Dr. Mark Johnson

Mark W. Johnson, MD

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Section Leader, Retina and Uveitis
Academic Office: 734-936-7760

Areas of Interest

Research Summary

Research interests include:  pathogenesis and treatment of epiretinal membrane, macular hole, vitreomacular traction syndrome, myopic traction maculopathy, and other vitreomacular conditions; intraocular pharmacotherapies for nonexudative and neovascular age-related macular degeneration; techniques and outcomes of macular and submacular surgery; evolution and complications of PVD; pathogenesis of macular and neuromacular disorders. 

Dr. Johnson serves as principal investigator at the Kellogg Eye Center for multicenter clinical trials examining the safety and efficacy of new drug treatments for nonexudative and neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD.  He serves on Data and Safety Monitoring Committees for numerous multicenter clinical trials investigating new treatments for macular and retinal vascular diseases and tumors. Other projects at the Kellogg Eye Center are studying the pathogenesis of uncommon macular disorders, optimal surgical strategies for repair of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, best approaches to the treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy, and surgical management of vitreomacular and neuromacular disorders.

Clinical Interests

Macular diseases; retinal vascular disorders and diabetic retinopathy; posterior segment inflammatory disorders; vitreoretinal surgery; macular and submacular surgery; intraocular pharmacotherapy; photodynamic therapy

Subspecialty: Retina

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Honors & Awards

  • President Elect, The Macula Society
  • Program Co-Director, Retina Subspecialty Day, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Best Doctors in America
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor
  • Retina 150, Ocular Surgery News
    • Lifetime Achievement Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
    • Credentials Committee, Macula Society
    • Editorial board, Retina
    • Associate Editor, American Journal of Ophthalmology
    • President, The Retina Society

Credentials

  • Medical School, University of Utah, 1984
  • Residency in Ophthalmology, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, 1988
  • Fellowships
    • Macular Diseases, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, 1989
    • Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, 1990

Published Articles or Reviews

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