Department of Ophthalmology

2010 Research Pictures

Dr. Crouch working at the bench.

 Drs. Fan and Kono at the confocal microscope.

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

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

Dr. Husain working at the inverted microscope.

Mr. Dahrouj and Dr. Ablonczy working at the OCT machine.

Dr. Husain is evaluating the ability of opioids to protect the retina from glaucomatous injury.

Dr. Ablonczy (right) and Mohammad Dahrouj, III (predoctoral student; left) are investigating how changes in enzyme activity within the retinal pigment epithelium contribute to vision loss in diabetes.

Dr. Rohrer working at the HPLC machine.

Dr. Tang working at the light microscope.

Bärbel Rohrer, Ph.D. is studying how genetic mutations contribute to photoreceptor degeneration.

Dr. Tang is investigating how sustained delivery of Vitamin-A-like compounds influence retinal degeneration in models of Leber congenital amaurosis.



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