Joseph Demer, M.D.


Ophthamology, Neurology

310-825-5931 | (310) 206-7826 (fax)


  • MD, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1983
  • Internship, Baylor College of Medicine, 1983-84
  • Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, 1984-87
  • Fellowship, Texas Children’s Hospital, 1987-88

Recent Papers

  1. Chaudhuri Z., Demer J.L. “Divergence insufficiency esotropia is a misnomer-reply.” JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Apr 1;131(4):547-8.
  2. Kim H., Yoo L., Shin A., Demer J.L. “Determination of poisson ratio of bovine extraocular muscle by computed X-ray tomography.” Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013:1974-79.
  3. Peragallo J.H., Velez F.G., Demer J.L., Pineles S.L. “Postoperative drift in patients with thyroid ophthalmopathy undergoing unilateral inferior rectus muscle recession.” Strabismus. 2013 Mar;21(1):23-8.
  4. Chaudhuri Z., Demer J.L. “Sagging Eye Syndrome: Connective Tissue Involution as a Cause of Horizontal and Vertical Strabismus in Older Patients.” JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Mar 7:1-7.
  5. Peragallo J.H., Velez F.G., Demer J.L., Pineles S.L. “Long-term follow-up of strabismus surgery for patients with ocular myasthenia gravis.” J Neuroopthalmol. 2013 Mar;33(1):40-4.
  6. Schoeff K., Chaudhuri Z., Demer J.L. “Functional magnetic resonance imaging of horizontal rectus muscles in esotropia.” J AAPOS. 2013 Feb;17(1):16-21.
  7. Shin A., Yoo L., Chaudhuri Z., Demer J.L. “Independent passive mechanical behavior of bovine extraocular muscle compartments.” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Dec 18;53(13):8414-23.
  8. Pineles S.L., Demer J.L., Holland G.N., Ransome S.S., Bonelli L., Velez F.G. “External opthalmoplegia in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy.” J AAPOS. 2012 Dec;16(6):529-33.
  9. Hendler K., Pineles S.L., Demer J.L., Rosenbaum A.L., Velez G., Velez F.G. “Does inferior oblique recession cause overcorrections in laterally incomitant small hypertropias due to superior oblique palsy.” Br J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jan;97(1):88-91.
  10. Clark R.A., Demer J.L. “Functional morphometry of horizontal rectus extraocular muscles during horizontal ocular duction.” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Oct 25;53(11):7375-9.