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News Awards and Presentations

Current:

  • Non-Invasive detection of unique molecular signatures in laser induced retinal injuries (AFMSA/SG9, pending)
  • Controlled delivery system of the ALK-5 inhibitor SB-505124 for suppression of ocular scarring after glaucoma filtration surgery (NIH, RO1)

Completed:

  • Continued Development of the AF/SGR “Tricorder” and LEP (Nonlinear Optics) Programs for Homeland Security, Military Public Health, Medical Operations - Agency: AF/SGR and AFDW
  • Continued Development of Biomarker Detection Following Laser-Induced Retinal and Other Tissue Injury in Primates - Agency: AF/SGR and AFDW
  • Biomarkers in Retinal Laser Injury (Part of Collaborative Program “Biomarkers and Laser Eye Protection for Homeland Security and Military Operations”) Agency: USAMRAA (in coordination with AF/SGR)
  • National Glaucoma Research Program Award. “Suppression of Ocular Scarring by RNA Interference” from American Health Assistance Foundation, 2006
  • A Genetic Approach to the Role of CYP1B1 in PCG (Summa Foundation)
  • Real time imaging of the aqueous outflow pathway by two-photon endoscopy (NIH)
  •  SENSIMMER Virtual Phaco Trainer for Cataract Surgery sponsored by NIH/ NEI
  • Increasing Geriatrics Expertise in Surgical and Related Medical Specialties, 2008-2010 Geriatrics Education for Specialty Residents (GSR) (AGS/Hartford Project)
  • Role of the Interphotoreceptor Retinoid Binding Protein (IRBP) in Primary Congenital Glaucoma in New Zealand White Rabbits (Summa Foundation)
  • Conjunctival Histologic Analysis in Patients with Ocular Hypertension or Open-Angle Glaucoma on Chronic IOP-Lowering Medications (Alcon Laboratories, Inc).
  • Expression of circadian clock proteins and clock controlled genes in the ciliary body (Summa Foundation)

Clinical Trials

  • Peri-ocular pigmentation following topical prostaglandins (Pfizer)
  • Anecortave acetate for the treatment of steroid induced glaucoma and open angle glaucoma
  • Retrospective studies on Macular degeneration (Genentech)
  • Glaucoma management after DSAEK
  • A Dose Volume Study of Anecortave Acetate in patients with Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular hypertension

Presentation:

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

May 2012: 

  1. Rachida Bouhenni, Jeffrey Dunmire, Hiroshi Nakamura and Deepak P. Edward. Identification of Protein Biomarkers in Vitreous Humor Following Laser Exposure.
  2.  Abby Sewell, Jeffery Dunmire, Rachida Bouhenni and Deepak P. Edward. Global Proteomic Analysis of the Human Iris.
  3. Jeffrey Dunmire, Rachida Bouhenni, Yang Yun and Deepak.P. Edward. Internalization of L-Tyrosine Polyphosphate Nanoparticles by Human Trabecular Meshwork Cells.
  4. Stella C. Paparizos, Smajo Osmanovic, Deepak Edward. Plug Erosion as a Late Complication of Silicone Punctal Plugs.
  5. Evan lagorous, Jeffery Dunmire, Rachida Bouhenni and Deepak P. Edward.  microRNAs in the Human Aqueous Humor

 

May 2011:

  1. Rachida Bouhenni, Jeffrey Dunmire, Anthony Chomyk, Jay Patil, Michael Hart, Sarah Scott, Hiroshi Nakamura, Deepak P. Edward. Detection of Retinal Specific Proteins in Body Fluids Following Varying Degrees of Laser Induced Retinal Injury in Rabbits. May 2011
  2. Sarah E. Scott, Rachida Bouhenni, Anthony Chomyk, Jayaprakash Patil, Michael Hart, Hiroshi Nakamura, Deepak P. Edward. Serum Autoantibodies Following Laser Induced Retinal Injury in Rabbits. May 2011.
  3. Jeffrey Dunmire, Rachida Bouhenni, Michael Hart, Bassam Wakim, Sarah Scott, Anthony Chomyk, Hiroshi Nakamura and Deepak Edward.  Novel Serum Proteomic Signatures in a Non-Human Primate Model of Laser Induced Retinal Injury.

May 2010:

  1. R Bouhenni, S Al Shahwan, J Morales, FS Alkuraya, B Wakim and DP Edward. Identification of Unique Differentially Expressed Proteins in Aqueous Humor of patients with Primary Congenital Glaucoma (PCG).
  2.  J. Dunmire, S. Al-Shahwan, I. Al-Jadaan, R. Bouhenni, J. D. Lam, P. R. Edward and D. P. Edward . Immunohistochemical Analysis of β-Defensin 1 & 2 in Leaking Blebs Following Trabeculectomy
  3. A.M. Chomyk, R. Bouhenni, J. Dunmire, S. Lin, D.P. Edward. Localization of Interphotoreceptor Retinoid-Binding Protein (IRBP) in Human Ciliary Epithelium During Development

May 2009:

  1. Jeffrey Dunmire, Rachida Bouhenni, Michael Hart, Jennifer Sapitro, Anthony Chomyk, Hiroshi Nakamura, and Deepak P Edward. Detection of Retinal Proteins in Saliva and Serum Following Retinal Photocoagulation in Rabbits. Invest Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009 50: E-Abstract 206.
  2. Hart M, Bouhenni R, Jastaneiah S, Dunmire J, Edward DP. Immunohistochemical distribution of lumican and collagen type III in sclerocornea and corneal scarring in congenital glaucoma.

Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMS):

  1. Anti-retinal Antibodies as Biomarkers for Laser Induced Retinal Injuries in Rabbits (August, 2011)  
  2. Detection of Retinal Proteins in Saliva and Serum in laser induced retinal injuries in Rabbits (August, 2011).
  3. Serum Biomarker Responses in a Non-Human Primate Model of Acute Retinal Laser Injury (August, 2011)

American Glaucoma Society (AGS):

  1. Deepak P. Edward, Jeffery Dunmire, Rachida Bouhenni, Abby Sewell. Global Proteomic Analysis of the Human Iris
  2. Jeffery Dunmire, Evan lagorous, Rachida Bouhenni and Deepak P. Edward. Detection of miRNAs in the Human Aqueous Humor