Mira M. Sachdeva, M.D., Ph.D. | Ophthalmology

>>My name is Mira Sachdeva and I’m an assistant professor
in the Retina Devision at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. As a Vitreoretinal surgeon, I care for patients with a
broad range of both medical and surgical retinal diseases. Including Diabetic Retinopathy, age related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachments among others. Ophthalmology has been a passion for me, because of how precious sight is and that I always wanted to do something that would help improve
someone’s quality of life. So, first and foremost, I
consider myself a clinician and I’m lucky enough to have trained with some of the best clinicians
and surgeons in the world. I did my residency here at Wilmer and then I went to the
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston for my Vitreoretinal
Surgery Fellowship. I then came back for a year to serve as the assistant chief of service or Chief Resident here at Wilmer. These experiences all
exposed me to a broad variety of very complex retinal diseases and retinal surgeries
early on in my career and I’m very grateful for that experience. I’m still involved with
caring for patients with eye emergencies, as
the Retina Representative at the Wilmer Ocular Trauma Center. My current research involves
trying to understand why retinal nerve cells,
or retinal neurons, become damaged and die in diseases like Diabetic Retinopathy
and Macular Degeneration. The retina really is just
an extension of the brain, so I’m working with the
Institute of Cell Engineering at Johns Hopkins to try
and look at parallels between neurodegeneration in diseases like Parkinson’s Disease and loss of retinal nerve
cells and retinal diseases. I love working with my patients. I love getting to know them individually and most importantly, I
love helping to do my best to help them see better whether
it’s through medications, surgery, or through new
discoveries in the lab.

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