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Susan M. Culican, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Ophthalmology
Glaucoma
Cataract

Board Certifications

Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

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







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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: 2S89
Floor: 2nd Floor
Office Phone: 314-454-6026
Fax: 314-454-2368

Education

Education

Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2004
Chief Residency: Ophthalmology, Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2003
Residency: Ophthalmology, Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2002
Ph.D.: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1998
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1998
B.A.: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 1990

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Obtaining Lissamine Green 1% Solution for Clinical Use.
Stock M, Salvay D, Shoss B, Piggott K, Culican SM
Cornea. 2015 Nov; 34(11)1523-5. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000588.

PMID:
    26312624
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Exome sequencing identifies novel and recurrent mutations in GJA8 and CRYGD associated with inherited cataract.
Mackay DS, Bennett TM, Culican SM, Shiels A
Hum Genomics. 2014 Nov 18; 819. doi: 10.1186/s40246-014-0019-6.

PMID:
    25403472
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Retaining clinician-scientists: nature versus nurture.
Culican SM, Rupp JD, Margolis TP
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 May 27; 55(5)3219-22. doi: 10.1167/iovs.14-14605.

PMID:
    24867910
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparison of the effectiveness and safety of transscleral cyclophotocoagulation and endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation in pediatric glaucoma.
Kraus CL, Tychsen L, Lueder GT, Culican SM
J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2014 Mar-Apr; 51(2)120-7. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20140211-01.

PMID:
    24530177
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An allosteric regulator of R7-RGS proteins influences light-evoked activity and glutamatergic waves in the inner retina.
Cain MD, Vo BQ, Kolesnikov AV, Kefalov VJ, Culican SM, Kerschensteiner D, Blumer KJ
PLoS One. 2013; 8(12)e82276. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082276.

PMID:
    24349243
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Identification of potential mediators of retinotopic mapping: a comparative proteomic analysis of optic nerve from WT and Phr1 retinal knockout mice.
Lee AR, Lamb RR, Chang JH, Erdmann-Gilmore P, Lichti CF, Rohrs HW, Malone JP, Wairkar YP, DiAntonio A, Townsend RR, Culican SM
J Proteome Res. 2012 Nov 2; 11(11)5515-26. doi: 10.1021/pr300767a.

PMID:
    22985349
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A multicenter analysis of the ophthalmic knowledge assessment program and American Board of Ophthalmology written qualifying examination performance.
Lee AG, Oetting TA, Blomquist PH, Bradford G, Culican SM, Kloek C, Krishnan C, Lauer AK, Levi L, Naseri A, Rubin SE, Scott IU, Tao J, Tuli S, Wright MM, Wudunn D, Zimmerman MB
Ophthalmology. 2012 Oct; 119(10)1949-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.06.010.

PMID:
    22841987
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Spontaneous activity promotes synapse formation in a cell-type-dependent manner in the developing retina.
Soto F, Ma X, Cecil JL, Vo BQ, Culican SM, Kerschensteiner D
J Neurosci. 2012 Apr 18; 32(16)5426-39. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0194-12.2012.

PMID:
    22514306
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Scleral hemangioma: case report and response to propranolol.
Berk DR, Culican SM, Bayliss SJ
Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 May-Jun; 30(3)e16-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01754.x.

PMID:
    22486338
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Use of biologic agents in ocular manifestations of rheumatic disease.
Kraus CL, Culican SM
Int J Rheumatol. 2012; 2012203819. doi: 10.1155/2012/203819.

PMID:
    22229035
    [PubMed]
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Challenging presentations of cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis.
Kraus CL, Culican SM
J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2012 Sep; 2(3)133-6. doi: 10.1007/s12348-011-0053-7.

PMID:
    22139823
    [PubMed]
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Phr1 is required for proper retinocollicular targeting of nasal-dorsal retinal ganglion cells.
Vo BQ, Bloom AJ, Culican SM
Vis Neurosci. 2011 Mar; 28(2)175-81. doi: 10.1017/S0952523810000386.

PMID:
    21324225
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Nummular keratopathy in a patient with Hyper-IgD Syndrome.
Kraus CL, Culican SM
Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2009 Aug 5; 714. doi: 10.1186/1546-0096-7-14.

PMID:
    19656398
    [PubMed]
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Phr1 regulates retinogeniculate targeting independent of activity and ephrin-A signalling.
Culican SM, Bloom AJ, Weiner JA, DiAntonio A
Mol Cell Neurosci. 2009 Jul; 41(3)304-12. doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2009.04.001.

PMID:
    19371781
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Aicardi-like chorioretinitis and maldevelopment of the corpus callosum in congenital lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus.
Yu JT, Culican SM, Tychsen L
J AAPOS. 2006 Feb; 10(1)58-60.

PMID:
    16527682
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Repair of cicatricial ectropion in an infant with harlequin ichthyosis using engineered human skin.
Culican SM, Custer PL
Am J Ophthalmol. 2002 Sep; 134(3)442-3.

PMID:
    12208260
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Rapid and reversible effects of activity on acetylcholine receptor density at the neuromuscular junction in vivo.
Akaaboune M, Culican SM, Turney SG, Lichtman JW
Science. 1999 Oct 15; 286(5439)503-7.

PMID:
    10521340
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Axon withdrawal during synapse elimination at the neuromuscular junction is accompanied by disassembly of the postsynaptic specialization and withdrawal of Schwann cell processes.
Culican SM, Nelson CC, Lichtman JW
J Neurosci. 1998 Jul 1; 18(13)4953-65.

PMID:
    9634561
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A quantitative fluorescence-imaging technique for studying acetylcholine receptor turnover at neuromuscular junctions in living animals.
Turney SG, Culican SM, Lichtman JW
J Neurosci Methods. 1996 Feb; 64(2)199-208.

PMID:
    8699881
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cortical radial glia: identification in tissue culture and evidence for their transformation to astrocytes.
Culican SM, Baumrind NL, Yamamoto M, Pearlman AL
J Neurosci. 1990 Feb; 10(2)684-92.

PMID:
    2303868
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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