Mark S. Blumenkranz

Ophthalmologist

Retina specialist

Byers Eye Institute

  • 2452 Watson Court
  • Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Phone: 650-723-6995
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Center for Marfan Syndrome

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-8246
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Professional Education

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1979) CA

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1977) CA

Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1976) CA

Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (1980)

Fellowship: University Of Miami - School of Medicine (1980) FL

Medical Education: Brown University - School of Medicine (1975) RI

AB, Brown University, Biology (1972)

MD, Brown University, Medicine (1975)

MMS, Brown University, Biochemical Pharmacology (1976)

Internship, Stanford University, Surgery (1976)

Residency, Stanford University, Ophthalmology (1979)

Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Vitreoretinal Surgery (1980)

Honors & Awards

Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2004)

Lifetime Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2008)

Administrative Appointments

Professor and Chairman, Stanford University School of Medicine - Ophthalmology, 1997

Panretinal Photocoagulation for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
Palanker, D., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2012). Panretinal Photocoagulation for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 153(4), 780-781.

Longterm cultures of the aged human RPE do not maintain epithelial morphology and high transepithelial resistance
Stanzel, B. V., Blumenkranz, M. S., Binder, S., & Marmor, M. F. (2012). Longterm cultures of the aged human RPE do not maintain epithelial morphology and high transepithelial resistance. GRAEFES ARCHIVE FOR CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, 250(2), 313-315.

Tennis partners.
Flynn, H. W., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2012). Tennis partners. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.), 32, S12-4.

Fifty Years of Ophthalmic Laser Therapy
Palanker, D. V., Blumenkranz, M. S., & Marmor, M. F. (2011). Fifty Years of Ophthalmic Laser Therapy. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 129(12), 1613-1619.

THE IMPACT OF PULSE DURATION AND BURN GRADE ON SIZE OF RETINAL PHOTOCOAGULATION LESION Implications for Pattern Density
Palanker, D., Lavinsky, D., Blumenkranz, M. S., & Marcellino, G. (2011). THE IMPACT OF PULSE DURATION AND BURN GRADE ON SIZE OF RETINAL PHOTOCOAGULATION LESION Implications for Pattern Density. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 31(8), 1664-1669.

Femtosecond laser capsulotomy
Friedman, N. J., Palanker, D. V., Schuele, G., Andersen, D., Marcellino, G., & Culbertson, W. W. (2011). Femtosecond laser capsulotomy. JOURNAL OF CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY, 37(7), 1189-1198.

Critical appraisal of the clinical utility of the dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex) for the treatment of macular edema related to branch retinal vein occlusion or central retinal vein occlusion.
Chan, A., Leung, L.-S., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2011). Critical appraisal of the clinical utility of the dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex) for the treatment of macular edema related to branch retinal vein occlusion or central retinal vein occlusion. Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.), 5, 1043-1049.

Kinetics of central macular thickness reduction in patients with macular edema after intravitreal drug therapy.
He, L., Chan, A., Leng, T., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2011). Kinetics of central macular thickness reduction in patients with macular edema after intravitreal drug therapy. Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.), 5, 1751-1758.

Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with Integrated Optical Coherence Tomography
Palanker, D. V., Blumenkranz, M. S., Andersen, D., Wiltberger, M., Marcellino, G., & Culbertson, W. (2010). Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with Integrated Optical Coherence Tomography. SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, 2(58).

CORRELATION OF VISUAL ACUITY AND MACULAR THICKNESS MEASURED BY OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY IN PATIENTS WITH PERSISTENT MACULAR EDEMA
Blumenkranz, M. S., Haller, J. A., Kuppermann, B. D., Williams, G. A., Ip, M., & Whitcup, S. M. (2010). CORRELATION OF VISUAL ACUITY AND MACULAR THICKNESS MEASURED BY OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY IN PATIENTS WITH PERSISTENT MACULAR EDEMA. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 30(7), 1090-1094.

Optimal current and future treatments for diabetic macular oedema
Blumenkranz, M. S. (2010). Optimal current and future treatments for diabetic macular oedema. EYE, 24(3), 428-434.

Photoacoustic ocular imaging
de la Zerda, A., Paulus, Y. M., Teed, R., Bodapati, S., Dollberg, Y., & Gambhir, S. S. (2010). Photoacoustic ocular imaging. OPTICS LETTERS, 35(3), 270-272.

Photodynamic Therapy With and Without Adjunctive Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide: A Retrospective Comparative Study
Chan, A., Blumenkranz, M. S., Wu, K. Hc., Wang, G., Berker, N., & Sanislo, S. R. (2009). Photodynamic Therapy With and Without Adjunctive Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide: A Retrospective Comparative Study. OPHTHALMIC SURGERY LASERS & IMAGING, 40(6), 561-569.

Healing of Retinal Photocoagulation Lesions
Paulus, Y. M., Jain, A., Gariano, R. F., Stanzel, B. V., Marmor, M., & Palanker, D. (2008). Healing of Retinal Photocoagulation Lesions. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 49(12), 5540-5545.

Severe surfing-related ocular injuries: the Stanford Northern Californian experience
Zoumalan, C. I., Blumenkranz, M. S., McCulley, T. J., & Moshfeghi, D. M. (2008). Severe surfing-related ocular injuries: the Stanford Northern Californian experience. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 42(10), 855-857.

Surveillance for potential adverse events associated with the use of intravitreal bevacizumab for retinal and choroidal vascular disease
Wong, L. J., Desai, R. U., Jain, A., Feliciano, D., Moshfeghi, D. M., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2008). Surveillance for potential adverse events associated with the use of intravitreal bevacizumab for retinal and choroidal vascular disease. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 28(8), 1151-1158.

Bacterial contamination of ocular surface and needles in patients undergoing intravitreal injections
De Caro, J. J., Ta, C. N., Ho, H.-K. V., Cabael, L., Hu, N., & de Kaspar, H. M. (2008). Bacterial contamination of ocular surface and needles in patients undergoing intravitreal injections. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 28(6), 877-883.

Effect of pulse duration on size and character of the lesion in retinal photocoagulation
Jain, A., Blumenkranz, M. S., Paulus, Y., Wiltberger, M. W., Andersen, D. E., & Palanker, D. (2008). Effect of pulse duration on size and character of the lesion in retinal photocoagulation. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 126(1), 78-85.

Endogenous Scedosporium apiospermum endophthalmitis
Jain, A. T., Egbert, P., McCulley, T. J., Blumenkranz, M. S., & Moshfeghi, D. M. (2007). Endogenous Scedosporium apiospermum endophthalmitis. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 125(9), 1286-1289.

Role of genetic factors and inflammation in age-related macular degeneration
Moshfeghi, D. M., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2007). Role of genetic factors and inflammation in age-related macular degeneration. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 27(3), 269-275.

A novel His158Arg mutation in TIMP3 causes a late-onset form of Sorsby fundus dystrophy
Lin, R. J., Blumenkranz, M. S., Binkley, J., Wu, K., & Vollrath, D. (2006). A novel His158Arg mutation in TIMP3 causes a late-onset form of Sorsby fundus dystrophy. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 142(5), 839-848.

Semiautomated patterned scanning laser for retinal photocoagulation
Blumenkranz, M. S., Yellachich, D., Andersen, D. E., Wiltberger, M. W., Mordaunt, D., & Palanker, D. (2006). Semiautomated patterned scanning laser for retinal photocoagulation. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 26(3), 370-376.

Antibiotic susceptibility of preoperative normal conjunctival bacteria
de Kaspar, H. M., Koss, M. J., Blumenkranz, M. S., & Ta, C. N. (2005). Antibiotic susceptibility of preoperative normal conjunctival bacteria. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 139(4), 730-733.

New therapy for central retinal vein occlusion - Are intravitreal steroids a possible answer?
Blumenkranz, M. S. (2005). New therapy for central retinal vein occlusion - Are intravitreal steroids a possible answer?. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 123(2), 259-261.

Directed retinal nerve cell growth for use in a retinal prosthesis interface
Leng, T., Wu, P., Mehenti, N. Z., Bent, S. F., Marmor, M. F., & Fishman, H. A. (2004). Directed retinal nerve cell growth for use in a retinal prosthesis interface. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 45(11), 4132-4137.

Migration of retinal cells through a perforated membrane: Implications for a high-resolution prosthesis
Palanker, D., Huie, P., Vankov, A., Aramant, R., Seiler, M., & Blumenkranz, M. (2004). Migration of retinal cells through a perforated membrane: Implications for a high-resolution prosthesis. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 45(9), 3266-3270.

Localized chemical release from an artificial synapse chip
Peterman, M. C., Noolandi, J., Blumenkranz, M. S., & Fishman, H. A. (2004). Localized chemical release from an artificial synapse chip. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 101(27), 9951-9954.

Three-day application of topical ofloxacin reduces the contamination rate of microsurgical knives in cataract surgery - A prospective randomized study
de Kaspar, H. M., Chang, R. T., Shriver, E. M., Singh, K., Egbert, P. R., & Ta, C. N. (2004). Three-day application of topical ofloxacin reduces the contamination rate of microsurgical knives in cataract surgery - A prospective randomized study. OPHTHALMOLOGY, 111(7), 1352-1355.

The chick chorioallantoic membrane as a model tissue for surgical retinal research and simulation
Leng, T., MILLER, J. M., Bilbao, K. V., Palanker, D. V., Huie, P., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2004). The chick chorioallantoic membrane as a model tissue for surgical retinal research and simulation. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 24(3), 427-434.

Controlling cell adhesion on human tissue by soft lithography
Lee, C. J., Blumenkranz, M. S., Fishman, H. A., & Bent, S. F. (2004). Controlling cell adhesion on human tissue by soft lithography. LANGMUIR, 20(10), 4155-4161.

The challenge of determining aqueous contamination rate in anterior segment intraocular surgery
Ta, C. N., Egbert, P. R., Singh, K., Blumenkranz, M. S., & de Kaspar, H. M. (2004). The challenge of determining aqueous contamination rate in anterior segment intraocular surgery. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 137(4), 662-667.

Fluid flow past an aperture in a microfluidic channel
Peterman, M. C., Noolandi, J., Blumenkranz, M. S., & Fishman, H. A. (2004). Fluid flow past an aperture in a microfluidic channel. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 76(7), 1850-1856.

The artificial synapse chip: A flexible retinal interface based on directed retinal cell growth and neurotransmitter stimulation
Peterman, M. C., Mehenti, N. Z., Bilbao, K. V., Lee, C. J., Leng, T., & Fishman, H. A. (2003). The artificial synapse chip: A flexible retinal interface based on directed retinal cell growth and neurotransmitter stimulation. ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, 27(11), 975-985.

Antibiotic resistance patterns of ocular bacterial flora - A prospective study of patients undergoing anterior segment surgery
Ta, C. N., Chang, R. T., Singh, K., Egbert, P. R., Shriver, E. M., & de Kaspar, H. M. (2003). Antibiotic resistance patterns of ocular bacterial flora - A prospective study of patients undergoing anterior segment surgery. OPHTHALMOLOGY, 110(10), 1946-1951.

Risk factors for antibiotic-resistant conjunctival bacterial flora in patients undergoing intraocular surgery
de Kaspar, H. M., Shriver, E. M., Nguyen, E. V., Egbert, P. R., Singh, K., & Ta, C. N. (2003). Risk factors for antibiotic-resistant conjunctival bacterial flora in patients undergoing intraocular surgery. GRAEFES ARCHIVE FOR CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, 241(9), 730-733.

Localized neurotransmitter release for use in a prototype retinal interface
Peterman, M. C., Bloom, D. M., Lee, C., Bent, S. F., Marmor, M. E., & Fishman, H. A. (2003). Localized neurotransmitter release for use in a prototype retinal interface. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 44(7), 3144-3149.

Precision and safety of the pulsed electron avalanche knife in vitreoretinal surgery
MILLER, J. M., Palanker, D. V., Vankov, A., Marmor, M. F., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2003). Precision and safety of the pulsed electron avalanche knife in vitreoretinal surgery. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 121(6), 871-877.

Retinal evaluation of patients on chronic amiodarone therapy
Shaikh, S., Shaikh, N., Chun, S. H., Spin, J. M., Blumenkranz, M. S., & Marmor, M. F. (2003). Retinal evaluation of patients on chronic amiodarone therapy. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 23(3), 354-359.

Microcontact printing on human tissue for retinal cell transplantation
Lee, C. J., Huie, P., Leng, T., Peterman, M. C., Marmor, M. F., & Fishman, H. A. (2002). Microcontact printing on human tissue for retinal cell transplantation. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 120(12), 1714-1718.

Prospective randomized comparison of 3-day versus 1-hour preoperative ofloxacin prophylaxis for cataract surgery
Ta, C. N., Egbert, P. R., Singh, K., Shriver, E. M., Blumenkranz, M. S., & de Kaspar, H. M. (2002). Prospective randomized comparison of 3-day versus 1-hour preoperative ofloxacin prophylaxis for cataract surgery. OPHTHALMOLOGY, 109(11), 2036-2040.

Treatment of central retinal vein occlusion by vitrectomy with lysis of vitreopapillary and epipapillary adhesions, subretinal peripapillary tissue plasminogen activator injection, and photocoagulation
Lam, H. D., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2002). Treatment of central retinal vein occlusion by vitrectomy with lysis of vitreopapillary and epipapillary adhesions, subretinal peripapillary tissue plasminogen activator injection, and photocoagulation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 134(4), 609-611.

CME photodynamic therapy for choroidal neovascularization - A review
Woodburn, K. W., Engelman, C. J., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2002). CME photodynamic therapy for choroidal neovascularization - A review. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 22(4), 391-405.

The sensitivity and specificity of single-field nonmydriatic monochromatic digital fundus photography with remote image interpretation for diabetic retinopathy screening: A comparison with ophthalmoscopy and standardized mydriatic color photography
Lin, D. Y., Blumenkranz, M. S., Brothers, R. J., & Grosvenor, D. M. (2002). The sensitivity and specificity of single-field nonmydriatic monochromatic digital fundus photography with remote image interpretation for diabetic retinopathy screening: A comparison with ophthalmoscopy and standardized mydriatic color photography. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 134(2), 204-213.

Effects of the pulsed electron avalanche knife on retinal tissue
Palanker, D. V., Marmor, M. F., Branco, A., Huie, P., MILLER, J. M., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2002). Effects of the pulsed electron avalanche knife on retinal tissue. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 120(5), 636-640.

Pulsed Electron Avalanche Knife (PEAK) for intraocular surgery
Palanker, D. V., MILLER, J. M., Marmor, M. F., Sanislo, S. R., Huie, P., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2001). Pulsed Electron Avalanche Knife (PEAK) for intraocular surgery. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 42(11), 2673-2678.

Adjuvant methods in macular hole surgery: Intraoperative plasma-thrombin mixture and postoperative fluid-gas exchange
Blumenkranz, M. S., Ohana, E., Shaikh, S., Chang, S., Coll, G., & De Bustros, S. (2001). Adjuvant methods in macular hole surgery: Intraoperative plasma-thrombin mixture and postoperative fluid-gas exchange. OPHTHALMIC SURGERY AND LASERS, 32(3), 198-207.

Transient improvement in visual acuity and macular edema in central retinal vein occlusion accompanied by inflammatory features after pulse steroid and anti-inflammatory therapy
Shaikh, S., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2001). Transient improvement in visual acuity and macular edema in central retinal vein occlusion accompanied by inflammatory features after pulse steroid and anti-inflammatory therapy. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 21(2), 176-178.

Fluorescein angiographic findings in ocular siderosis
Shaikh, S., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2001). Fluorescein angiographic findings in ocular siderosis. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 131(1), 136-138.

Lutetium texaphyrin (lu-tex): A potential new agent for ocular fundus angiography and photodynamic therapy
Blumenkranz, M. S., Woodburn, K. W., Qing, F., Verdooner, S., Kessel, D., & Miller, R. (2000). Lutetium texaphyrin (lu-tex): A potential new agent for ocular fundus angiography and photodynamic therapy. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 129(3), 353-362.

Fluorescein angiographic changes in acute toxic retinopathy associated with polypharmacy
Shaikh, S., Shaikh, N., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (2000). Fluorescein angiographic changes in acute toxic retinopathy associated with polypharmacy. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 20(6), 685-688.

The role of digital fundus photography in diabetic retinopathy screening. Digital Diabetic Screening Group (DDSG).
Lin, D. Y., Blumenkranz, M. S., & Brothers, R. (1999). The role of digital fundus photography in diabetic retinopathy screening. Digital Diabetic Screening Group (DDSG). Diabetes technology & therapeutics, 1(4), 477-487.

Treatment of reopened macular hole after vitrectomy by laser and outpatient fluid-gas exchange
Ohana, E., & Blumenkranz, M. S. (1998). Treatment of reopened macular hole after vitrectomy by laser and outpatient fluid-gas exchange. OPHTHALMOLOGY, 105(8), 1398-1403.

RELAXING RETINOTOMY WITH SILICONE OIL OR LONG-ACTING GAS IN EYES WITH SEVERE PROLIFERATIVE VITREORETINOPATHY SILICONE STUDY REPORT 5
Blumenkranz, M. S., AZEN, S. P., Aaberg, T., BOONE, D. C., Lewis, H., & RYAN, S. J. (1993). RELAXING RETINOTOMY WITH SILICONE OIL OR LONG-ACTING GAS IN EYES WITH SEVERE PROLIFERATIVE VITREORETINOPATHY SILICONE STUDY REPORT 5. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 116(5), 557-564.