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Catherine Meyerle, M.D.

Catherine Meyerle, M.D.
Catherine Meyerle, M.D.

National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health

  • Staff Clinician, Division of Epidemiology Clinical Applications


  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal diseases
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Current Projects

Dr. Meyerle is the principal investigator on several studies of neovascular (wet) AMD which is caused by leaking blood vessels under the retina. She is also investigating central serous chorioretinopathy, a condition resulting in fluid accumulation under the retina. Dr. Meyerle is examining the structural changes in the choroid, the middle layer of tissues and blood vessels between the retina and the sclera (the white of the eye) that occur with choroidal neovascularization. Additionally, she is assessing novel treatments for wet AMD and central serous chorioretinopathy.

Professional Highlights

Dr. Meyerle joined the NEI clinical staff in 2007 after completing medical retina fellowships at the National Eye Institute and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. She graduated cum laude from Princeton University and completed her ophthalmology residency training at Yale University where she was the recipient of the Marvin L. Sears Award for Clinical Excellence. She also completed medical training at Brown University and Georgetown University.


Dr. Meyerle has authored and co-authored several research articles in vision research and has published in multiple journals including Acta Ophthalmologica, International Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science, Ophthalmic Surgery & Laser Imaging, Ophthalmology, and Retina. In addition, she has authored and co-authored several book chapters published by Humana Press, Saunders, and Wiley-Blackwell.

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, leads the federal government’s research on the visual system and eye diseases. NEI supports basic and clinical science programs that result in the development of sight-saving treatments.

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