Research Summary

Research Summary

Dr. Jan Kylstra have done clinical research related to the management of diabetic macular edema, macular holes, age related macular degeneration, ocular trauma, cytomegalovirus retinitis, and retinopathy of prematurity.  His current area of interest is the development of better screening for wet macular degeneration.

Selected Publications

Postoperative complications following vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy with sew-on and noncontact wide-angle viewing lenses. Virata SR,Kylstra JA. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 2001 May-Jun;32(3):193-7.

Entoptic perimetry screening for central diabetic scotomas and macular edema. Brown JC, Kylstra JA, Mah ML. Ophthalmology. 2000 Apr;107(4):755-9.

The importance of fluorescein angiography in planning laser treatment of diabetic macular edemaKylstra, JA, Brown JC, Jaffe GJ, Cox, TA, Gallemore R, Greven CM, Hall JG, Eifrig DE. Ophthalmology 1999; 106:11.

Indirect ophthalmoscope perimetry in patients with retinal detachment or retinoschisisKylstra JA, Holdren DH. Am J Ophthalmol 1995; 119:521-522.

Clinical predictors of scleral rupture following blunt ocular traumaKylstra JA, Lamkin J, Runyan D. Am J Ophthalmol 1993; 115:530-535.

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Biosketch

Education

1979
BA, magna cum laude, Philosophy, Dartmouth College

1983
MD, Duke University School of Medicine

Postgraduate Training

1984
Internship, Sacred Heart Hospital

1987
Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

1989
Retina-Vitreous Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Academic Appointments

1987-1988
Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

1989-2000
Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina
Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina

2000-2010
Partner, Alamance Eye Center, Burlington, NC

2010-2016
Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina

2016-present
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Selected Honors

1975 – National Merit Scholar
1979 – Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth College
1986 – Mass. Eye and Ear/MSD Glaucoma Award
2012 – Voted Teacher of the Month by the students of MUSC College of Medicine
2014, 2015 – Castle Connolly Best Regional Doctors