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Gift Creates Karalis Johnson Retina Center at UW Medicine

By January 10, 2019No Comments

Angie Karalis Johnson has a dream that a cure for the progressive eye disease known as age-related macular degeneration will one day happen because of research advances at UW Medicine. To help realize this dream, Karalis Johnson has made a significant donation to the UW Medicine Eye Institute to establish the new Karalis Johnson Retina Center.

The Karalis Johnson Retina Center will open Jan. 8 at UW Medicine’s South Lake Union campus. It will occupy 5,000-plus square feet as part of a new research and clinical building on the corner of Republican Street and Dexter Avenue in Seattle.

“The opening of the Karalis Johnson Retina Center will be a major resource for the region in terms of research and clinical care of retinal disease,” said Dr. Russell N. Van Gelder, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and director of the UW Medicine Eye Institute[Download video with comments from Van Gelder and Karalis Johnson.