SUMMARY OF RESEARCH DURING 2005
(13 MD’s; 9 PhD’s; 1 MD/PhD; 53 publications; 43 book chapters; 1 book)
Significant Scientific Accomplishments
- Retinal degeneration studies have determined that cone opsin mislocalization and the resulting photoreceptor degeneration can be prevented by the administration of specific retinoids.
- Glaucoma studies have found tissue specific changes in a class of regulatory enzymes that appear to be involved in the development of steroid-induced and primary open-angle glaucoma.
- Cataract/refractive protocols are investigating new procedures to reduce complications and improve outcomes.
- Pediatric studies are evaluating new surgical implants and procedures for the treatment of cataracts and amblyopia.