John G. Flanagan

John G. Flanagan

Title
Professor
Department
School of Optometry
Phone
(510) 642-3414
Research Expertise and Interest
glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, neuroscience, neurobiology
Research Description

John G. Flanagan is a professor in the School of Optometry at UC Berkeley.  His research interests are in the following areas:

Glaucoma

  • Pathophysiology of glaucoma
  • Glial cell activation
  • Cellular models of glaucoma, capable of manipulating biomechanical stretch and ischemia
  • Biomarkers and proteomics
  • Biomechanics of the lamina cribrosa of the optic nerve
  • Ocular hemodynamics
  • Clinical psychophysics and imaging (Structure and Function)
  • Aspects of spatial and temporal vision processing
  • Ocular chronobiology, particularly as it relates to glaucoma

Diabetic eye disease

  • Particular interest in diabetic macular edema and its natural history
  • Ocular hemodynamics in diabetes
  • Clinical psychophysics and imaging

Neuroscience and Neurobiology

  • Biomechanics of the lamina cribrosa of the optic nerve
  • Ocular hemodynamics
  • Clinical psychophysics and imaging (Structure and Function)
  • Aspects of spatial and temporal vision processing
  • Ocular chronobiology, particularly as it relates to glaucoma

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September 9, 2021

Wertheim Foundation pledges $50 million to UC Berkeley Optometry

The University of California, Berkeley, today announced that the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation has pledged a historic $50 million to the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, the largest gift ever to be received by a school of optometry in the country.

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In the News

September 9, 2021

Wertheim Foundation pledges $50 million to UC Berkeley Optometry

The University of California, Berkeley, today announced that the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation has pledged a historic $50 million to the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, the largest gift ever to be received by a school of optometry in the country.
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