Clinical Faculty

Joern B. Soltau, M.D.

Joern B. Soltau, M.D.

Associate Professor

Director, Glaucoma Service

Director, Residency
Training Program

CLINICAL EXPERTISE:

Glaucoma, Ocular Hypertension, Autoimmune Disease and Glaucoma, Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery

CONTACT INFORMATION:

301 E. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville KY 40202
Telephone: 502-852-5466 Fax: 502-852-8550
E-mail: jbsolt01@louisville.edu

EDUCATION:
M.D.:

Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany – 1988

OPHTHALMOLOGY RESIDENCY:

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri - 1993-1996

FELLOWSHIPS:

Glaucoma – Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida – 1997-1998

CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Ophthalmology, 1998, 2008

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND AFFILIATIONS:
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • Association for Reseach in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Research Prevent Blindness
  • Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.
I am interested in the early detection and in the influence of risk factors in the development of glaucoma.

PUBLICATIONS:
  1. Luo, C., Thornton, I., Yang, X., Soltau, J.B. and Tezel, G. Serum biomarkers in glaucoma patients: Oxidized proteins. Invest. Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010;51:E-Abstract 2670.
  2. Thornton, I., Luo, C., Yang, X., Soltau, J.B. and Tezel, G. Immunoproteomic analysis of glaucomatous patient serum and aqueous humor antibodies: Differential immunoreactivity against glaucomatous versus non-glaucomatous retinal proteins. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010;51:E-Abstract 2673.
  3. Herman DC, Gordon MO, Beiser JA, Chylack LT, Lamping KA, Schein OD, Soltau JB, Kass MA, and the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study Group (OHTS). Topical Ocular Hypotensive Medication and Lens Opacification: Evidence from the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study. Am J Ophthalmol 2006:142:800-810.
  4. Soltau JB, Rothman RF, Budenz DL, Greenfield DS, Feuer W, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Risk factors for glaucoma filtering bleb infections. Arch Ophthalmol 118:338-342, 2000.
    (reviewed in Evidence-Based Eye Care 2000;1:214-215).