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William Foster, MD, PhD

Professor, Ophthalmology

William Foster
For Patients
Contact Information

Contact Information


About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Macular degeneration
  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Retinal detachment
  • Uveitis
  • Macular hole
  • Macular pucker/epiretinal membranes
  • Eye trauma

Research Interests

  • Applications of bioengineering to vitreoretinal surgery
  • The influence of synthetic extracellular matrices on proliferation vitreoretinopathy (PVR)
  • Analytical and finite-element analysis of ophthalmic surgical techniques
  • Clinical trials in retinal disease
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Diseases and Surgery of the Retina, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Fellowship, Biophysics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • MD, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • PhD, Biological Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • AM, Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • BS, Physics, The California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA


  • Ophthalmology

PubMed Publications

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