UNC Ophthalmology Welcomes Cathy DiBernardo - A Leader in Ophthalmic Ultrasound

Cathy DiBernardo, CDOS, ROUB has joined the UNC Department of Ophthalmology as a Clinical Associate Professor from Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. While there she established the Ophthalmic Echography / Ultrasound Department that is now the second largest in the nation.

UNC Ophthalmology Welcomes Cathy DiBernardo - A Leader in Ophthalmic Ultrasound click to enlarge Cathy DiBernardo is a leader in the field of opthalmic ultrasound.

Ophthalmic Ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that is widely valued in the ophthalmology community. It is used to perform axial length measurements prior to cataract surgery to determine the power of intraocular implants.  It is also used to perform diagnostic evaluations of the intraocular structures when ophthalmoscopic evaluation is limited or obscured, and is used for the evaluation, documentation and differentiation of intraocular tumors and orbital conditions and diseases that involve the orbital fat, extra ocular muscles and optic nerves..

Cathy has received national and international recognition in ophthalmic ultrasound, and hosted visitors from all over the world to observe her techniques.  In addition, she has written two books Ophthalmic Ultrasound: a Diagnostic Atlas, first and second editions.  Cathy has also authored numerous peer reviewed journals and book chapters.

In 1997, while working for Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University , she was the first female faculty member to be honored by the Wilmer Residents Association with the coveted Advocate Awards. Furthermore, in 2004, she received the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award.

 

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