Erik van Kuijk, MD, PhD

Professor and Department Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences

Erik van Kuijk

Contact Info

vankuijk@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-3233

Fax 612-626-3119

Office Address:
420 Delaware St. SE, MMC 493
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Ophthalmology Department
MMC 493 Mayo
8493A
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MD, University of Nijmegen

Residency, University of Texas

Fellowships, University of Texas, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Graduate School, University of Nijmegen

Internship, University of Texas

Summary

Patient Care
Dr. van Kuijk is particularly interested in treating patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), he has a long track record of research into pathogenesis of AMD. In addition, he sees patients with diabetic retinopathy and inherited retinal degenerations.

Awards & Recognition

  • RPB, Ad-hoc advisory committee 2012.
  • Senior Instructor. Annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2008-2011 (2010 courses: Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration and Enhancing Patient Satisfaction).
  • Tilman and Paige Fertitta Professorship in Ophthalmology, 2010
  • Guest Editorial Board Member, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, 1998-2002
  • Faculty, Basic and Clinical Sciences Course, American Academy of Ophthalmology 1992-1997
  • Niels Stensen Post Doctoral-Scholarship 1988
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry University of Nijmegen Cum Laude (honor only given to 1% of Ph.D. candidates)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. van Kuijk’s clinical and research interests are laser tissue interaction, the molecular basis of and the role of genetics on efficiency of nutritional intervention in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), and the use of investigational drugs in AMD and diabetic retinopathy.

Publications

Publications

  • Radwan SH, Soliman AZ, Tokarev J, Zhang L, van Kuijk, F.J.G.M. , Koozekanani DD. Association of disorganization of retinal inner layers with vision after resolution of center-involved diabetic macular edema. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Jul 1;133(7):820-5.
  • Tariq A, Mahroo O.A, Williams K.M, Liew S.H, Beatty S, Gilbert C.E, Van Kuijk F.J.G.M., Hammond C.J. The heritability of the ring-like distribution of macular pigment assessed in a twin study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014;55(4):2214-2219.
  • Boretsky A, Mirza S, Khan F, Motamedi M, van Kuijk F.J.G.M. High-resolution multimodal imaging of multiple evanescent white dot syndrome. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013;44(3):296-300.
  • Schneider E.W., Elner S.G., van Kuijk F.J.G.M., Goldberg N, Lieberman R.M., Eliott D, Johnson M.W. Chronic Retinal Necrosis: Cytomegalovirus Necrotizing Retinitis Associated With Panretinal Vasculopathy in Non-HIV Patients. Retina. 2013;33(9):1791-1799.
  • Boretsky A.R., Mirza S, Khan F, Motamedi M, van Kuijk F.J.G.M. High-resolution multimodal imaging of multiple evanescent white dot syndrome. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013;44(3): 296-300.
  • Chitchian, S., Mayer, M.A., Boretsky, A.R., van Kuijk, F.J.G.M., and Motamedi, M. Retinal optical coherence tomography image enhancement via shrinkage denoising using double density dual-tree complex wavelet transform. J. Biomed. Opt. 2012;17:116009.
  • Boretsky, A., Khan, F., Burnett, G., Hammer, D.X., Ferguson, R.D., van Kuijk, F.J.G.M., Motamedi, M. In vivo imaging of photoreceptor disruption associated with age-related macular degeneration: A pilot study. Laser Surg. Med. 2012;44:603-610.
  • Hammond, C.J., Liew, S.H., van Kuijk, F.J.G.M., Beatty, S., Nolan, J.M., Spector, T.D., Gilbert, C.E. The heritability of macular response to supplemental lutein and zeaxanthin: a classic twin study. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2012;53: 4963-4968.
  • Kalariya N.M., Ramana, K.V., van Kuijk F.J.G.M. Focus molecule, Lutein. Exp. Eye. Research. 2012;102:107-108.
  • Boretsky, A., Bell, B., Motamedi, M., van Kuijk, F.J.G.M. Quantitative evaluation of laser lesion kinetics using dual wavelength fundus autofluorescence. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2011;52: 6300-6307.
  • Kalariya N.M., Reddy A.B., Ansari N.H., van Kuijk F.J.GM., Ramana K.V. Preventive Effects of Ethyl Pyruvate on Endotoxin-induced Uveitis in Rats. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011;52: 5144–5152.

Books

Book Chapters

  • Kalariya, N., Ramana, K.V., Srivastava, S.K., Siems, W.G., and van Kuijk, F.J.G.M. (2013) Age-related macular degeneration and carotenoids. In: Carotenoids and Vitamin A in Translational Medicine (Siems and Sommerburg, eds). CRC-Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp 77-96.
  • Hurst, J.S. and van Kuijk, F.J.G.M. (2010) The eye and nutritional disorders (1st revision) In Duane’s, Clinical Ophthalmology (Tasmann and Jaeger, eds.).
  • Siems, W.G., Sommerburg, O., van Kuijk, F.J.G.M. (2001) Oxidative breakdown of carotenoids and biological effects of their metabolites. In: Handbook of Antioxidants (Cardenas and Packer, eds.) Marcel Dekker, New York, pp. 235-249.
  • Hurst, J.S., Keunen, J.E.E., and van Kuijk, F.J.G.M. (2001) The eye and nutritional disorders. In Duane’s, Clinical Ophthalmology (Tasmann and Jaeger, eds.).
  • van Kuijk, F.J.G.M. (1997) In Memoriam: Hermann Esterbauer. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, pp. 833-834. 

Presentations

Poster Abstract Presentations at Professional Meetings, Conferences, etc. 

  • O’Neill J, van Kuijk F.J.G.M., Koozekanani D, Miller T, Turner P, Beardsley R. Ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography utilizing the Heidelberg Spectralis. Annual ARVO meeting, May 4-8, 2014, Orlando, FL.
  • Radwan S., van Kuijk F.J.G.M., Montezuma S, Terry J, Koozekanani D. Correlation between inner retinal disorganization and macular ischemia in patients with center involved diabetic macular edema. Annual ARVO meeting, May 4-8, 2014, Orlando, FL.
  • Bitrian E, Armbrust K, Wright M, Grajewski A, Caprioli J, van Kuijk F.J.G.M., Segal N, Bourchard T. Genetic influence of optic disc structure: The Minnesota Twins Reared Apart Study (MISTRA). Annual ARVO meeting, May 4-8, 2014, Orlando, FL.
  • Boretsky, A., Khan, F., van Kuijk, F.J.G.M., and Motamedi, M. Analysis of the photoreceptor mosaic in patients with each stage of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD): cone density and spacing as image-based biomarkers. Annual ARVO meeting, May 5 - 9, 2013, Seattle, WA.
  • Moreland, J.D., Robson, A.G., Pauleikhoff, D., and van Kuijk, F.J.G.M. Serial assessment of macular pigment distribution profiles obtained using minimum motion photometry: 10 to 15-year follow-up. Annual ARVO meeting, May 5 - 9, 2013, Seattle, WA.
  • Kapphahn, R., Roehrich, H., Ferrington, D., and van Kuijk, F.J.G.M. Zinc staining of sub-RPE deposits in murine models of retinal degeneration. Annual ARVO meeting, May 5 - 9, 2013, Seattle, WA.
  • Gilbert, C.E., Liew, S.M., Shah, S.P., Spector, T.D., Mellerio, J., van Kuijk, F.J.G.M., Beaty, S., and Hammond, C.J. Dietary intake, Serum Levels and Their Relationship with Macular Pigment in Healthy Women. Annual ARVO meeting, April 27- May 1, 2008, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Liew, S.M., Shah, S.P., Gilbert, C.E.,. Spector, T.D., Mellerio, J., van Kuijk, F.J.G.M., Beaty, S., and Hammond, C.J. The Relationship of Macular Pigment and Body Fat in Healthy Women. Annual ARVO meeting, April 27- May 1, 2008, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Srivastava, S.K., Yadav, U.C.S., Ighani-Hosseinabad, F., van Kuijk, F.J.G.M., and Ramana, K.V. Aldose Reductase Inhibition Prevents Posterior Capsular Opacification in Pig Eye Capsular Bag Model. Annual ARVO meeting, April 27- May 1, 2008, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • van Kuijk, F.J.G.M., Bell, B., borestsky, A.M., and Motamedi, M. Short-term Fundus Autofluorescence Monitoring of Laser Induced Injury in Retina. Annual ARVO meeting, April 27- May 1, 2008, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Dr. van Kuijk is particularly interested in treating patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), he has a long track record of research into pathogenesis of AMD. In addition, he sees patients with diabetic retinopathy and inherited retinal degenerations.