Ronald Klein, MD, MPH Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Klein's research includes the Beaver Dam Eye Study, which is funded by the National Eye Institute and collects information on the prevalence and incidence of age-related cataract, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, all common eye diseases in an aging population. The study also has examined other aging issues, such as overall health, quality of life, and environmental and medicinal exposures.
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences|
Professional Certifications and Education
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1969
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
- Evaluation and Treatment of Vitreoretinal Disease
- Intravitreal Injections
Restrepo NA Spencer KM Goodloe R Garrett TA Heiss G Bůžková P Jorgensen N Jensen RA Matise TC Hindorff LA Klein BE Klein R Wong TY Cheng CY Cornes BK Tai ES Ritchie MD Haines J Crawford DC .
Genetic determinants of age-related macular degeneration in diverse populations from the PAGE Study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Sep 9;
[PubMed ID: 25205864]
Schubert CR Cruickshanks KJ Fischer ME Huang GH Klein R Tsai MY Pinto AA .
Carotid Intima Media Thickness, Atherosclerosis, and 5-Year Decline in Odor Identification: The Beaver Dam Offspring Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Sep 2;
[PubMed ID: 25182599]
Klein R Myers CE Buitendijk GH Rochtchina E Gao X de Jong PT Sivakumaran TA Burlutsky G McKean-Cowdin R Hofman A Iyengar SK Lee KE Stricker BH Vingerling JR Mitchell P Klein BE Klaver CC Wang JJ .
Lipids, lipid genes, and incident age-related macular degeneration: the three continent age-related macular degeneration consortium. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep;158(3):513-524.e3
[PubMed ID: 24879949]
Scott IU Jackson GR Quillen DA Klein R Liao J Gardner TW .
Effect of Doxycycline vs Placebo on Retinal Function and Diabetic Retinopathy Progression in Mild to Moderate Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: A Randomized Proof-of-Concept Clinical Trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep 1;132(9):1137-42
[PubMed ID: 24969516]
Jonasson F Fisher DE Eiriksdottir G Sigurdsson S Klein R Launer LJ Harris T Gudnason V Cotch MF .
Five-year incidence, progression, and risk factors for age-related macular degeneration: the age, gene/environment susceptibility study. Ophthalmology. 2014 Sep;121(9):1766-72
[PubMed ID: 24768241]
Sabour-Pickett S Beatty S Connolly E Loughman J Stack J Howard A Klein R Klein BE Meuer SM Myers CE Akuffo KO Nolan JM .
Supplementation with three different macular carotenoid formulations in patients with early age-related macular degeneration. Retina. 2014 Sep;34(9):1757-66
[PubMed ID: 24887490]
Klein BE Howard KP Iyengar SK Sivakumaran TA Meyers KJ Cruickshanks KJ Klein R .
Sunlight exposure, pigmentation, and incident age-related macular degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Aug 14;55(9):5855-61
[PubMed ID: 25125603]
Wichmann MA Cruickshanks KJ Carlsson CM Chappell R Fischer ME Klein BE Klein R Tsai MY Schubert CR .
Long-Term Systemic Inflammation and Cognitive Impairment in a Population-Based Cohort. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Aug 14;
[PubMed ID: 25123210]
Klein R Myers CE Klein BE .
Vasodilators, blood pressure-lowering medications, and age-related macular degeneration: the Beaver Dam Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2014 Aug;121(8):1604-11
[PubMed ID: 24793737]
Chong EW Guymer RH Klein R Klein BE Cotch MF Wang JJ Shlipak MG Wong TY .
Is renal function associated with early age-related macular degeneration? Optom Vis Sci. 2014 Aug;91(8):860-4
[PubMed ID: 24879085]
Chiu CJ Mitchell P Klein R Klein BE Chang ML Gensler G Taylor A .
A risk score for the prediction of advanced age-related macular degeneration: development and validation in 2 prospective cohorts. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jul;121(7):1421-7
[PubMed ID: 24650555]
Myers CE Klein BE Gangnon R Sivakumaran TA Iyengar SK Klein R .
Cigarette Smoking and the Natural History of Age-related Macular Degeneration: The Beaver Dam Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jun 19;
[PubMed ID: 24953792]
Ratnapriya R Zhan X Fariss RN Branham KE Zipprer D Chakarova CF Sergeev YV Campos MM Othman M Friedman JS Maminishkis A Waseem NH Brooks M Rajasimha HK Edwards AO Lotery A Klein BE Truitt BJ Li B Schaumberg DA Morgan DJ Morrison MA Souied E Tsironi EE Grassmann F Fishman GA Silvestri G Scholl HP Kim IK Ramke J Tuo J Merriam JE Merriam JC Park KH Olson LM Farrer LA Johnson MP Peachey NS Lathrop M Baron RV Igo RP Jr Klein R Hagstrom SA Kamatani Y Martin TM Jiang Y Conley Y Sahel JA Zack DJ Chan CC Pericak-Vance MA Jacobson SG Gorin MB Klein ML Allikmets R Iyengar SK Weber BH Haines JL Léveillard T Deangelis MM Stambolian D Weeks DE Bhattacharya SS Chew EY Heckenlively JR Abecasis GR Swaroop A .
Rare and common variants in extracellular matrix gene Fibrillin 2 (FBN2) are associated with macular degeneration. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Jun 4;
[PubMed ID: 24899048]
Klein R Lee KE Gangnon RE Klein BE .
Relation of smoking, drinking, and physical activity to changes in vision over a 20-year period: the Beaver Dam Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jun;121(6):1220-8
[PubMed ID: 24594095]
Kim DH Grodstein F Newman AB Chaves PH Odden MC Klein R Sarnak MJ Patel KV Lipsitz LA .
Prognostic Implications of Microvascular and Macrovascular Abnormalities in Older Adults: Cardiovascular Health Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 May 26;
[PubMed ID: 24864308]
Howard KP Klein BE Lee KE Klein R .
Measures of body shape and adiposity as related to incidence of age-related eye diseases: observations from the Beaver Dam Eye Study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Apr 21;55(4):2592-8
[PubMed ID: 24667857]
Paulsen AJ Cruickshanks KJ Fischer ME Huang GH Klein BE Klein R Dalton DS .
Dry eye in the beaver dam offspring study: prevalence, risk factors, and health-related quality of life. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr;157(4):799-806
[PubMed ID: 24388838]
Klein R Myers CE Cruickshanks KJ Gangnon RE Danforth LG Sivakumaran TA Iyengar SK Tsai MY Klein BE .
Markers of inflammation, oxidative stress, and endothelial dysfunction and the 20-year cumulative incidence of early age-related macular degeneration: the Beaver Dam Eye Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr 1;132(4):446-55
[PubMed ID: 24481424]
Semba RD Cotch MF Gudnason V Eiríksdottir G Harris TB Sun K Klein R Jonasson F Ferrucci L Schaumberg DA .
Serum carboxymethyllysine, an advanced glycation end product, and age-related macular degeneration: the Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility-Reykjavik Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr 1;132(4):464-70
[PubMed ID: 24481410]
Selvin E Rawlings AM Grams M Klein R Sharrett AR Steffes M Coresh J .
Fructosamine and glycated albumin for risk stratification and prediction of incident diabetes and microvascular complications: a prospective cohort analysis of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2014 Apr;2(4):279-88
[PubMed ID: 24703046]