Christina R. Prescott (June 4, 2012)

Christina R. Prescott, M.D., Ph.D. and an assistant professor of ophthalmology is seeing patients at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Bel Air (formerly Parris-Castoro Eye Care Center).

Prescott specializes in medical and surgical management of serious corneal diseases including artificial corneas (keratoprosthesis) and modern forms of corneal transplants including Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty. She also specializes in complex cases for laser vision correction and cataracts.

Prescott received her undergraduate degree in biophysics from Columbia University. She then joined the prestigious Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy in Neuroscience as well as her Medicine Doctorate. Prescott completed her ophthalmology residency at Yale University School of Medicine and her fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School.

She is active in clinical research in multiple fields of ophthalmology, recently comparing techniques of partial thickness corneal transplantation using a laboratory model and comparing imaging modalities for corneal dystrophies. Prescott has presented at many national meetings, won four research awards, published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, including two on the artificial cornea (keratoprosthesis). During her residency, Prescott was a member of the graduate medical education committee and served as an advocacy ambassador for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She was selected by her fellow residents to receive the Patrick T. Matthews Award, given to "the resident who most exemplifies the traits of dedication to the needs of others, love of life and devotion to family and profession."


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