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Hospital Research & Clinical Trials

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    Ongoing Research

    • Non-Invasive detection of unique molecular signatures in laser induced retinal injuries
    • Identification of the virulence factors involved in the attachment of pseudomonas aeruginosa to contact lenses
    • Molecular characterization of CYP1B1, the causative gene in primary congenital glaucoma
    • Controlled delivery system of the ALK-5 inhibitor SB-505124 for suppression of ocular scarring after glaucoma filtration surgery
    • Expression of circadian clock proteins and clock controlled genes in the ciliary body

    Resident Research

    • Surface tension on the ocular surface
    • Aging and Changes in ocular surface tension
    • Lymphatic vessels in leaking blebs following trabeculectomy
    • miRNA in aqueous humor
    • Differential gene expression in conjunctival chalasis

    Recently Completed Research

    • Biomarker Detection Following Laser-Induced Retinal and Other Tissue Injury in Primates
    • Biomarkers in Retinal Laser Injury in rabbits
    • Suppression of Ocular Scarring by RNA Interference
    • A Genetic Approach to the Role of CYP1B1 in PCG
    • SENSIMMER Virtual Phaco Trainer for Cataract Surgery sponsored by NIH/ NEI
    • Increasing Geriatrics Expertise in Surgical and Related Medical Specialties,
    • Role of the Interphotoreceptor Retinoid Binding Protein (IRBP) in Primary Congenital Glaucoma
    • Conjunctival Histologic Analysis in Patients with Ocular Hypertension or Open-Angle Glaucoma on Chronic IOP-Lowering Medications

    Completed 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
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