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John P. Kelly, PhD

John P. Kelly, PhD

Research Center: Center for Integrative Brain Research

"I have been involved in vision science research since 1983. The field never ceases to fascinate me. I had the pleasure of working with Drs. Lorrin Riggs and Davida Teller, some of the greatest researchers in the field of vision science. My passion is to integrate technological advancements with pediatric ophthalmology."


Research Description

My research projects include objective evaluation and prognostic research of cortical visual impairment and cortical blindness, amblyopia, optic pathway tumors, optic nerve diseases, and other common pediatric visual disorders. My work also includes evaluation of retinal function in congenital and metabolic retinal disease, assessment of fundus by hand-held scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, and determination of cortical potential generators.

Research Focus Area

Neuroscience / Neurodevelopment


Waveform variance and latency jitter of the visual evoked potential in childhood.
Documenta ophthalmologica. Advances in ophthalmology , 2014 Feb: 128(1)1-12
Crouzon Syndrome: Relationship of Rectus Muscle Pulley Location to Pattern Strabismus.
Investigative ophthalmology & visual science , 2013 Dec 17
Detection of tumor progression in optic pathway glioma with and without neurofibromatosis type 1.
Neuro-oncology , 2013 Nov: 15(11)1560-7
Anatomic features and function of the macula and outcome of surgical tenotomy and reattachment in achiasma.
Ophthalmology , 2013 Jul: 120(7)1469-75
Reduced L- and M- and increased S-cone functions in an infant with thyroid hormone resistance due to mutations in the THR2 gene.
Ophthalmic genetics , 2012 Dec: 33(4)187-95
Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction: delineation of anatomic abnormalities with 3-dimensional reconstruction.
Archives of ophthalmology , 2012 Jul: 130(7)842-8
Longitudinal measures of visual function, tumor volume, and prediction of visual outcomes after treatment of optic pathway gliomas.
Ophthalmology , 2012 Jun: 119(6)1231-7

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OA.6.295 - Ophthalmology Clinic
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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