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A program at Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

About Wilmer Eye Institute

Select Staff, A Unique Setting

The Wilmer Eye Institute has long been recognized for bringing together ophthalmologists consistently ranked by their peers as among the finest internationally, with a specially trained and highly experienced team of nurses, technicians and staff cited by patients for their knowledge, responsiveness, and sensitivity. Working together, they have established and refined a flexible approach for delivering state-of-the-art ophthalmic care at Johns Hopkins Hospital and in seven locations around the state.  Toward that end, The Wilmer Eye Institute constructed and opened in June 2009 The Robert H. and Clarice Smith Building and Maurice Bendann Surgical Pavilion, creating the most modern ophthalmic surgical facility and vision research center in the world.

Individual Attention to Our Patients' Needs

Wilmer provides a level of individual attention highly valued by our patients, whether they are visiting us for an outpatient consultation, procedure, extended care, or emergency treatment, provided 24/7 by our ophthalmology physician staff.

Convenient and Comprehensive Outpatient Care

Wilmer's outpatient locations, in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins Hospital and surrounding counties, provide patients with the expert care of Wilmer ophthalmologists and optometrists, equipped with the latest in diagnostic and surgical technologies - yet experience all the ease and convenience of an efficient outpatient facility. Wilmer's surgeons also offer the latest refractive procedure technology both with Lasik surgery, as well as with the surgical use of deluxe intra-ocular lenses in cataract surgery, designed to reduce dependence on eyeglasses after surgery. 

Wilmer also offers state-of-the-art Low Vision evaluation and management for patients who have lost vision as a result of trauma or chronic eye disease.  Additionally, at all of Wilmer's outpatient locations, our providers offer expert routine and general/comprehensive eye care for adults and children.  In most locations, appointments for non-urgent conditions are available writhin two weeks.

Maryland Eye Trauma Center

As the only designated eye trauma center of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, Wilmer's Eye Emergency Service, located in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Adult and Pediatric Emergency Rooms, delivers 24-hour-a-day care for blunt , penetrating, chemical, and other eye injuries.  As required, Wilmer's physicians can consult with neurologists, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, and social workers to address the patient's complete needs during these episodes of acute care.

Inpatient Services

When the patient's condition calls for extended overnight observation and treatment, Wilmer Eye Institute ophthalmologists and Johns Hopkins surgical care units have forged a collaborative partnership, ensuring a smooth and efficient patient transfer to an inpatient stay when necessary. 

Contact Wilmer Eye Institute

Make an Appointment:

CALL: 410-955-5080

1-800-21JOHNS (1-800-215-6467)  -- Toll Free

General Questions:wilmerinfo@jhmi.edu

By Mail:

The Wilmer Eye Institute

Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe St.

Baltimore, MD. 21287

The Low Vision Research Program is Supported by Galena Lions Charities