UNC Eye Researcher Jennifer Williamson Has Article Published in The Lancet

Prestigious medical journal publishes article on "Bilateral exudative retinal detachments in Sturge-Weber syndrome"

UNC Eye Researcher Jennifer Williamson Has Article Published in The Lancet click to enlarge Jennifer Williamson

Jennifer Williamson (UNC School of Medicine Class of 2013), a medical student and future resident (starting in July 2014) working on a rotation with UNC Eye MD Dr. Sai Chavala, recently had an article published in the The Lancet, one of the most prestigious journals in all of medicine.  Click here to read the article.

Said Sai Chavala and Jennifer Williamson, "We are delighted that The Lancet has chosen to publish these clinical images.  Sturge-Weber syndrome is a disorder that requires multidisciplinary care, and awareness of its ocular complications, including retinal detachments, by multiple specialties is necessary to prevent vision loss.  We hope that these images will help readers make the association between the “port wine” stain of Sturge-Weber syndrome and its ocular manifestations in order to re-emphasize the importance of ocular exams in these patients."

For more information on Sturge-Weber syndrome, please visit the Sturge-Weber foundation website or call 919-966-5509 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chavala.