Ira G. Wong

Ophthalmologist, Uveitis specialist, Cornea specialist

Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology

Byers Eye Institute

  • 2452 Watson Court
  • Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Phone: 650-723-6995
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Professional Education

Fellowship: University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (06/74) IA

Residency: University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (06/73) IA

Internship: University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (06/70) IA

Fellowship: UCSF Graduate Division - Fellowships (06/77) CA

Medical Education: George Washington University Medical School (6/1/69) DC

Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (1975)

M.S., University of Iowa, Ophthalmology (1973)

M.D., George Washington University, Medicine (1969)

M.A., University of Minnesota, Clinical Psychology (1965)

B.A., University of Oregon, Experimental Psychology (1963)

Honors & Awards

Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2005)

Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (1988)

America's Top Doctor, Consumers' Research Council of America (2003 - 2014)

Best Doctors in America, Pacific Edition (1997 - 2014)

Administrative Appointments

Chief, Uveitis Service, Department of Ophthalmology Stanford University (1998 - 2014)

Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco (2004 - 2014)

Director, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology, F.I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco (1994 - 2008)

Associate Director, Clinical Affairs, F.I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco (2005 - 2009)

Chief of Ophthalmology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Redwood City, CA (1979 - 1998)

Cataract Management Guideline Panel, U.S. Dept Health and Human Services (1990 - 1993)

Vice President, Ophthalmic Practice, California Academy of Ophthalmology (1996 - 2002)

Incidence and prevalence of episcleritis and scleritis in Northern California.
Honik, G., Wong, I. G., & Gritz, D. C. (2013). Incidence and prevalence of episcleritis and scleritis in Northern California. Cornea, 32(12), 1562-1566.

Epidemiology of Ulcerative Keratitis in Northern California
Jeng, B. H., Gritz, D. C., Kumar, A. B., Holsclaw, D. S., Porco, T. C., & Wong, I. G. (2010). Epidemiology of Ulcerative Keratitis in Northern California. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 128(8), 1022-1028.

The Effect of Biomicroscope Illumination System on Grading Anterior Chamber Inflammation
Wong, I. G., Nugent, A. K., & Vargas-Martin, F. (2009). The Effect of Biomicroscope Illumination System on Grading Anterior Chamber Inflammation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 148(4), 516-520.

Atopic disease and herpes simplex eye disease: A population-based case-control study
Prabriputaloong, T., Margolis, T. P., Lietman, T. M., Wong, I. G., Mather, R., & Gritz, D. C. (2006). Atopic disease and herpes simplex eye disease: A population-based case-control study. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 142(5), 745-749.

Incidence and prevalence of uveitis in Northern California - The Northern California Epidemiology of Uveitis Study
Gritz, D. C., & Wong, I. G. (2004). Incidence and prevalence of uveitis in Northern California - The Northern California Epidemiology of Uveitis Study. OPHTHALMOLOGY, 111(3), 491-500.

Nodular scleritis in a patient with pyoderma gangrenosum
Braun, M. M., Wong, I. G., & Ta, C. N. (2002). Nodular scleritis in a patient with pyoderma gangrenosum. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 120(12), 1763-1765.

A novel technique for harvesting keratolimbal allografts from corneoscleral buttons
Aldave, A. J., & Wong, I. G. (2002). A novel technique for harvesting keratolimbal allografts from corneoscleral buttons. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 134(6), 929-931.

Chronic uveitis following a streptococcal illness
Knox, C. M., Wong, I. G., & Love, P. (1999). Chronic uveitis following a streptococcal illness. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY-JOURNAL CANADIEN D OPHTALMOLOGIE, 34(2), 99-100.

Bilateral Bartonella-associated neuroretinitis
Wade, N. K., Po, S., Wong, I. G., & Cunningham, E. T. (1999). Bilateral Bartonella-associated neuroretinitis. RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, 19(4), 355-356.

Vitreitis and Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
Knox, C. M., Wong, I. G., Howes, E. L., Barkin, A., & Kearney, J. (1998). Vitreitis and Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 126(2), 314-315.

Reduction of cyclosporine dosage with ketoconazole in a patient with birdshot retinochoroidopathy
Silverstein, B. E., & Wong, I. G. (1998). Reduction of cyclosporine dosage with ketoconazole in a patient with birdshot retinochoroidopathy. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 125(1), 106-108.

The value of routine dilated pupil screening examination
Batchelder, T. J., Fireman, B., Friedman, G. D., MATAS, B. R., Wong, I. G., & Beasley, L. (1997). The value of routine dilated pupil screening examination. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 115(9), 1179-1184.

Microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in a patient without human immunodeficiency virus infection
Silverstein, B. E., Cunningham, E. T., Margolis, T. P., Cevallos, V., & Wong, I. G. (1997). Microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in a patient without human immunodeficiency virus infection. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 124(3), 395-396.

Cytomegalovirus-associated acute retinal necrosis syndrome
Silverstein, B. E., Conrad, D., Margolis, T. P., & Wong, I. G. (1997). Cytomegalovirus-associated acute retinal necrosis syndrome. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 123(2), 257-258.

Supratarsal injection of corticosteroid in the treatment of refractory vernal keratoconjunctivitis
Holsclaw, D. S., Whitcher, J. P., Wong, I. G., & Margolis, T. P. (1996). Supratarsal injection of corticosteroid in the treatment of refractory vernal keratoconjunctivitis. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 121(3), 243-249.

METIPRANOLOL-ASSOCIATED GRANULOMATOUS IRITIS
MELLES, R. B., & Wong, I. G. (1994). METIPRANOLOL-ASSOCIATED GRANULOMATOUS IRITIS. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 118(6), 712-715.

THYGESON SUPERFICIAL PUNCTATE KERATITIS - MANAGEMENT USING IMMUNOMODULATORS
Sherman, M. D., Holsclaw, D. S., & Wong, I. G. (1994). THYGESON SUPERFICIAL PUNCTATE KERATITIS - MANAGEMENT USING IMMUNOMODULATORS. ELSEVIER SCIENCE PUBL B V.

FUCHS SUPERFICIAL MARGINAL KERATITIS
Bierly, J. R., Dunn, J. P., Dawson, C. R., OSTLER, H. B., & Wong, I. G. (1992). FUCHS SUPERFICIAL MARGINAL KERATITIS. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 113(5), 541-545.

CATARACT-EXTRACTION - RISK-FACTORS IN A HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION POPULATION UNDER 60 YEARS OF AGE
Schwab, I. R., Armstrong, M. A., Friedman, G. D., Wong, I. G., CARPENTIERI, A. C., & Dawson, C. R. (1988). CATARACT-EXTRACTION - RISK-FACTORS IN A HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION POPULATION UNDER 60 YEARS OF AGE. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 106(8), 1062-1065.

SPONTANEOUS SCLERAL PERFORATION ASSOCIATED WITH PERIPHERAL MARGINAL CORNEAL DEGENERATION - A CASE-REPORT
Starr, M. B., Wong, I. G., OSTLER, H. B., & Hetherington, J. (1981). SPONTANEOUS SCLERAL PERFORATION ASSOCIATED WITH PERIPHERAL MARGINAL CORNEAL DEGENERATION - A CASE-REPORT. ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 13(2), 175-177.

IMMUNOFLUORESCENT DETECTION OF ANTIBODIES TO OCULAR MELANOMAS
Wong, I. G., & Oskvig, R. M. (1974). IMMUNOFLUORESCENT DETECTION OF ANTIBODIES TO OCULAR MELANOMAS. ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 92(2), 98-102.