Ophthalmology/Eye Institute

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Judy E. Kim, MDJudy E. Kim, MD
Voted Best Doctor 2014Professor of Ophthalmology

Phone: (414) 955-2020
FAX: (414) 955-6300
E-mail: jekim@mcw.edu

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

Patient Care Emphasis

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous
  • Macular Holes and Epiretinal Membranes
  • Retinal Tears and Detachments
  • Retinal Vein Occlusions

 Current Research Interests

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Ocular trauma and infection
  • Lasers in the management of ocular diseases

Honors and Society Memberships

  • Listed in Best Doctors in America 2003-present
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Society of Retinal Specialists
  • Member, American Telemedicine Association
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Co-chairperson, Korean-American Ophthalmology Association
  • Member, Macula Society
  • Member, Milwaukee Ophthalmology Society
  • Member, Retina Society
  • Member, Wisconsin Ophthalmology Society
  • Member, Women in Ophthalmology
  • Member, Women in Retina
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Post Graduate Training

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute - National Institutes of Health Research Scholar, Bethesda, MD
  • Residency, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Internship, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Recent Publications

AREDS2-HOME Study Research Group, Chew EY, Clemons TE, Bressler SB, Elman MJ, Danis RP, Domalpally A, Heier JS, Kim JE, Garfinkel R. Randomized Trial of a Home Monitoring System for Early Detection of Choroidal Neovascularization Home Monitoring of the Eye (HOME) Study. Ophthalmology. 2014 Feb;121(2):535-44.

Karth PA, Raja SC, Brown DM, Kim JE. Outcomes of Macular Hole Surgeries for Macular Telangiectasia Type 2. Retina. 2013 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Singh RS, Tran LH, Kim JE. Acute exudative polymorphous vitelliform maculopathy in a patient with Lyme disease. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Sep-Oct;44(5):493-6.

Kim JE, Chung M. Adaptive optics for retinal imaging: current status. Retina. 2013 Sep;33(8):1483-6.

Reichstein DA, Larsen BP, Kim JE. Management of persistent subretinal fluid following retinal detachment repair. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep;131(9):1240-4.

Singh RS, Kim JE. Ocular hypertension following intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents. Drugs Aging. 2012 Dec;29(12):949-56.

Ma X, Laud PW, Pintar F, Kim JE, Shih A, Shen W, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB, Zhu S. Obesity and non-fatal motor vehicle crash injuries: sex difference effects. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011 Sep;35(9):1216-24.

Lee TG, Kim JE. Photodynamic Therapy for Steroid-associated Central Serous Choroidopathy. Br J Ophthalmol 2011; 95(4):518-23.

Kim, JE, Lee AC. Changing Trends in ROP over 10 Years. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2010; 47 (4):231-5.

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 2010; 24(4):713-6.

Kim JE, Shah SN, Choi DL, Han DH, Connor TB. 20-gauge Transconjunctival Vitrectomy. Retina 2009; 29(9):1294-8 Covert DJ, Han DP, Kim JE, Wirostko WJ, Connor TB, Moon SJ, Hamilton R. Cognitive Variables in the Fluorescein Angiographic Interpretations of Evolving Predominantly Classic Choroidal Neovascular Membranes in Age-related Macular Degeneration: Correlation of Digital Measurements with Physician Assessment of Lesion Size Changes and Presumed Clinical Significance. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 2009; 40:554-560.

Shah SN, Koozekanani D, Kim JE. Heterogeneity of Fundus Autofluorescence in Stargardt Macular Dystrophy. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 2009; 40(5):506-12.

Kim JE, Ruttum MS, Koeberl MJ, Hassemer EL, Sidjanin DJ. Genetic and Clinical Evaluation of Juvenile Retinoschisis, J AAPOS, 2009; 13:215-7.

Beck RW, Edwards AR, Aiello LP, Bressler NM, Ferris F, Glassman AR, Hartnett ME, Ip MS, Kim JE and Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network. Three-year Follow Up of a Randomized Trial Comparing Focal/Grid Photocoagulation and Intravitreal Triamcinolone for Diabetic Macular Edema. Archives Ophthalmol 2009; 127:245-251.

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