T. Michael Nork, MS, MD


Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Retina Research Foundation Kathryn and Latimar Murfee Chair


K6/456 Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792 

(608) 265-3898

picture of T. Michael Nork, MS, MD


BS 1970, Univ. Maryland.
MS 1972, Georgia. Tech
BS 1974, Univ. Maryland
MD 1980, Univ. Texas Medical School at San Antonio
Residency in ophthalmology 1984, Texas Tech Univ. Health Sciences Center
Fellowship in ophthalmic pathology 1985, Univ. Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
Fellowship in diseases and surgery of the retina 1986, Univ. Wisconsin


Research Interests
Dr. Nork’s research focuses on the mechanisms by which various ocular diseases affect the outer retina (especially the rods and cones) and how injury to the outer retina might, in turn, affect disease pathogenesis. For example, Dr. Nork and his colleagues have found selective blue cone loss in retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy. They are currently investigating the possibility that the retinal cones may also be injured in glaucoma-a disease that is not traditionally associated with the outer retina. Working with other members of the Department, they have described morphologic changes in the photoreceptors in post-mortem human eyes that were donated by people who carried a diagnosis of glaucoma.


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