John R. Heckenlively, M.D.

John R. Heckenlively, M.D.

Retina and Uveitis
Paul R. Lichter Professor of Ophthalmic Genetics
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Director, Center for Retinal and Macular Degeneration

Specialty Interests

Diagnosis and treatment of inherited eye diseases, including cone dystrophy, retinitis pigmentosa, and macular degeneration; unusual retinal dystrophies; clinical electrophysiology of vision; autoimmune retinopathy

Make an appointment with Dr. Heckenlively


  • Referring Physicians: M-LINE, 800-962-3555
  • Academic Office: 734-936-9547


  • Medical School
    University of Colorado, 1972
  • Residency
    University of Kentucky, 1976
  • Fellowships
    • Vitreo-Retinal Diseases
      Jules Stein Eye Institute
      University of California, Los Angeles, 1977
    • Ophthalmic Genetics
      Wilmer Eye Institute
      Johns Hopkins University, 1978

Research Focus

Hereditary retinal disorders, autoimmune retinopathies, ophthalmic genetics and electrodiagnostics

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