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Eye Care

Jeffrey Whitehead, MD

Eye Care: Ophthalmology

Certification:

American Board of Ophthalmology

Medical School:

University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison

Residency:

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Fellowship:

Medical Retina/Clinical Research: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Additional areas of special interest include:

  • Medical retinology
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Vein occlusion
  • Laser surgery for retinal tears and related conditions
  • Rheumatologic-associated eye diseases
  • Ocular tumors
  • Ocular oncology
  • Optic nerve disorders
  • Inherited retinal disease
  • Inflammatory eye disease (uveitis)
  • Treatment of floaters
  • Pediatric retinal disease
  • Treatment of retinopathy of prematurity
  • Infectious eye disease
  • Vitreous disease
  • Eye trauma
  • Rare eye diseases

More information:

Dr. Whitehead was part of worldwide clinical and epidemiological studies of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy for a 10-year period before entering medical school. He has co-authored numerous scientific publications, including a major review article on the role of supplements in macular degeneration.

Dr. Whitehead has particular interest on the potential for stem-cell therapy for degenerative and inherited retinal disease.