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Marilyn T. Miller, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology; Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Service Marilyn T. Miller passed away on September 28, 2021 in Holland, MI.
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Biographical Info

Marilyn T. Miller passed away on September 28, 2021 in Holland, MI.

The Passing of Marilyn Miller

Marilyn Miller, MD Dr. Miller has a longstanding interest in international ophthalmology and has participated in educational activities in areas of  Nigeria, India, Asia and various parts of South American. She was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Göteborg in Sweden for her research of congenital anomalies and teratogens, drugs that cause abnormal fetal development. She received the Howe Medal from the  American Ophthalmological Society. The Howe Medal denotes distinguished service in ophthalmology. First awarded in 1922, Dr. Miller is only the third woman to receive this honor. In addition, Dr. Miller received the Marshall M. Parks, MD, Silver Medal from the Children’s Eye Foundation, the foundation of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. She joined the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary faculty in 1965. Dr. Miller is board certified in ophthalmology.



Dr. Marilyn Miller recognized by Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology for international service


AAO honors Marilyn T. Miller, MD MS for international service



BA—Purdue University, Indiana
MS in Microbiology—University of Illinois at Chicago
MD—University of Illinois College of Medicine-Chicago
Residency—Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago
Clinical Fellowship in Strabismus—Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Cook County Hospitals

Selected Honors and Awards

Jose Rizal International Blindness Prevention Award, Asian Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, 2013
International Gold Award, Chinese Ophthalmologic Society, 2012
American Academy of Ophthalmology
• International Blindness Prevention Award, 2012
• Secretariat Award, 2008
• Life Achievement Honor Award, 2007
• Humanitarian Award, 2005
Marshall M. Parks, MD, Silver Medal, Children’s Eye Foundation, American Association for
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 2011
Howe Medal Award, American Ophthalmological Society, 2010

Selected Publications

Ventura BV, Miller MT, Danda D, Carta A, Brandt CT, Ventura LO. Profile of ocular and systemic characteristics in Möbius sequence patients from Brazil and Italy. Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2012 May-Jun;75(3):202-6. PubMed PMID: 22872205.

Hoang QV, Chau FY, Shahidi M, Miller MT, Blair MP. Macular thinning associated with unilateral optic nerve hypoplasia. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Feb 1;42 Online:e6-9. doi: 10.3928/15428877-20110125-08. PubMed PMID: 21323261; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3690277.

Miller MT, Strömland KK. What can we learn from the thalidomide experience: an ophthalmologic perspective. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep;22(5):356-64. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0b013e3283499f24. Review. PubMed PMID: 21825994; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3713624.

Gadelha DN, Ventura BV, Ventura LM, Miller MT, Cordeiro MT, Castro CM. [Humoral immune response to dengue virus in mothers/children: relation with Möbius sequence]. Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2009 May-Jun;72(3):327-31. Portuguese. PubMed PMID: 19668961.

Miller MT, Ventura L, Strömland K. Thalidomide and misoprostol: Ophthalmologic manifestations and associations both expected and unexpected. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2009 Aug;85(8):667-76. doi: 10.1002/bdra.20609. Review. PubMed PMID: 19639653.

Miller MT, Strömland K, Ventura L. Congenital aberrant tearing: a re-look. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2008;106:100-15; discussion 115-6. Review. PubMed PMID:  19277226; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2646435.

Strömland K, Miller M, Sjögreen L, Johansson M, Joelsson BM, Billstedt E, Gillberg C, Danielsson S, Jacobsson C, Andersson-Norinder J, Granström G. Oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum: associated anomalies, functional deficits and possible developmental risk factors. Am J Med Genet A. 2007 Jun 15;143A(12):1317-25. PubMed PMID: 17506093.

Johansson M, Billstedt E, Danielsson S, Strömland K, Miller M, Granström G, Flodmark O, Råstam M, Gillberg C. Autism spectrum disorder and underlying brain mechanism in the oculoauriculovertebral spectrum. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2007 Apr;49(4):280-8. PubMed PMID: 17376139.

Johansson M, Råstam M, Billstedt E, Danielsson S, Strömland K, Miller M, Gillberg C. Autism spectrum disorders and underlying brain pathology in CHARGE association. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2006 Jan;48(1):40-50. PubMed PMID: 16359593.

Miller MT, Strömland K, Ventura L, Johansson M, Bandim JM, Gillberg C. Autism associated with conditions characterized by developmental errors in early embryogenesis: a mini review. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2005 Apr-May;23(2-3):201-19. Review. PubMed PMID: 15749246.

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