Ophthalmology/Eye Institute

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 Dennis P. Han, MD  Dennis P. Han, MD
Voted Best Doctor 2014  Jack A. & Elaine Klieger Professor of Ophthalmology

  Chief, Retina Service
  Phone: (414) 955-2020
  FAX: (414)955-6300
  E-mail: dhan@mcw.edu



  The Eye Institute
  925 N. 87th St.
  Milwaukee, WI. 53226

Patient Care Emphasis

  • Diseases of the Macula, Retina and Uvea
  • Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous
  • Hereditary and Degenerative Eye Disease
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Laser Surgery

Current Research Interests

  • Retinal Vascular Occlusions
  • Endophthalmitis

Honors and Society Memberships

  • Listed in Best Doctors in America: 1996-Present
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1980
  • Member, Honor Award Recipient, and Senior Achievement Award Recipient, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Ophthalmological Society
  • Member and Honor Award Recipient, American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Associate Editor-in-Chief, Archives of Ophthalmology
  • Member, Aspen Retinal Detachment Society
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Member, Campo Society
  • Member, Macula Society
  • Member, Milwaukee Ophthalmologic Society
  • Board Member, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin
  • Member, Retina Society
  • Member, Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Ophthalmological Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1978


  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Post Graduate Training

  • Research Fellowship, Neuro-Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Internship, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Berlin, VT
  • Residency, University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology, Iowa City, IA
  • Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Eye Institute, Milwaukee, WI

Recent Publications 

Singh RS, Covert DJ, Henry CR, Bhatia SK, Croskrey J, Sanchez CR, Han DP. Retinal complications associated with pars plana vitrectomy for macular holes or epiretinal membranes in eyes with previous retinal detachment repair. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jan 1;132(1):118-9.

Han DP. Age-related macular degeneration, anti-VEGF therapy, and ophthalmic imaging: is there a best practice? JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep;131(9):1124-6.

Reis LM, Tyler RC, Muheisen S, Raggio V, Salviati L, Han DP, Costakos D, Yonath H, Hall S, Power P, Semina EV. Whole exome sequencing in dominant cataract identifies a new causative factor, CRYBA2, and a variety of novel alleles in known genes. Hum Genet. 2013 Jul;132(7):761-70.

Abràmoff MD, Folk JC, Han DP, Walker JD, Williams DF, Russell SR, Massin P, Cochener B, Gain P, Tang L, Lamard M, Moga DC, Quellec G, Niemeijer M. Automated analysis of retinal images for detection of referable diabetic retinopathy. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Mar;131(3):351-7.

Han DP, Szabo A. Flashes, floaters, and oral fluoroquinolones: is retinal detachment a worry? JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Jan;131(1):91-3.

Han DP, Covert DJ, Wirostko WJ, Hammersley JA, Lindgren KE. SCLERAL BUCKLE REMOVAL IN THE VITRECTOMY ERA: A 20-Year Clinical Experience. Retina. 2013 Feb;33(2):387-91.

Godara P, Cooper RF, Sergouniotis PI, Diederichs MA, Streb MR, Genead MA, McAnany JJ, Webster AR, Moore AT, Dubis AM, Neitz M, Dubra A, Stone EM, Fishman GA, Han DP, Michaelides M, Carroll J. Assessing retinal structure in complete congenital stationary night blindness and Oguchi disease. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Dec;154(6):987-1001.e1.

Han DP, Chin M, Simons KB, Albert DM. Surgical removal of an atypical macular epiretinal membrane in neurofibromatosis type 2: clinicopathologic correlation and visual outcome. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct 1;130(10):1337-9.

Adam MK, Covert DJ, Stepien KE, Han DP. Quantitative assessment of the 103-hexagon multifocal electroretinogram in detection of hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity. Br J Ophthalmol. 2012 May;96(5):723-9.

Han DP, Heuer DK. Intravitreal corticosteroid therapy: putting the problem of glaucoma in perspective. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar;130(3):380-2.

Covert DJ, Henry CR, Bhatia SK, Croskrey J, Sanchez CR, Han DP. Intraoperative retinal tear formation and postoperative rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in transconjunctival cannulated vitrectomy systems compared with the standard 20-gauge system. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Feb;130(2):186-9.

Han DP, O'Brien WJ, Higgins B. Biocompatibility of pooled human immunoglobulin (Gamunex 10%™) with ocular infusion solutions (BSS™ and BSS Plus™): an in vitro evaluation of a potential antitoxin treatment for infectious endophthalmitis. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Aug;27(4):343-6. Epub 2011 Jun 1.

Wykoff CC, Flynn HW Jr, Han DP. Allergy to povidone-iodine and cephalosporins: the clinical dilemma in ophthalmic use. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan;151(1):4-6.

Han DP, McAllister JT, Weinberg DV, Kim JE, Wirostko WJ. Combined intravitreal anti-VEGF and verteporfin photodynamic therapy for juxtafoveal and extrafoveal choroidal neovascularization as an alternative to laser photocoagulation. Eye (Lond). 2010 Apr;24(4):713-6. Epub 2009 Jun 5.

Stepien KE, Han DP, Schell J, Godara P, Rha J, Carroll J. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and adaptive optics may detect hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity before symptomatic vision loss. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2009 Dec;107:28-33.

Covert DJ, Han DP, Kim JE, Connor TB Jr, Wirostko WJ, Moon SJ, Hamilton R. Physician assessment of changing lesion size of predominantly classic choroidal neovascular membranes in age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2009 Nov-Dec;40(6):554-60.

Kim JE, Shah SN, Choi DL, Han DP, Connor TB. Transconjunctival 20-gauge pars plana vitrectomy using a single entry cannulated sutureless system. Retina. 2009 Oct;29(9):1294-8.

Mittra RA, Kim JE, Han DP, Pollack JS. Sustained postoperative face-down positioning is unnecessary for successful macular hole surgery. Br J Ophthalmol. 2009 May;93(5):664-6. Epub 2009 Jan 23.

Han DP, Sievers S. Extensive drusen in type I membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Apr;127(4):577-9.

Wirostko WJ, Covert DJ, Han DP, Connor TB Jr, Kim JE, Hammersley J, Lindgren K. Microbiological spectrum of organisms isolated from explanted scleral buckles. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2009 Mar-Apr;40(2):201-2.

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