Joshua H. Hou, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences

Joshua H. Hou

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-1442

Fax 612-626-3119

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences
420 Delaware St. SE, MMC 493
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MD, Washington University School of Medicine

Residency, University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary

Fellowship, Cornea & External Disease, University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary

Internship, Inova Fairfax Hospital/Georgetown University Hospital

Summary

Patient Care
Dr. Hou sees patients in our Cornea and External Disease Service.

Awards & Recognition

  • Research Grant, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation, 2014
  • Fellow of the Year, University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary, 2014
  • Research Seed Grant, Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness, 2013
  • Beem-Fisher Resident Research Award, Chicago Ophthalmological Society, 2013
  • 7th Annual Heed Foundation Resident Retreat Invitee, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, 2012
  • Research Seed Grant, Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness, 2011

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Forthcoming

Publications

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Hou JH, Prickett AL, CortinaMS, Jain S, Cruz JD. Safety of Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery Performed by Surgeons-in-training. J Refract Surg. 2015;31(1):69-70.
  • Hou JH, Tannan A, Rubenstein JB, Lopez OI, McCoy K, Epstein RJ, Grostern RJ, Sugar J. Clostridium perfringens endophthalmitis following penetrating keratoplasty with contaminated corneal allografts: A case series. Cornea. 2015;34(1):23-27.
  • Farooq AV, Tu EY, Djalilian AR, Traish AS, Hou JH. Persistent staining of lattice lines with trypan blue after intraoperative trypan use in patients with lattice corneal dystrophy. Cornea. 2014;33(11):1235-1237.
  • Tu EY, Hou J. Intrastromal and lamellar interface antifungal injection for late-onset infectious keratitis after DSAEK. Cornea. 2014;33(9):990-993.
  • Hou JH, Sivaraman KR, Cruz JD, Lin AY, Cortina MS. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical analysis of melt-associated retroprosthetic membranes in Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(9):1133-1136.
  • Lim JM, Hou JH, Singa RM, Aakalu VK, Setabutr P. Relative incidence of blepharoptosis subtypes in an oculoplastics practice at a tertiary care center. Orbit. 2013;32(4):231-234.
  • Sivaraman KR, Hou JH*, Allemann N, Cruz JD, Cortina S. Retroprosthetic membranes and risk of sterile keratolysis in patients with type I Boston Keratoprosthesis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013;155(5):814-822*co-first author
  • Hou JH, Aakalu VK, Setabutr P. Quantitative characterization of growth rate of an incidental deep dermoid cyst in a child using magnetic resonance imaging. J AAPOS. 2012;16(4):403-405.
  • Kang JJ, Hou JH*, Bui K, Edward M, Valyi-Nagi T, Koshy M, Munson T, Charbel FT, Moss HM. De novo malignant optic chiasm glioma with initial clinical response to steroids. Neuro-Ophthalmology. 2012;36(2):59-63. *co-first author
  • Hou JH, Cruz JD, Djalilian AR. Outcomes of Boston Keratoprosthesis implantation for failed keratoplasty after keratolimbal allograft. Cornea. 2012;31(12):1432-1435.
  • Shui YB, Holekamp NM, Kramer BC, Crowley JR, Wilkins MA, Chu F, Malone PE, Mangers SJ, Hou JH, Siegfried CJ, Beebe DC. The gel state of the vitreous and Ascorbate-dependent oxygen consumption: relationship to the etiology of nuclear cataracts. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009;127(4):475-482. 
  • Wu J, Hou JH, Hsieh TS.A new Drosophila gene wh (wuho) with WD40 repeats is essential for spermatogenesis and has maximal expression in hub cells. Dev Biol. 2006;296(1):219-230.

Books

Book Chapters

  • Hou, J.H. and DelaCruz J. (2013). Pre-operative evaluation for refractive surgery. Yanoff & Duker, Ophthalmology, Fourth Edition; Yanoff, M. and Duker, J.S., eds, Elsevier, pp. 91-94.
  • Chang, J.H., Hou, J.H., Jain, S. and Azar, D.T. (2012). Strategies in modulating lymphedema. Lymphedema; Vannelli, A., ed, InTech – Open Access Publisher, pp. 14-22.

Presentations

Poster Abstract Presentations at Professional Meetings, Conferences, etc.

  • Jain S., Hou J.H., Cortina M.S., DelaCruz J. Topographic impact of femtosecond laser-assisted arcuate keratotomy prior to incision opening. American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, Abstract PO300, October 2014, Chicago, IL.
  • Hou J.H., Hiremath S.M., Traish A.S., Cortina M.S. Incidence of pyogenic granuloma formation following EagleVision Plug1 insertion. American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, Abstract PO311, November 2013, New Orleans, LA.
  • Farooq A., Hou J.H., Patel S., Tessler H., Goldstein D.A. Decline in ocular toxoplasmosis in the Midwestern United States. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Abstract 5394, May 2013, Seattle, WA
  • Wallace K.M., Hou J.H., Miller R.C., Chow C.C., DelaCruz J., Chau F.Y., Cortina M.S. Risk factors associated with cystoid macular edema after Boston keratoprosthesis type 1 implantation. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Abstract 54:3462, May 2013, Seattle, WA.
  • Miller R.C., Wallace K.M., Hou J.H., Chow C.C., DelaCruz J., Cortina M.S., Chau F.Y. Treatment outcomes of cystoid macular edema in patients with Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Abstract 263, May 2013, Seattle, WA.
  • Prickett A.L., Cortina M.S., Hou J.H., DelaCruz J. Initial resident experience performing cataract surgery with and without femtosecond laser. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Abstract 1838, May 2013, Seattle, WA.
  • Osmanovic S., Hou J.H., Aakalu V., Setabutr P., Putterman A.M. Muller’s muscle-conjunctiva resection outcomes and phenylephrine predictability in ptosis from Horner’s syndrome. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Abstract 6747, May 2012, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Sivaraman K.R., Hou J.H., Allemann N., DelaCruz J., Cortina M.S. Retroprosthetic membrane thickness and risk of melt in patients with type 1 Boston keratoprosthesis. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Abstract 6068, May 2012, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Lim J.M., Hou J.H., Singa R., Aakalu V., Setabutr P. Incidence and demographic characteristics of patients with different types of ptosis referred to oculoplastics at a tertiary referral center. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Abstract 1449, May 2012, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Hou J.H., Singa R., Green S.J., Jain S., Aakalu V.K., Setabutr P. Characterization of adrenergic receptor subtype gene expression in human Müller’s muscle using laser-capture microdissection and quantitative polymerase chain reaction. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Abstract 6748, May 2012, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Clinical

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology