In the News
Celebrating Female Authors in Ophthalmology
JUNE 29, 2022
Dagny Zhu, MD, and Laura M. Periman, MD, talk with Andrea L. Kossler, MD, Cherie A. Fathy, MD, MPH, and Bonnie A. Henderson, MD, about the incredible accomplishments of female authors in ophthalmology journals, ways to encourage growth and limit disparities and more.
Conversations in Thyroid Eye Disease
FEB 15, 2022
Conversations in Thyroid Eye Disease provides an in-depth look at novel treatments and new studies affecting patients with TED and Graves' Disease.
Insulin-like Growth Factor 1-Receptor Inhibitors in Thyroid Eye Disease: Developing a Consensus to Address and Manage Hearing-Related Impairment
JAN 18, 2022
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Horizon Therapeutics USA, Inc.
The Impact on Ocular Surface Disease of Teprotumumab for TED
NOV 23, 2021
We recently spoke with Andrea Lora Kossler, MD, FACS, from the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University about results from the study “Effect of Teprotumumab on Ocular Surface Disease in Active Thyroid Eye Disease,” which she and colleagues presented at the American Society or Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Annual Fall Scientific Symposium.
Mitigating Thyroid Eye Disease Through Prompt Diagnosis and Treatment
SEPT 27, 2021
Thyroid eye disease (TED) is often misdiagnosed due to the heterogeneity of clinical presentation, resulting in postponed treatment initiation and reduced effectiveness of therapy.
New Frontiers in Thyroid Eye Disease Management
JAN 27, 2021
In this session from AAO 2020 Virtual, Drs. Andrea Kossler and Sara Wester share their experience in using teprotumumab for thyroid eye disease (TED). Patients with TED can show varied response to the drug, which highlights the heterogeneity of the disease.
Techniques in Corneal Neurotization
SEPT 1, 2020
This comprehensive text on corneal neurotization provides an in-depth understanding of various available surgical techniques, as well as the relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathogenesis governing the principles of this innovative surgery.
6 Commonly Neglected Places for Sunscreen and How Doctors Recommend Protecting Them
JULY 7, 2020
As we continue to be inundated with Instagram memes about the importance of wearing sunscreen and countless campaigns warning of skin cancer's horrors, it's hard to believe that there was ever a time when it was normal to lie in the sun, not a care in the world, lathering yourself in tanning oil.
You Missed A Spot! Patchy Sunscreen Application Leaves Skin Vulnerable To Cancer
APRIL 3, 2019
You may not be thin-skinned, but your eyelids certainly are. The fragile tissue is the thinnest on the body, less than 1 millimeter thick.
The gift of sight
JULY 1, 2019
Almost four years ago, Peggy Kixmoeller was diagnosed with thyroid eye disease (TED). This is an autoimmune disorder where the body mistakenly attacks healthy cells, specifically the thyroid gland and the tissues around the eye.
A delicate surgery saves a teenager’s eye
SEPT 7, 2017
When Nhu Nguyen came to Stanford to seek help for her left eye, she felt like she was living in a nightmare. Nguyen, then 16, had undergone surgery at another California hospital to remove a small, benign dermoid eye tumor she'd been born with.
Andrea Kossler, MD: Why I Went Into Medicine
MAY 23, 2016
The father of Andrea Kossler, MD, is a surgeon and her sister an ophthalmologist, so she was torn between those two specialties. After medical aid trips to Bolivia and Cambodia, she figured out that oculoplastic surgery would be just right. It was the perfect fit for her.
Navy Pilot's Medical Mystery Solved by Three Stanford Experts
JULY 8, 2014
Stanford's laryngology division chief, Ed Damrose, has nearly 20 years of practice under his belt, but what he observed in U.S. Navy Cmdr. Robert Buchanan stumped him. "I had never encountered anything quite like it before," Damrose said.