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Assistant Professor Edward H. Wood, MD is a board certified and fellowship trained vitreoretinal surgeon in the department of ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Wood’s clinical practice focuses on both adult and pediatric vitreoretinal disease. His approach to patients with retinal disorders is to ensure that every patient and their family are treated with respect and compassion. Dr. Wood takes a team approach in creating a treatment plan tailored to each patient’s individual needs with the goal of achieving a lifetime of useful and high quality vision.In addition to medical and surgical care for retina patients, Dr. Wood engages in translational research with the goal of developing new therapies and approaches for patients without viable treatment options. He does so through leveraging the technologies of patient derived stem cells, optogenetics, and phenotypic drug screening in conjunction with active clinical research and surgical device development. Dr. Wood has filed numerous patents and founded several healthcare startups with the goal of improving patients’ quality of life. Areas of interest include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, retinal detachment, retinopathy of prematurity, familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, congenital x-linked retinoschisis, stickler syndrome, surgery for the macula (such as treatment of epiretinal membranes and macular holes), and correction of aphakia and dislocated intraocular lenses. His research interests are significantly inspired by his patients, and he is driven towards not only delivering the highest quality of care currently available, but also in developing the future standard of care in the field of medical retina and vitreoretinal surgery.Dr. Wood received his BS in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University graduating Magna cum laude with Honors, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He then returned to his home state to complete medical school at the University of Kentucky where he served as Class President and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Following this, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Stanford University where he served as chief resident and was awarded the Heed Fellowship, the most prestigious national award for ophthalmology residents in the country. He underwent fellowship training in adult and pediatric vitreoretinal surgery at Associated Retinal Consultants of William Beaumont Hospital, under the mentorship of distinguished retina faculty such as Dr. Michael Trese, Dr. George Williams, Dr. Antonio Capone, Dr. Tamer Mahmoud, and others. In 2018, he received the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Award, the highest honor for a vitreoretinal surgery fellow in the United States. Following fellowship, Dr. Wood returned to Stanford University's School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Vitreoretinal Surgery in the Department of Ophthalmology. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and book chapters, and presents regularly at national and international symposia. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Retina Specialists.
http://med.stanford.edu/woodlab.html<br/><br/>Edward H. Wood, MD is an assistant professor of ophthalmology practicing adult and pediatric vitreoretinal surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Wood engages in translational research with the goal of developing new therapies and approaches for patients without viable treatment options. He does so through leveraging the technologies of patient derived stem cells, optogenetics, and phenotypic drug screening in conjunction with active clinical research and surgical device development. Dr. Wood has filed numerous patents and founded several healthcare startups with the goal of improving patients’ quality of life. His research interests include regenerative medicine, drug discovery, and pediatric retinal disease with the ultimate goal of pursuing basic science discoveries with potential for impactful clinical translation. His research interests are significantly inspired by his patients, and he is driven towards not only delivering the highest quality of care currently available, but also in developing the future standard of care in the field of medical retina and vitreoretinal surgery.
Study to Assess the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Intravitreal Aflibercept Compared to Laser Photocoagulation in Patients With Retinopathy of Prematurity
The primary objective of the study is to assess the efficacy of aflibercept compared to laser
in patients diagnosed with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). The secondary objectives of the
study are to assess the need for a second treatment modality, to assess the recurrence of ROP
in the study and to assess the safety and tolerability of aflibercept.
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Methotrexate For The Prevention and Treatment of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy in Pediatric Patients
Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) is a sight-threatening condition. Children with RRD
usually present late with clinical features of longstanding RRD, specifically a serious
condition named: proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). Therefore, children with RRD often
have poorer outcomes. The objective of this study is to investigate the efficacy and safety
of methotrexate in the treatment and prevention of PVR. Methotrexate is a medication that has
been used to treat inflammatory conditions in children and adults for a long time and it has
been recently used to treat PVR in adults.
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
For more information, please contact Edward Wood, MD, 650-723-6995.