Lylas Mogk, M.D., Opthalmologist

Lylas G. Mogk is an ophthalmologist and founding director of the Henry Ford Health System Center for Vision Rehabilitation and Research in Grosse Pointe and Livonia, Michigan.

Mogk is past chair of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Vision Rehabilitation Committee and serves on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness and the American Medical Association's Panel on Older Drivers.

An alumna of Vassar College and Wayne State University Medical School, Mogk completed her ophthalmology residency at the Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University, which named her its Distinguished Alumnus in 2007 for her work in vision rehabilitation.

She writes and lectures often on macular degeneration, coping with vision loss, and vision rehabilitation. She has also conducted research on depression and vision loss, Charles Bonnet syndrome, and the impact of wet versus dry macular degeneration and outcomes in vision rehabilitation.

Why I Care

"I was inspired by my patients and by my father, who had advanced macular degeneration. Along with my daughter, Marja Mogk, I wrote Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight. It's an award-winning book geared toward patients and their families."

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