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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences / Pediatric Ophthalmology

Susan M. Culican, MD, PhD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Specialty Areas
Pediatric Ophthalmology

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News Releases Archive:  Lazy Eye in Children.

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital Eye Center
One Children's Place, 2S89, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-454-2368
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8096
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Strabismus (crossed-eyes), nystagmus and eye movement disorders, amblyopia, pediatric cataract, IOL, refractive surgery, pediatric glaucoma, pediatric nasolacrimal disorders and ptosis

For More Information on Pediatric Eye Care

Board Certification
Ophthalmology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1990
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1998
Ph.D.: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1998
Residency: Ophthalmology, Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2002
Chief Residency: Ophthalmology, Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2003
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2004
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2009-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Special Service Award, John Cochran VA Hospital, 2008

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Culican SM, Rupp JD, Margolis TP. Retaining clinician-scientists: nature versus nurture. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 May 27;55(5):3219-22.

Cain MD, Vo BQ, Kolesnikov AV, Kefalov VJ, Culican SM, Kerschensteiner D, Blumer KJ. An allosteric regulator of R7-RGS proteins influences light-evoked activity and glutamatergic waves in the inner retina. PLoS One. 2013 Dec 9;8(12):e82276.

Lee AR, Lamb RR, Chang JH, Erdmann-Gilmore P, Lichti CF, Rohrs HW, Malone JP, Wairkar YP, Diantonio A, Townsend RR, Culican SM.Identification of Potential Mediators of Retinotopic Mapping: A Comparative Proteomic Analysis of Optic Nerve from WT and Phr1 Retinal Knockout Mice. J Proteome Res. 2012 Nov 2.

Soto F, Ma X, Cecil JL, Vo BQ, Culican SM, Kerschensteiner D. "Spontaneous activity promotes synapse formation in a cell-type-dependent manner in the developing retina." J Neurosci. 2012 Apr 18.

Berk DR, Culican SM, Bayliss SJ. "Scleral Hemangioma: Case Report and Response to Propranolol." Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Apr 4.

Kraus CL, Culican SM. "Use of biologic agents in ocular manifestations of rheumatic disease." Int J Rheumatol. 2012;2012:203819.

Kraus CL, Culican SM. "Challenging presentations of cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis." J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2012 Sep;2(3):133-6.

Vo BQ, Bloom AJ, Culican SM. "Phr1 is required for proper retinocollicular targeting of nasal-dorsal retinal ganglion cells." Vis Neurosci. 2011 Mar;28(2):175-81.

Kraus CL, Culican SM. "Nummular keratopathy in a patient with Hyper-IgD Syndrome." Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2009 Aug 5;7:14.

Culican SM, Bloom AJ, Weiner JA, DiAntonio A. "Phr1 regulates retinogeniculate targeting independent of activity and ephrin-A signalling." Mol Cell Neurosci. 2009 Jul;41(3):304-12.

Yu JT, Culican SM, Tychsen L. "Aicardi-like chorioretinitis and maldevelopment of the corpus callosum in congenital lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus." J AAPOS. 2006 Feb;10(1):58-60.

Culican SM, Custer PL. "Repair of cicatricial ectropion in an infant with harlequin ichthyosis using engineered human skin." Am J Ophthalmol. 2002 Sep;134(3):442-3.

Akaaboune M, Culican SM, Turney SG, Lichtman JW. "Rapid and reversible effects of activity on acetylcholine receptor density at the neuromuscular junction in vivo." Science. 1999 Oct 15;286(5439):503-7.

Culican SM, Nelson CC, Lichtman JW. "Axon withdrawal during synapse elimination at the neuromuscular junction is accompanied by disassembly of the postsynaptic specialization and withdrawal of Schwann cell processes." J Neurosci. 1998 Jul 1;18(13):4953-65.

Turney SG, Culican SM, Lichtman JW. "A quantitative fluorescence-imaging technique for studying acetylcholine receptor turnover at neuromuscular junctions in living animals."
J Neurosci Methods. 1996 Feb;64(2):199-208

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