George Ko
George J Ko, MD, FACS

George J Ko, MD, FACS

George J Ko, MD, FACS
Specialty

Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Center, Eye Diseases, Eye Trauma, Macular Degeneration, Macular Diseases, Macular Surgery, Retinal and Vitreous Surgery, Retinal Laser, Retinal Tears & Detachment, Retinal/Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Vitreous Surgery, Vitro-Retinal Surgery

  • Accepting Children: Unknown
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Insurance Accepted:

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Philosophy of Care

All patients deserve the best possible retinal care

Medical School

Columbia University

Residency

Temple University

Fellowship(s)

Retina Group of Washington, Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center

Board Certifications

Board Certified

Languages:

Chinese

Professional Associations:

ASRS, AMA, AAO

Awards:

America’s Top Ophthalmologists selected by Consumers’ Research Council, Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (2007)

Von Fricken MA, Kunjukunju N, Weber C, Ko GJ.  25-Gauge Transconjunctival Sutureless Vitrectomy versus 20-Gauge Vitrectomy for the Repair of Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment.  Retina 2009 April; 29(4):444-450. 
 
Ko GJ, Lusk BE, Garfinkel RA.  Vitreomacular Traction in Idiopathic Parafoveal Telangiectasis.  Poster Presentation.  Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 2008
 
Giganti M, Ko GJ, Berinstein DM.  25-Gauge Vitrectomy for Retained Lens Fragments.  Poster Presentation.  Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 2008
 
Lusk BE, Lyons JS, Ko GJ.  Occult Macular Dystrophy: Expanded Patient Database Sheds Light.  Poster Presentation.  Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 2008
 
Ko GJ, Shah NP, Berinstein DM, Garfinkel RA, Osman MH.  Recurrent Retinal Detachment after Primary Retinal Detachment Repair With Scleral Buckle or Vitrectomy.  Paper Presentation.  The American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California, December 2007.
 
Von Fricken MA, Ko GJ, Weber C, Kunjukunju N.  25-Gauge Transconjunctival Sutureless Vitrectomy versus 20-Gauge Vitrectomy for the Repair of Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment.  Paper Presentation.  The American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California, December 2007.
 
Berinstein DM, Ko GJ, Sanders RJ, Von Fricken MA, Barazi MK.  Efficacy of Intravitreal Ranibizumab in Patients with Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration Previously Treated with Intravitreal Bevacizumab.  Paper Presentation.  The American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California, December 2007.
 
Ko GJ.  Traumatic Macular Tear.  Fluorescein Angiography and Surgical Case Unknown Conference.  The American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California, December 2007.
 
Kunjukunju N, Von Fricken MA, Ko GJ, Weber C.  25-Gauge Transconjunctival Sutureless Vitrectomy
for Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment.  Poster Presentation.  The American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California, December 2007.
 
Ko GJ, Fernando SM, Berinstein DM, Sanders RJ, Von Fricken MA.  Efficacy of Intravitreal Ranibizumab in Patients with Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration Previously Treated with Intravitreal Bevacizumab.  Paper Presentation.  The Retina Society Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, September 2007.
 
Berinstein DM, Ko GJ, Shah NP, Garfinkel RA, Osman MH.  Surgical Outcomes in Eyes Failing Primary Retinal Detachment Repair With Scleral Buckle or Vitrectomy.  Paper Presentation.  The Retina Society Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, September 2007.
 
Ko GJ.  Traumatic Macular Tear.  Interesting Case Conference.  The Retina Society Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, September 2007.
 
Shah NP, Ko GJ, Berinstein DM, Garfinkel RA, Osman MH.  Surgical Outcomes in Eyes Failing Primary Retinal Detachment Repair With Scleral Buckle or Vitrectomy.  Poster Presentation.  Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 2007
 
Ko GJ, Bang SJ, Phillips WB.  Retinal Vascular Diseases: Cystoid Macular Edema and Related Diseases.  Online Clinical Course - American Academy of Ophthalmology, April 2007.
 
Ko GJ, Bang SJ, Phillips WB.  Retinal Vascular Diseases: Retinal Manifestations of Systemic Disease.   Online Clinical Course - American Academy of Ophthalmology, April 2007.
 
Ko GJ, Phillips WB.  Retinal Vascular Diseases: Retinal Artery Occlusions.  Online Clinical Course - American Academy of Ophthalmology, January 2007.
 
Ko, GJ, Kunimoto, DY.  Open Globe Injury Resulting from Cataract Wound Dehiscence.  Poster Presentation.  American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2006
 
Ko GJ, Kunimoto DY, Fischer DH, Maguire JI, Kaiser RS, and Park CH.  Open Globe Injury Resulting From Corneal Graft Dehiscence.  Poster Presentation.  Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 2006
 
Su M, Ko GJ, Najjar DM, Bedrossian EH, Zwick OM, Abel AD.  Angiocatheter–Assisted Canaliculoplasty for Canalicular Stenosis.  Poster Presentation.  Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 2006
 
Kunimoto DY, Ko GJ, Vander J, Ho AC, Sivalingam A, Benson WE.  Location Of Open Globe Wounds In Patients With Prior Intraocular Surgery Invest.  Poster Presentation.  Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 2006
 
Ko GJ, Brown MM, Brown GC.  The macroeconomics of vitreoretinal diseases.  Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2005 Jun; 16(3):184-190. 
 
Ko GJ, Chu Q, Garg S, Sanchez R, Sadun AA, Sebag J, Lam TT.  Neuron-Specific Enolase in Cell Damage after Retinal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Rats.  Poster Presentation.  Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 2002.
 

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