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A recent gift by Ms. Angie Karalis Johnson is the largest the UW Dept. of Ophthalmology has ever received, and will allow the creation of the Roger H. and Angie Karalis Johnson Retina Center at UW Medicine. The center will be located in the new SLU phase 3.2 building and will be a combined clinical and translational research facility. It will feature advanced retinal imaging devices and space for researchers and clinicians to work side by side to eliminate suffering from retinal disease, particularly macular degeneration.

Angie Karalis Johnson and her late husband, Roger Johnson, M.D., a pre-eminent Seattle ophthalmologist for over 50 years have been among the department’s greatest supporters. The Karalis Johnson Retina Center is scheduled to open in summer 2018 and will occupy most of the first floor of the new SLU 3.2 building. The gift will also provide endowment funds to support retina research, and our retina research laboratories at SLU 3.1 will be named in honor of the Johnsons. Read more here.