Constance E. West, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

Associate Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

Phone 513-636-4751

Fax 513-636-7911




Optic pathway glioma in children; retinal hemorrhages in shaken baby syndrome; construction of a portable optics bench for use in teaching ophthalmic optics and refraction to ophthalmology residents

BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1980.

MD: University of Massachusetts Medical School, North Worcester, MA, 1986.

Internship: St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1986-1987.

Residency: Ophthalmology,Barnes Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1987-1990.

Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1990-1991.

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Qu J, Wang Y, Tong Y, Zhou X, Zhao F, Yang L, Zhang S, Zhang J, West CE, Guan MX. Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy affects only female matrilineal relatives in two Chinese Families. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010; 51: 4906-12.

Motley WW 3rd, Vanderveen DK, West CE. Surgical management of infantile cataracts in dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. J AAPOS. 2010 Jun;14(3):283-4.

Qu J, Zhou X, Zhang J, Zhao F, Sun YH, Tong Y, Wei QP, Cai W, Yang L, West CE. Extremely low penetrance of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy in 8 Han Chinese families carrying the ND4 G11778A mutation. Ophthalmology. 2009;116:558-564 e3. 

Bollinger KE, Kattouf V, Arthur B, Weiss AH, Kivlin J, Kerr N, West CE, Kipp M, Traboulsi EI. Hypermetropia and esotropia in myotonic dystrophy. J AAPOS. 2008; 12:69-71.

Li R, Qu J, Zhou X, Tong Y, Hu Y, Qian Y, Lu F, Mo JQ, West CE, Guan MX. The mitochondrial tRNA(Thr) A15951G mutation may influence the phenotypic expression of the LHON-associated ND4 G11778A mutation in a Chinese family. Gene. 2006 Jul 5;376(1):79-86.

Qu J, Li R, Zhou X, Tong Y, Lu F, Qian Y, Hu Y, Mo JQ, West CE, Guan M-X. The Novel A4435G Mutation in the Mitochondrial tRNAMet May Modulate the Phenotypic Expression of the LHON-Associated ND4 G11778A Mutation. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006; 47: 475-483.