Judith Mohay, M.D.

Judith Mohay, M.D.


Judith Mohay, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Director of Primary Care Eye Center of the Dept. of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Chief of Ophthalmology Service at University Hospital

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Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment and Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Ocular Trauma

301 E. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville KY 40202
Telephone: 502-852-5466 Fax: 502-852-8550
E-mail: jmambr01@louisville.edu

Szent-Györgyi Albert University Medical School Szeged/Hungary – 1981
University of Louisville, Louisville KY – 1996-1999
INSERM U86 Hôtel-Dieu de Paris France 1989-1990
Glaucoma – University of Louisville, Louisville, KY – 1999-2000
American Board of Ophthalmology 2002
European Board of Ophthalmology 2008
Hungarian Board of Ophthalmology 1985

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Glaucoma Society (AGS)
American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
My current research interest is related with the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of normal tension glaucoma. Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disorder of the optic nerve, characterized by accelerated retinal ganglion cell death, subsequent axonal loss, optic nerve damage and eventual blindness. The morphological changes in the optic nerve are often asymptomatic and undetectable with conventional diagnostic methods. New imaging technologies are now available to diagnose glaucoma, including Heidelberg Retina Tomography (HRT), time-domain and more recently the spectral-domain Optical Coherence Tomography. Our goal is by using these novel imaging technologies to find and describe morphological features of the optic nerve which are characteristic of glaucoma and can be used to distinguish glaucomatous optic nerve damage from non-glaucomatous changes

In the past, I was involved in many different research projects, including corneal endothelial cell transplantation, corneal wound healing, the physical characterization of excimer lasers etc.


  • 1. Tong, MG, Mohay J. Differential Diagnostic Features of Glaucomatous and Non-Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathies by Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT): Stereometric Measurements. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010; 51: 2741.
  • 2. Jiang S, Mohay J. Long-Term Follow-Up in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma: Retrospective Analysis of Risk Factors for Progression. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2006; 47:3400.
  • 3. Mohay J, Barr CC. Phacoanaphylaxis. E Medicine Chapter (www.emedicine.com/oph/topic600.htm),2001
  • 4. Gossman D, Mohay J, Roberts DM. Expansion of the human microphthalmic orbit. Ophthalmology. 1999 Oct;106(10):2005-9. PMID: 10519599
  • 5. Mohay J, Wood T O, McLaughlin B J. Long-term evaluation of corneal endothelial cell transplantation. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 1997;95:131-48; discussion 149-51. PMID: 9440167
  • 6. Mohay J, McLaughlin B J. Corneal endothelial wound repair in normal and mitotically inhibited cultures. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 1995 Nov;233(11):727-36. PMID: 8566832
  • 7. McLaughlin B J, Wood T O, Mohay J. Changes in corneal endothelial plasma membrane proteins from Fuch’s dystrophy corneas. Documenta Ophthalmologica 85: 303-352, 1994
  • 8. Mohay J, Lange T M, Soltau J B, Wood T O, McLaughlin B J. Transplantation of corneal endothelial cells using a cell carrier device. Cornea. 1994 Mar;13(2):173-82. PMID: 8156790
  • 9. Soltau J, Mohay J, Shafranov G, Zimmerman T J . Internal glaucoma surgery. A pilot study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2000; 41(4), S579
  • 10. Bor Z, Hopp B, Racz B, Szabo G, Ratkay I, Suveges I, Fust A, Mohay J. Plume emission, shock wave and surface wave formation during excimer laser ablation of the cornea. Refract Corneal Surg. 1993 Mar-Apr;9(2 Suppl):S111-5.PMID: 8499358
  • 11. Bor Z, Hopp B, Racz B, Szabo G, Marton Z, Ratkay I, Mohay J, Suveges I, Fust A. Physical problems for excimer laser corneal ablation. Optical Engineering 1993; 32:2481-2486
  • 12. Nemeth J, Mohay J. The Application of the Littmann Correction. Spektrum Augenheilk. 1989, 3/1: 29-32
  • 13. Nemeth J, Mohay J. Optic disc in primary open angle and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma Acta XXV Concilium Ophthalmologicum. Proceedings of the International Congress of Ophthalmology. 1987, Kugler & Ghedini, Amsterdam, Berkeley, Milano, pp 1589-1593.
  • 14. Mohay J, Jester J V, Petroll W M, Cavanagh H D, Chen X, Wood T O, McLaughlin B J. Confocal microscopic and histological evaluation of longterm corneal endothelial transplantation. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1995, 36(4):2989.
  • 15. Mohay J, McLaughlin B J. Wound repair in normal and 5-FU treated bovine corneal endothelium. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1993, 34(4): 3368