Department of Ophthalmology

2008 Research Pictures

Dr. Crouch is conducting studies on enzymes responsible for vitamin A metabolism to understand the basic mechanisms that underlie photoreceptor function.

Dr. Husain and Phil Yates are investigating the cellular factors that contribute to retinal ganglion cell loss in glaucoma.

Drs. Kono and Fan are investigating how mutations in photoreceptor opsin influence rod and cone function and viability.

Dr. Koutalos and Lorie Blakeley are investigating how toxic byproducts produced in the retina can influence photoreceptor viability and lead to the development of macular dystrophies and age-related macular degeneration.

Dr. Rohrer is studying how genetic mutations contribute to photoreceptor degeneration.

Dr. Ablonczy is investigating the early events within the retinal pigment epithelium that lead to the development of age-related macular degeneration.


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