Ko George J

George J Ko, MD, FACS


Specialties
  • Ophthalmology
Accepting New Patients
Retina Institute of Washington
4300 Talbot Rd S
Ste 201
Renton 98055
(425) 228-6262
(425) 228-6260
1205890514

General Information

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology
Education Background
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Fellowship: Retina Group of Washington, Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center
Bachelors: Columbia University
Languages
  • English
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Professional Associations
ASRS, AMA, AAO

Publications

Research

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.
 

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology
Clinical Interests
  • absence of eye
  • accommodation
  • acute inflammation of orbit
  • agenesis of eye
  • alternating hyperphoria
  • aniridia
  • aniseikonia
  • anisocoria
  • anisometropia
  • biopsy of eye muscle
  • blurred vision
  • buphthalmos
  • chloroquine retinopathy
  • chorioretinal coloboma
  • ciliary body degeneration
  • color blindness
  • contact and allergic dermatitis of eyelid
  • contact lens infections
  • contact lenses
  • contact lens-induced corneal edema
  • contusion of eye
  • cyst of eyelid
  • dacryoadenitis
  • diabetic eye exam
  • diplopia
  • ectopia lentis
  • endophthalmitis
  • enophthalmos
  • enucleation
  • esotropia
  • examination of eyes
  • exophthalmos
  • eye
  • eye abnormalities
  • eye disorders
  • eye infections
  • eye pain
  • eye strain
  • eyelid bump
  • eyelid diseases
  • farsightedness
  • flashing lights
  • floaters
  • foreign body in eye
  • fracture of orbital floor
  • giant cell arteritis
  • glaucoma suspects
  • growth on eye
  • herpes simplex with ophthalmic complication
  • hiv eye conditions
  • hypertelorism
  • idiopathic orbital inflammatory disease
  • inflammation of the eyelid
  • iridoschisis
  • iris atrophy
  • laceration of eye
  • lasik
  • legal blindness
  • lisch nodule
  • lupus eye conditions
  • macular degeneration
  • macular diseases
  • macular hole
  • melanoma of eye
  • microphthalmos
  • miosis
  • myopia
  • night blindness
  • ocular oncology
  • ocular tumor
  • open wound of eye
  • ophthalmic disorders
  • ophthalmic trauma
  • orbit cancer
  • orbital cyst
  • orbitotomy
  • papilledema
  • parasitic eyelid infestation
  • partial sight
  • penetrating eye injury
  • presbyopia
  • proptosis
  • pseudophakia
  • refractive amblyopia
  • refractive surgery
  • replacement of contact lens
  • retinal laser surgery
  • retinopathy
  • scotoma
  • sensitivity to light
  • sports injuries - eye
  • strabismus
  • stye
  • sudden vision loss
  • thyrotoxic exophthalmos
  • transient monocular vision loss
  • traumatic enucleation
  • vision loss
  • visual discomfort
  • visual disturbance
  • visual field defects
  • visual impairment
  • vitrectomy
Retina Institute of Washington
4300 Talbot Rd S
Ste 201
Renton, 98055
(425) 228-6260