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Nils Loewen

  • MD, PhD
  • Vice Chair
  • University of Pittsburgh Department of Ophthalmology
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Recent publications

  • High-resolution, three-dimensional reconstruction of the outflow tract demonstrates segmental differences in cleared eyes

    • Waxman S
    • Loewen R
    • Dang Y
    • et al.
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  • Intraocular pressure elevation precedes a phagocytosis decline in a model of pigmentary glaucoma [version 2; referees: 2 approved]

    • Loewen N
    • Dang Y
    • Waxman S
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Vice Chair

University of Pittsburgh Department of Ophthalmology

July 2012 - Present

Director, Glaucoma Section

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University School of Medicine

December 2010 - June 2012(2 years)

Assistant Professor of Ohthalmology and Visual Science

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University School of Medicine

July 2009 - June 2012(3 years)



Hamilton Glaucoma Center, University California San Diego

June 2007 - July 2008(a year)


Ophthalmology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

July 2005 - June 2008(3 years)


Medical College of Wisconsin

July 2004 - June 2005(a year)

PhD and Fellowship

Molecular Medicine Program, Mayo Clinic

February 2000 - June 2004(4 years)


Department of Ophthalmology, Medical School of the Eberhard Karls Universität

October 1998 - February 2000(a year)


Medical School of the Albert-Ludwig-University

October 1992 - September 1998(6 years)

Dr. Med. Sci.

Department of Physiology, Medical School of the Albert-Ludwig-University

July 1994 - July 1996(2 years)


The research focus of my lab is glaucoma pathogenesis and treatment. In basic research we are developing gene therapy of glaucoma and study tissue engineering with stem cells. Both primarily focus on the outflow tract. We are also investigating novel suprachoroidal glaucoma drainage devices that lack the shortcomings of present devices that are inserted into the sub-Tenon's space. The clinical research arm of my lab is investigating nocturnal eye pressure profiles and sleep position in low pressure glaucoma. As a clinician, I specialize in glaucoma and cataract care and provide classic as well as novel, less invasive procedures that include small incision trabeculectomy, trabectome trabeculotomy and canaloplasty. In addition to standard cataract surgery, I perform complex cataract and anterior segment surgeries. I am interested in new glaucoma procedures and offer suprachoroidal shunt implantation and transciliary filtration to select patients.

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