Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the Eye Institute

Joe Carroll, PhD Elected to Optica Society 2024 Fellow Class

Joe Carroll, PhD, Richard O. Schultz, MD/Ruth Works Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Director of the Dennis P. Han Advanced Ocular Imaging Program (AOIP), has been elected to the 2024 Optica Society Fellow Class. Dr. Carroll was recognized for his “outstanding advances in understanding retinal structure and function in individuals with inherited vision disorders through the application of non-invasive tools.”

Optica (formerly OSA) is a distinguished global society dedicated to advancing optics and photonics and the leading organization for individuals interested in the science of light. The organization was founded in 1916 and currently includes more than 22,000 members from more than 180 countries.

Dr. Carroll is one of 129 elected members from 26 countries to the 2024 Class, selected by the Board of Directors for their exemplary contributions to the Optica community through leadership, education, engineering and volunteering/professional service.

As founding director of the AOIP, Dr. Carroll’s research focuses on applying high-resolution imaging tools (adaptive optics and optical coherence tomography) to the study of the human retina. The AOIP provides an infrastructure to promote the development and use of translational ocular imaging tools to improve detection, diagnosis, and management of eye disease. Dr. Carroll also currently serves as Editor in Chief of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), a publication by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

“This recognition is especially rewarding for me, as Optica has been a part of my career for almost 25 years and has provided many opportunities for me to develop professionally," said Dr. Carroll. "That said, this honor is the result of the significant contributions over the years of the many students, staff, and collaborators of the AOIP.”