Dr. Gilmer is a board certified ophthalmologist and established the Riverside Eye Clinic in Port Orange, FL in Spring 2013.


Undergraduate Degree: Washington & Lee University, graduating with honors, Lexington, VA

 

Service:  2 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana; high school science and math teacher

 

Medical School Degree: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

 

Medical Internship: Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

 

Ophthalmology Residency:  New York Medical College, St Vincents Hospital, Manhattan, NYC

 

Cornea Fellowship: Proctor Foundation, University of California - San Francisco


Overseas Externships:

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

Lumbini Eye Institute, Lumbini, Nepal


Dr. Gilmer's wife is a trauma therapist at the Veterans Administration, and they are blessed with one child



Research History:

Laboratory model of bursting pressures of femtosecond laser-assisted penetrating keratoplasty wounds using novel pattern designs, Gilmer W, McLeod SD, Jeng BH, Br J Ophthal, 2012 Jun 13

 

Recurrent Lecythophora mutabilis keratitis and endophthalmitis after deep anterior lamellar keratectomy, Fintelmann RE, Gilmer W, Bloomer MM, Jeng BH, Archives of Ophthalmology, 2011 Jan; 129(1):108-10

 

Treatment of Retinal Angiomatous Proliferation Lesions Associated With Pigment Epithelial Detachment With Focal Pulsed Laser; R.P. Murphy, M. Albano, W.L. Gilmer, The Retina Group of Washington Study Group. Retina Group of Washington, Fairfax, VA; Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology – 2006

 

Characteristics of Retinal Angiomatous Proliferation Confined to the Neurosensory Retina as Imaged by Fundus Photography, Fluorescein Angiography, and ICG Angiography; R.P. Murphy, W.L. Gilmer, D.M. Berinstein, N.J. Christmas, R.A. Garfinkel, W.S. Gilbert, M.H. Osman, A.R. Pilkerto, R.J. Sanders, M.A. von Fricken. The Retina Group of Washington, Fairfax, VA; Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, The Retina Group of Washington; The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology – 2005

 

Anterior Subtenon’s Triamcinolone Acetonide (ASTA) Injection for the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema: 4 to 6 Month Clinical Followup; SS. Dahr, J.Rosenthal, W.Gilmer, H.Coleman, K.Csaky, M.Robinson, E.Agron, E.Y. Chew. National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

 

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology – 2005

 

Anterior Subtenon's Triamcinolone Acetonide (ASTTA) Injection for the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema: Animal and Clinical Findings; K.G. Csaky, H.Coleman, S.Dahr, E.Chew, J.Rosenthal, W.Gilmer, H.Kim, P.Yuan, S.Cousins, M.Robinson. NEI, NIH, Bethesda, MD; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL.; The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology – 2005

 

 High Speed Indocyanine Green Feeder Vessel Treatment of Choroidal Neovascularization; Murphy RP, Gilmer WL, The Retina Group of Washington; AAO Annual Meeting, Subspecialty Day, New Orleans, October 2004

 

Fluorescein and Indocyanine Green Angiographic Characteristics of Retinal Angiomatous Proliferation (RAP) Lesions; Panigrahi D, Gilmer WL, Davis JT, Barazi MK, Osman MH, Christmas NC, von Fricken MA, Garfinkel RA, Berinstein DM, Murphy RP, The Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center Department of Ophthalmology, and The Retina Group of Washington; Poster at the 22nd Annual Society of Retinal Specialists, San Diego, August 2004; AUPO Resident and Fellow Research Forum

 

Outcomes after Combined Photodynamic Therapy and Choroidal Feeder Vessel Treatment for Predominantly Classic Subfoveal Neovascularization; Lam LA, Gilmer WL, Davis JT, Osman MH, Christmas NC, von Fricken MA, Garfinkel RA, Berinstein DM, Murphy RP, The Retina Group of Washington; 22nd Annual Society of Retinal Specialists, San Diego, August, 2004; Club Jules Gonin Meeting, Athens, Greece, September 2004; 37th Retina Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 2004