June 14, 2013
Written by Laura Alderson for UNC Health Care
BALTIMORE, MD – UNC Eye Chairman Emeritus, Travis Meredith, MD addressed the 72nd annual meeting of the Wilmer Residents Association, one of the oldest residents’ associations in the country, giving a presentation on retinal vasculitis and tracing his time at Wilmer – almost at the halfway mark in its distinguished 88-year history. Dr. Meredith was a student at Wilmer in 1968 and a resident from 1970 to 1975.
“We had a technologic explosion. The diseases we treat are still the same, but now we just have so much more we can do. We’ve adopted clinical trials methodology as a way of proving new therapies," said Dr. Meredith.
"There was also a trend toward subspecialization within ophthalmology. About that time, sections were developed devoted solely to one subspecialty, such as retina, pediatrics, glaucoma or cornea. The young faculty there at the time built their careers on that.”