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Eugene de Juan, M.D.


Dr. Eugene De Juan is an ophthalmologist with expertise in diseases of the vitreous and retina. In addition to treating patients, De Juan is the UCSF Jean Kelly Stock Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology. His research focuses on ocular medical and surgical therapeutics, including advances in ocular drug delivery and drug delivery techniques for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

He completed a medical degree at the University of South Alabama and a residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Retina and Vitreous Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0344
Phone: (415) 353–2800
Fax: (415) 353–2713

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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University of South Alabama 1979


Johns Hopkins Hospital 1983

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ho AC, Humayun MS, Dorn JD, da Cruz L, Dagnelie G, Handa J, Barale PO, Sahel JA, Stanga PE, Hafezi F, Safran AB, Salzmann J, Santos A, Birch D, Spencer R, Cideciyan AV, de Juan E, Duncan JL, Eliott D, Fawzi A, Olmos de Koo LC, Brown GC, Haller JA, Regillo CD, Del Priore LV, Arditi A, Geruschat DR, Greenberg RJ. Long-Term Results from an Epiretinal Prosthesis to Restore Sight to the Blind. Ophthalmology. 2015 Aug; 122(8):1547-54.
  2. de Juan E, Spencer R, Barale PO, da Cruz L, Neysmith J. Extraction of retinal tacks from subjects implanted with an epiretinal visual prosthesis. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2013 Oct; 251(10):2471-6.
  3. Trager Cabrera MJ, Borirakchanyavat S, De Juan E. Effect of intravitreal bevacizumab on intraocular pressure in a case of severe chronic hypotony. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2010; 4(4):300-2.
  4. Hayashi A, Naseri A, Pennesi ME, de Juan E. Subretinal delivery of immunoglobulin G with gold nanoparticles in the rabbit eye. Jpn J Ophthalmol. 2009 May; 53(3):249-56.
  5. Mello-Filho PA, Guven D, Beeley NR, de Juan E, Erickson SR. Helical intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide implant: a 6-month surgical feasibility study in rabbits. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2009 Mar-Apr; 40(2):160-8.
  6. Khurana RN, Chang YH, Barnes AC, Fujii GY, De Juan E, Humayun MS. A novel method to oxygenate intraocular irrigation fluids with an in-line oxygenator. Retina. 2007 Jan; 27(1):83-6.
  7. Javaheri M, Fujii GY, Rossi JV, Panzan CQ, Yanai D, Lakhanpal RR, Maia M, Khurana RN, Guven D, De Juan E, Humayun MS. Effect of oxygenated intraocular irrigation solutions on the electroretinogram after vitrectomy. Retina. 2007 Jan; 27(1):87-94.
  8. Qiu G, Stewart JM, Sadda S, Freda R, Lee S, Guven D, de Juan E, Varner SE. A new model of experimental subretinal neovascularization in the rabbit. Exp Eye Res. 2006 Jul; 83(1):141-52.
  9. Beeley NR, Stewart JM, Tano R, Lawin LR, Chappa RA, Qiu G, Anderson AB, de Juan E, Varner SE. Development, implantation, in vivo elution, and retrieval of a biocompatible, sustained release subretinal drug delivery system. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2006 Mar 15; 76(4):690-8.
  10. Komáromy AM, Varner SE, de Juan E, Acland GM, Aguirre GD. Application of a new subretinal injection device in the dog. Cell Transplant. 2006; 15(6):511-9.
  11. Khurana RN, Fujii GY, Walsh AC, Humayun MS, de Juan E, Sadda SR. Rapid recurrence of geographic atrophy after full macular translocation for nonexudative age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmology. 2005 Sep; 112(9):1586-91.
  12. Beeley NR, Rossi JV, Mello-Filho PA, Mahmoud MI, Fujii GY, de Juan E, Varner SE. Fabrication, implantation, elution, and retrieval of a steroid-loaded polycaprolactone subretinal implant. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2005 Jun 15; 73(4):437-44.
  13. Lakhanpal RR, Humayun MS, de Juan E, Lim JI, Chong LP, Chang TS, Javaheri M, Fujii GY, Barnes AC, Alexandrou TJ. Outcomes of 140 consecutive cases of 25-gauge transconjunctival surgery for posterior segment disease. Ophthalmology. 2005 May; 112(5):817-24.
  14. Qiu G, Seiler MJ, Mui C, Arai S, Aramant RB, de Juan E, Sadda S. Photoreceptor differentiation and integration of retinal progenitor cells transplanted into transgenic rats. Exp Eye Res. 2005 Apr; 80(4):515-25.
  15. Lakhanpal RR, Javaheri M, Ruiz-Garcia H, De Juan E, Humayun MS. Transvitreal limited arteriovenous-crossing manipulation without vitrectomy for complicated branch retinal vein occlusion using 25-gauge instrumentation. Retina. 2005 Apr-May; 25(3):272-80.
  16. Tameesh MK, Lakhanpal RR, Fujii GY, Javaheri M, Shelley TH, D'Anna S, Barnes AC, Margalit E, Farah M, De Juan E, Humayun MS. Retinal vein cannulation with prolonged infusion of tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) for the treatment of experimental retinal vein occlusion in dogs. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Nov; 138(5):829-39.
  17. Panzan CQ, Güven D, Weiland JD, Lakhanpal RR, Javaheri M, de Juan E, Humayun MS. Retinal thickness in normal and RCD1 dogs using optical coherence tomography. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2004 Nov-Dec; 35(6):485-93.
  18. Ng EW, Fujii GY, Au Eong KG, Reynolds SM, Melia BM, Kouzis AC, Humayun MS, de Juan E, Pieramici DJ. Macular translocation in patients with recurrent subfoveal choroidal neovascularization after laser photocoagulation for nonsubfoveal choroidal neovascularization. Ophthalmology. 2004 Oct; 111(10):1889-93.
  19. Arai S, Thomas BB, Seiler MJ, Aramant RB, Qiu G, Mui C, de Juan E, Sadda SR. Restoration of visual responses following transplantation of intact retinal sheets in rd mice. Exp Eye Res. 2004 Sep; 79(3):331-41.
  20. Suzuki S, Humayun MS, Weiland JD, Chen SJ, Margalit E, Piyathaisere DV, de Juan E. Comparison of electrical stimulation thresholds in normal and retinal degenerated mouse retina. Jpn J Ophthalmol. 2004 Jul-Aug; 48(4):345-9.

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