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Thomas S. Hwang M.D.

  • (503) 494-7891
    • Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine
    • Residency Program Director Casey Eye Institute School of Medicine

Dr. Hwang specializes in retinal disease and vitreoretinal surgery. He received his M.D. from the University of California, San Diego, and completed a residency in ophthalmology at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University. He completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Casey Eye Institute, OHSU. His clinical and research interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and ocular trauma.


  • B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts 1995
  • M.D., University of California, San Diego, La Jolla California 1999
  • Internship:

    • UC San Diego
  • Residency:

    • Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University
  • Fellowship:

    • Vitreoretinal surgery, Casey Eye Institute, OHSU
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology
    • Clinical Informatics, American Board of Preventive Medicine

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology


  • "Internal en bloc resection and genetic analysis of retinal capillary hemangioblastoma" JAMA Ophthalmology September 2007
  • "Reply" Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology June 2011
  • "Lack of consensus in the diagnosis and treatment for ocular tuberculosis among uveitis specialists" Ocular Immunology and Inflammation February 1 2015
  • "Coping with an inadequate EHR in a vitreoretinal practice" Retina Today January 1 2015
  • "Electronic health record systems in ophthalmology" Ophthalmology September 2013
  • "Binasal Visual Field Defects from Simultaneous Bilateral Retinal Infarctions in Sickle Cell Disease" American Journal of Ophthalmology May 2007
  • "Detection of nonexudative choroidal neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration with optical coherence tomography angiography" Retina October 27 2015
  • "Effect of systemic beta-blockers, ace inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers on development of choroidal neovascularization in patients with age-related macular degeneration" Retina October 1 2015
  • "Retinal Precursors and the Development of Geographic Atrophy in Age-Related Macular Degeneration" Ophthalmology June 2008
  • "Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography characteristics of intermediate age-related macular degeneration" Ophthalmology January 2013
  • "Isolated acquired unilateral horizontal gaze paresis from a putative lesion of the abducens nucleus" Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology September 2002
  • "Subretinal Hyperreflective Material in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials" Ophthalmology September 1 2015
  • "Acute Macular Outer Retinopathy (AMOR)" JAMA Ophthalmology March 2011
  • "Subretinal transplantation of forebrain progenitor cells in nonhuman primates" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science  2009
  • "Combination systemic and intravitreal antiviral therapy in the management of acute retinal necrosis syndrome" Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina September 1 2014
  • "Optical coherence tomography angiography features of diabetic retinopathy" Retina October 27 2015
  • "Comparison of digital fundus photographic and echographic measurements for maximal linear dimension from eyes with choroidal melanoma" Retina October 2009
  • "Disinfection capacity of PuriLens contact lens cleaning unit against acanthamoeba" Eye and Contact Lense January 2004
  • "Cases from the Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins University" American Journal of Medicine August 15 2002
  • "Spatial correlation between hyperpigmentary changes on color fundus photography and hyperreflective foci on SDOCT in intermediate AMD" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science July 2012
  • "Evaluation of electronic health record implementation in ophthalmology at an academic medical center (An American Ophthalmological Society Thesis)" Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society  2013
  • "Injection frequency and anatomic outcomes 1 year following conversion to aflibercept in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration" British Journal of Ophthalmology  2014
  • "Clinicopathologic correlation of stage 2 macular hole" Retina January 2006
  • "Projection-resolved optical coherence tomographic angiography" Biomedical Optics Express February 9 2016
  • "Advanced image processing for optical coherence tomographic angiography of macular diseases" Biomedical Optics Express November 2 2015
  • "Automated volumetric segmentation of retinal fluid on optical coherence tomography" Biomedical Optics Express April 30 2016
  • "Automated quantification of capillary nonperfusion using optical coherence tomography angiography in diabetic retinopathy" JAMA Ophthalmology April 1 2016
  • "Automated motion correction using parallelstrip registration for wide-field en face OCT angiogram" Biomedical Optics Express July 1 2016
  • "Optical coherence tomography angiography" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science July 1 2016
  • "Evaluation of artifact reduction in optical coherence tomography angiography with realtime tracking and motion correction technology" Biomedical Optics Express October 1 2016

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