Fasika A. Woreta, M.D., is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. She specializes in corneal and external eye diseases, including cataracts, and refractive surgery. Her research interests include corneal diseases as well as ocular immunology.

Dr. Woreta received her M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her M.P.H. degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Following an internship in internal medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, she completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. She then completed a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami and a cataract fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK. Dr. Woreta returned to Wilmer to join the faculty as chief resident from July 2013 through June 2014, prior to her appointment as an assistant professor.

Fasika, who originates from Ethiopia, joins the ICF to contribute her expertise in the field of ophthalmology, and assist in forming relationships with doctors in Ethiopia. With her help, the ICF hopes to facilitate the next part of our mission.



Intelligence and capability are not enough. There must also be the joy of doing something beautiful. Being of service to God and humanity means going well beyond the sophistication of the best technology, to the humble demonstration of courtesy and compassion to each patient.”

– Dr.G.Venkataswamy

Recent Publications

Woreta, FA; Gupta A; Hochstetler, BS; Bower, KS. Management of post-photorefractive keratectomy pain. Surv Ophthalmol. 2013;58:529-535.

Diakonis VF, Kankariya VP, Woreta F, Yoo SH, Lubahan JG, Kymionis GD, Srur L. Refractive and topographic fluctuations due to intracorneal ring segments mobility. J Refract Surg 2013;1-3.

Woreta F, Munoz B, Gower E, Almayehu, West S. Three year outcomes of the surgery for trichiasis, antibiotics to prevent recurrence. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130:427-431.

Woreta FA, Vedula A, Goldman D, Forster R. Cosmetic and lemllar grafts in corneal dermoids. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2012;53:ARVO E-Abstract 6045.

Woreta F, Thorne JE, Jabs DA, Kedhar SR, Dunn JP. Risk factors for Ocular complications and poor vision at presentation among patients with uveitis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Am J Ophthalmol 2007;143:647-655.

Anwar DS, Woreta FA, Weng CY, Repka MK. Incidence of esotropia developing in subjects previously diagnosed with pseudoesotropia: a pilot study. Strabismus 2012;20:124-126.

Recent Presentations

Thorne JE, Woreta FA, Dunn JP, Jabs DA. Risk of cataract development among children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis-related uveitis treated with topical corticosteroids. Ophthalmology 2010;117:1436-1441.

Thorne JE, Woreta FA, Jabs DA, Anhalt GJ. Treatment of ocular mucous membrane pemphigoid with immunosuppressive drug therapy. Ophthalmology 2008;115:2146-2152.

Thorne JE, Woreta F, Jabs DA, Kedhar Sr, Dunn JP. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) associated uveitis: incidence of ocular complications and visual acuity loss. Am J Ophthalmol 2007;143:840-846.

Woreta F, Lockman J, Heldrich FJ, Santosham M, Resar LM. Heptomegaly, pancytopenia, coagulopathy: big words about a feverish infant. Contemporary Pediatrics Oct 2005;26-32.

Shah SM, Lima e Silva R, Hackett SF, Woreta F, Campochiaro P. Comparison of retinal thickness of mice retina and StratusOCT and histology. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2004;45:ARVO E-Abstract 2375.