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David J. Wilson M.D.

  • (503) 494-3000
    • Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine
    • Margaret Thiele Petti and August Petti Chair of Ophthalmology
    • Casey Eye Institute School of Medicine
    • Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Dr. Wilson’s research involves study of the pathophysiology of eye disease. He has a particular interest in oncology, inherited retinal disease and gene- and cell-based therapies.


  • M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas 1981
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship:

    • Ocular pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Center
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology, 1987

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology


  • "A randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of high-dose supplementation with vitamins C and E, beta carotene, and zinc for age-related macular degeneration and vision loss" JAMA Ophthalmology  2001
  • "A comparison of optic nerve head morphology viewed by spectral domain optical coherence tomography and by serial histology" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science March 2010
  • "Expression of growth factor mrna in rabbit pvr model systems" Current Eye Research  1992
  • "Optical microangiography provides depth-resolved images of directional ocular blood perfusion in posterior eye segment" Journal of Biomedical Optics  2010
  • "Clinicopathologic correlation of choroidal and retinal neovascular lesions in age-related macular degeneration" American Journal of Ophthalmology January 2011
  • "Persistent Placoid Maculopathy. A New Clinical Entity" Ophthalmology August 2007
  • "Clinical and pathologic effects of grid macular laser in aged primate eyes containing drusen" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science  1997
  • "Histologic evidence of retained fetal layer of the descemet membrane after presumed total removal for endothelial keratoplasty" Cornea December 2007
  • "Depth-resolved imaging of capillary networks in retina and choroid using ultrahigh sensitive optical microangiography" Optics Letters May 1 2010
  • "Rat model for a corneal basement membrane-type dystrophy" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science February 15 1996
  • "Electronegative electroretinogram in mucolipidosis IV" JAMA Ophthalmology  2002
  • "Systemic diseases with retinitis pigmentosa-like changes." Maryland State Medical Journal December 1986
  • "Retinal Dystrophy in Jeune's Syndrome" JAMA Ophthalmology  1987
  • "Internal en bloc resection and genetic analysis of retinal capillary hemangioblastoma" JAMA Ophthalmology September 2007
  • "The expression of STAT-1 and phosphorylated STAT-1 in conjunctival granulomas" Ocular Immunology and Inflammation August 2010
  • "Absence of BRAF and NRAS mutations in uveal melanoma" Journal of Cancer Research September 15 2003
  • "Visual hallucinations after enucleation" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  1997
  • "Intraocular methotrexate for the treatment of intraocular lymphoma" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science February 15 1996
  • "Gene expressing profiling of iris melanomas" Ophthalmology January 2013
  • "Molecular diagnosis of orbital inflammatory disease" Experimental and Molecular Pathology April 1 2015
  • "Histopathologic changes of the eyelid skin following trichloroacetic acid chemical peel" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  1998
  • "Retention of Host Embryonic Descemet Membrane in Endothelial Keratoplasty" Cornea April 2009
  • "Transconjunctival frontalis suspension (TCFS)" Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  1991
  • "Histopathologic and ultrastructural features of surgically excised subfoveal choroidal neovascular lesions" JAMA Ophthalmology July 2005
  • "Electronic health record systems in ophthalmology" Ophthalmology September 2013
  • "Quantitative optical coherence tomography angiography of choroidal neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration" Ophthalmology  2014
  • "Conjunctival-corneal intraepithelial neoplasm in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)" Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine September 2006
  • "Parallel gene expression changes in sarcoidosis involving the lacrimal gland, orbital tissue, or blood" JAMA Ophthalmology July 1 2015
  • "Pars plana vitrectomy and endoresection of a retinal vasoproliferative tumor" JAMA Ophthalmology September 2010
  • "Primary Treatment of Acute Retinal Necrosis with Oral Antiviral Therapy" Ophthalmology December 2006

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