Wilmer Eye Institute celebrates new locations in Bel Air, HdG

  • From left: Sharon Alaimo; Lynne Young; Joyce Flatau; Mary Jo O'Connell; Milton Greenbaum; Charles Castoro; Tucker McNulty; Ronald Peterson; Peter J. McDonnell; Richard Thomas; Adrienne W. Scott; Wayne Parris; Robert Reier; Robin Sommer, Susan Burdette and Donna Vierheller celebrate the opening of two new Wilmer Eye Institutes, in Bel Air and Havre de Grace.
From left: Sharon Alaimo; Lynne Young; Joyce Flatau; Mary Jo…
August 27, 2012

The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Medicine commemorated the grand opening of its Bel Air and Havre de Grace locations (both formerly Parris-Castoro Eye Care Centers) during a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony. These two sites represent the ninth and 10th satellite offices in the state for the Wilmer Eye Institute.

Dignitaries throughout the county and representatives from Johns Hopkins Medicine attended the event. Among them was Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Dr. Peter J. McDonnell, William Holland Wilmer Professor of Ophthalmology and director of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

"Johns Hopkins Hospital was founded in 1889 based on the principles of excellence in patient care, research and education. Our goal for Johns Hopkins Medicine is to serve as many communities as possible and to provide a broader spectrum of patient care, expand our resources for teaching and research and provide the community with excellent care," Peterson said in a press release. "We are excited that the Wilmer Eye Institute, one of the crown jewels of Johns Hopkins Medicine, will now have a presence in Harford County."

McDonnell is looking forward to continued success with this newly expanded team to bring the latest eye care and surgical techniques and the most groundbreaking research to patients. "Parris-Castoro has a long history of providing the community with high-quality eye care; we look forward to continuing that care with the Parris-Castoro team and expanding the specialty services available to the community."

The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Medicine 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. Its clinical eye services are comprehensive and include medical and surgical evaluation and management of ophthalmic conditions and diseases, including but not limited to the following areas of focus: cornea and cataract, strabismus, glaucoma, cosmetic and medical oculoplastics, retina and neuro-ophthalmology.

Wilmer's doctors also specialize in low vision and offer the latest vision correction technology, both with LASIK surgery and the use of advanced intraocular lenses in cataract surgery, designed to reduce dependence on eyeglasses.

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