Research by Disease

Age-related Macular Degeneration

Amblyopia

Cornea Disease

Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Pathology of diabetic retinopathy, with the goal of understanding the transformation of the innate immune cells, microglia, within the diabetic retina and the contribution of these cells to neurodegeneration and vascular dysfunction that can lead to vision loss in patients with diabetes.
    Steven F. Abcouwer, Ph.D.
  • Gene therapy for treatment of diabetic retinopathy
    Robin Ali Ph.D., FMedSci
  • Investigations into the formation and loss of the blood-brain and blood-retinal barrier in normal vascular biology and diabetes
    David A. Antonetti, Ph.D.
  • Growth factors and abnormal retinal cell proliferation in diabetes
    Monte A. Del Monte, M.D.
  • Anti-retinal antibodies affecting diabetic retinas
    John R. Heckenlively, M.D.
  • Metabolic imaging for diabetic retinopathy
    Victor M. Elner, M.D., Howard R. Petty, Ph.D.
  • Identifying and understanding mechanisms of retinal cell death that occur in neurodegenerative disorders such as diabetes.
    Patrice E. Fort, Ph.D., M.S.
  • Pathogenesis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy and alterations in growth factor signaling
    Thomas W. Gardner, M.D., M.S.
  • Pharmacological treatment of diabetic retinopathy and macular edema
    Mark W. Johnson, M.D.
  • Mechanisms of ocular inflammation and angiogenesis in neurodegeneration and vascular pathophysiology of retina during diabetes
    Cheng-mao Lin, Ph.D.
  • Molecular mechanisms of blood retinal barrier breakdown and vascular dysfunction in diabetic retinopathy
    Xuwen Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Development of novel retinal imaging systems and therapeutic techniques and technologies, including photoacoustic imaging, molecular imaging, restorative retinal laser therapy, and surgical techniques
    Yannis M. Paulus, M.D.
  • The role of metabolism and oxidant damage in diabetes
    Howard R. Petty, Ph.D.
  • Pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy
    Donald G. Puro, M.D., Ph.D.

Glaucoma

Macular Edema

Ocular Hypertension

Ocular Oncology

  • Investigations into the formation and loss of the blood-brain and blood-retinal barrier in normal vascular biology and cancer
    David A. Antonetti, Ph.D.
  • Translational approach to early diagnosis of eye cancers, targeted treatment of intraocular tumors, and prevention of metastasis
    Hakan Demirci, M.D.
  • The biology and developmental genetics of extraocular muscles and neural crest-derived stem cells in the orbit and their importance in orbital cancer
    Alon Kahana, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Ocular oncology and retinal vascular diseases
    Donald G. Puro, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Epigenetic regulation of tumorigenesis in retinoblastoma and choroidal melanoma
    Rajesh C. Rao, M.D.

Optic Neuritis and Optic Neuropathy

Ptosis and Browtosis

Retina Detachments and Inherited Degenerations

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Strabismus

Thyroid Eye Disease

  • Graves' eye disease, autoimmune diseases of the orbit, minimally invasive approaches to the orbit
    Raymond S. Douglas, M.D., Ph.D.
  • The biology and developmental genetics of extraocular muscles and neural crest-derived stem cells in the orbit and their importance in thyroid-related eye disease
    Alon Kahana, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Autoimmune thyroid disease, extracellular matrix, cell signaling, gene expression, ecosanoids, inflammation and cytokine action
    Terry J. Smith, M.D.

Uveitis and Other Immune Eye Diseases

Vitreoretinal Surgery

  • Pharmacologic adjuncts to vitreoretinal surgery
    Mark W. Johnson, M.D.
  • Stem cell-derived retinal tissue transplantation, and pharmacologic adjuncts to reduce proliferative vitreoretinopathy and diabetic fibrosis
    Rajesh C. Rao, M.D.
Last Modified: Friday, 10-Feb-2017 13:18:52 EST