coherence Tomography Provides Accurate Outer Nuclear Layer and Henle Fiber Layer Measurements" Retina August 7 2015
  • "Intravitreous ranibizumab for persistent macular edema in retinal vein occlusion unresponsive to bevacizumab" Retinal Cases and Brief Reports June 2013
  • "Pupil tracking optical coherence tomography for precise control of pupil entry position" Biomedical Optics Express  2015
  • "Emerging concepts in the management of acute retinal necrosis" British Journal of Ophthalmology May 2013
  • "Spectral domain optical coherence tomography imaging of drusen in nonexudative age-related macular degeneration" Ophthalmology July 2011
  • "Correlation of outer nuclear layer thickness with cone density values in patients with retinitis pigmentosa and healthy subjects" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science November 25 2015
  • "Spectral domain optical coherence tomographic imaging of geographic atrophy" Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina July 2008
  • "Outer retinal structure in patients with acute zonal occult outer retinopathy" American Journal of Ophthalmology April 2012
  • "Geometric deformable model driven by CoCRFs" Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention  2008
  • "Longitudinal study of cone photoreceptors during retinal degeneration and in response to ciliary neurotrophic factor treatment" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science April 2011
  • "Registration of OCT fundus images with color fundus photographs based on blood vessel ridges" Optics Express January 3 2011

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