Ophthalmology and Visual Science Faculty

       

Tsai, James C

Chair

Research Interests: Molecules with the potential to protect the optic nerve from damage directly, without lowering intraocular pressure (e.g. neuroprotection); Evaluation of surgical outcomes in glaucoma patients; Development of advanced techniques of vision testing

Clinical Interests: Diagnosis and management of challenging glaucoma cases including glaucoma implant surgery, trabeculectomy with antimetabolite surgery, and combined glaucoma and cataract surgery; sutureless cataract surgery in patients with glaucoma; eye disorders

       

Abrahams, I Willard

Clinical Interests: Uveitis

Adelman, Ron Afshari

Research Interests: Retinal disease and surgery; Macular degeneration; Diabetic retinopathy

Clinical Interests: Vitreo-retinal surgery; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; retinal detachment; macular hole

Coca-Prados, Miguel

Research Interests: Chloride Channels of the ClC Family; Construction of Subtractive Libraries; Gene Expression and Regulation of Neuropeptides and Hormones; Gene Expression and Regulation of TIGR; Regulatory Peptides With Hypertensive And/or Hypotensive Act; Steroid Metabolism and Regulation of Gene Expression of 17bH

Crair, Michael C

Research Interests: Neural circuit development; Synapse formation; Visual system development; Cortex development

Forster, Susan H

Research Interests: Clinical Interests: general ophthalmology; amblyopia; cataracts; glaucoma; strabismus; macular degeneration

Gaudio, Paul

Research Interests: Corneal inflammatory and infectious disease; uveitis, and intraocular infection, occular immunology

Hoh, Josephine

Research Interests: Interactions among genes; Environmental exposures

Huang, John Jiqiang

Research Interests: Vitreo-retinal diseases and uveitis; Pharmacogenomic treatment of macular degeneration patients; Quality of life in uveitis patients; External factors in treatment of diabetic retinopathy

Clinical Interests: Non-infectious and infectious uveitis; retinal disorders; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; macular hole; macular pucker; retinal detachment; cystoid macular edema; hereditary retinal degeneration; ocular lymphoma; ocular leukemia

Kempton, James E

Research Interests: Vitreo-retinal diseases; Surgery ; Systems approaches in the delivery of medical education

Clinical Interests: Vitreo-retinal diseases; laser and surgery

Materin, Miguel A

Research Interests: Role of cytogenetics in ocular oncology for diagnosis and prognosis; Improving diagnostic and treatment methods for eye tumors

Clinical Interests: Benign and malignant ocular tumors; ocular melanoma; retinoblastoma; choroidal hemangiomas; retinal hemangiomas; metastases; astrocytic tumors; tumors related to other conditions or syndromes such as von Hippel-Lindau disease

Parke, David W

Research Interests: Clinical Interests: Devices to assist patients with low vision

Clinical Interests: Clinical Interests: Devices to assist patients with low vision

Rizzolo, Lawrence James

Research Interests: Retinal disease; Tight junctions; Outer blood-retinal barrier; Epithelia; Human embryonic stem cells; Bio/tissue engineering; Medical education

Clinical Interests: Medical education

Shayegani, Aryan

Research Interests: Cataract surgery; Corneal medical and surgical disease; Keratoconus; Fuchs' Dystrophy; Corneal transplantation; DSAEK; Comprehensive eye disease

Clinical Interests: cataract surgery; cornea surgery; cornea disease; comprehensive ophthalmology

Shields, M Bruce

Research Interests: Glaucoma; Aqueous Outflow; Cyclophotocoagulation; Glaucoma; Intraocular Pressure; Laser Technology

Clinical Interests: Glaucoma and related disorders

Sinard, John H.

Research Interests: Medical informatics

Clinical Interests: ophthalmic pathology; general surgical pathology; autopsy pathology; tumor pathology; pathology informatics

Stoessel, Kathleen M

Research Interests: Retinopathy of prematurity

Clinical Interests: Evaluation and laser treatment of ROP and other adult and pediatric proliferative retinopathies, sickle cell retinopathy; retinal evaluation in pediatric head trauma; diabetic retinopathy; macular degeneration; retinal dystrophies

Volker, Erica Leigh

Clinical Interests: Specialty contact lenses; keratoconus; ectasia; astigmatism; aphakia; presbyopia; myopia; hyperopia; dry eye

Walsh, Thomas J

Research Interests: Clinical Interests: decreased vision; diplopia; exophthalmos; medical diseases that impact the visual system

Clinical Interests: Clinical Interests: decreased vision; diplopia; exophthalmos; medical diseases that impact the visual system

Zeiss, Caroline J

Research Interests: Molecular and cellular pathogenesis of retinal degeneration; Neurobiology of movement disorders; Phenotypes of genetically engineered mice; Evolutionary biology of the eye; Veterinary Pathology; Mouse Phenotyping; Ocular pathology with emphasis on photoreceptor disorders; Neuroanatomy of age-related gait disorders; Signal transduction events during neuronal death; Comparative pathology with emphasis on murine neuroanatomy; Phenotying genetically altered rodents

Zenisek, David

Research Interests: Physiology and cell biology of the presynaptic terminal; Retinal Bipolar Neuron; Synaptic Terminal; Synaptic Ribbons; Vesicle Transport; Exocytosis; Endocytosis

Zhou, Z. Jimmy

Research Interests: Physiology and development of the mammalian retina under normal and pathological conditions; Organization and function of retinal synapses and circuits