Emily W. Gower, Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Emily W. Gower, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-3406 | Department: 336-716-2184


Education & Training

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania , 1994
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , 2002
Emily W. Gower, Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Emily W. Gower, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Research Interests


Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-3406 | Department: 336-716-2184


Recent Publications

Gower EW, West SK, Harding JC, Cassard SD, Munoz BE, Othman MS, Kello AB, Merbs SL. Trachomatous trichiasis clamp vs standard bilamellar tarsal rotation instrumentation for trichiasis surgery: results of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013;131(3):294-301.

Gower EW, Lindsley K, Nanji AA, Leyngold I, McDonnell PJ. Perioperative antibiotics for prevention of acute endophthalmitis after cataract surgery. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;7():CD006364.

Gower EW, Whiteside-de Vos J, Cassard SD, Shekhawat NS, Friedman DS. The Medicare glaucoma screening benefit: a critical program that misses its target [editorial]. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013;156(2):211-212.

Friedman DS, Cassard SD, Williams SK, Baldonado K, O'Brien RW, Gower EW. Outcomes of a vision screening program for underserved populations in the United States. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2013;20(4):201-211.

Gower EW, Silverman E, Cassard SD, Williams SK, Baldonado K, Friedman DS. Barriers to attending an eye examination after vision screening referral within a vulnerable population. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013;24(3):1042-1052.

Quigley HA, Cassard SD, Gower EW, Ramulu PY, Jampel HD, Friedman DS. The cost of glaucoma care provided to Medicare beneficiaries from 2002 to 2009. Ophthalmology. 2013;120(11):2249-2257.

Lee BS, Munoz BE, West SK, Gower EW. Functional improvement after one- and two-eye cataract surgery in the Salisbury Eye Evaluation. Ophthalmology. 2013;120(5):949-955.

McCrory M, Gower E, Morris P, Simpson S. Off-hours admission and mortality in pediatric intensive care [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A135.

Merbs SL, Kello AB, Gelema H, West SK, Gower EW. The trachomatous trichiasis clamp: a surgical instrument designed to improve bilamellar tarsal rotation procedure outcomes. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(2):220-223.

Do DV, Gower EW, Cassard SD, Boyer D, Bressler NM, Bressler SB, Heier JS, Jefferys JL, Singerman LJ, Solomon SD. Detection of new-onset choroidal neovascularization using optical coherence tomography: the AMD DOC Study. Ophthalmology. 2012;119(4):771-778.

Keay L, Gower EW, Cassard SD, Tielsch JM, Schein OD. Postcataract surgery endophthalmitis in the United States: analysis of the complete 2003 to 2004 Medicare database of cataract surgeries. Ophthalmology. 2012;119(5):914-922.

Gower EW, West SK, Cassard SD, Munoz BE, Harding JC, Merbs SL. Definitions and standardization of a new grading scheme for eyelid contour abnormalities after trichiasis surgery. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(6):e1713.

Cassard SD, Quigley HA, Gower EW, Friedman DS, Ramulu PY, Jampel HD. Regional variations and trends in the prevalence of diagnosed glaucoma in the Medicare population. Ophthalmology. 2012;119(7):1342-1351.

Merbs SL, Harding JC, Cassard SD, Munoz BE, West SK, Gower EW. Relationship between immediate post-operative appearance and 6-week operative outcome in trichiasis surgery. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(7):e1718.

Kaleem MA, Munoz BE, Munro CA, Gower EW, West SK. Visual characteristics of elderly night drivers in the Salisbury Eye Evaluation Driving Study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012;53(9):5161-5167.

Gower EW, Keay L, Cassard SD, Tielsch JM, Schein OD. Geographic location and endophthalmitis [reply to letter]. Ophthalmology. 2012;119(12):2656-2657.

Werther W, Gower E, Cassard S, Chu L, Varma R, Klein R. Rates of systemic adverse events following intravitreal injection of anti-VEGF medications for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) [abstract]. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012;21(Suppl 3):46-47.

Schein OD, Cassard SD, Tielsch JM, Gower EW. Cataract surgery among Medicare beneficiaries. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2012;19(5):257-264.

Munro CA, Winicki JM, Schretlen DJ, Gower EW, Turano KA, Mu?oz B, Keay L, Bandeen-Roche K, West SK. Sex differences in cognition in healthy elderly individuals. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2012;19(6):759-768.

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Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention

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