Department of Ophthalmology | Wu Research Group
Dr. Albert Wu
Director of Oculoplastics Research
Dr. Albert Y. Wu is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained orbital and oculofacial surgeon, focusing on the medical and surgical management of eye, eyelid, tearing, and orbital disorders, as well as cosmetic treatments of the face.
He is honored to work alongside a talented group as we research therapies for those battling cornea blindness.
To learn more about their research, visit here and to meet the team, visit here.
Interested in learning more about what Dr. Wu specializes in?
Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine hopes to replace, engineer or regenerate human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function. This field holds the promise of engineering damaged tissues and organs via stimulating the body’s own repair mechanisms to functionally heal previously irreparable tissues or organs. Regenerative medicine also includes the possibility of growing tissues and organs in the laboratory and safely implant them when the body cannot heal itself. If a regenerated organ’s cells would be derived from the patient’s own tissue or cells, this would potentially solve the problem of the shortage of organs available for donation, and the problem of organ transplant rejection.
Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a specialized area of ophthalmology that entails the treatment of abnormalities and ailments of the orbit, lacrimal system, eyelids, and adjacent facial tissues. An ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon completes additional training in plastic surgery related to the eye and it’s surrounding area. Membership in the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is given to American Board of Ophthalmology board certified ophthalmologists who have also passed rigorous testing in the field. Ophthalmic plastic surgery is limited to the structures surrounding the eye and can affect one’s ability to see. Thus ophthalmic plastic surgeons are qualified best to carry out this challenging surgery and provide the best care that the eye may need. Fellowship in the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery indicated the surgeon has been board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has had the required training and interest in this specialty.