Department of Ophthalmology

2011 Research Pictures

Dr. Husain at Real-time PCR MachineDr. Oatis working in the dark room

Dr. Husain is studying the signaling mechanisms that are involved in ischemia- and glaucoma-induced optic nerve damage and retina ganglion cell death.

Dr. Oatis is synthesizing, purifying, and crystallizing 11-cis retinal for shipment to researchers within the vision community.

Dr. Koutalos at the HPLC MachineDr. Kono working at the bench

Dr. Koutalos is studying the accumulation and removal of toxic products of vitamin A in the retina.

Dr. Kono is investigating new compounds targeting cone opsins that can improve photoreceptor viability and slow retinal degeneration in animal models for Leber congenital amaurosis.

Dr. Ablonczy Mr. Dahrouj working on OCTDrs. Rohrer and Hunter reviewing data

Dr. Ablonczy (standing; left) and Mr. Mohammad Dahrouj, III (predoctoral student; seated; right) are using fundus photography to study the development of fluid retention in the retina, a major cause of loss of visual acuity in wet age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and following eye injuries or surgeries.

Drs. Rohrer (standing; left) and Andrew Hunter (seated; right) are discussing the structure of complement proteins in their effort to identify treatment strategies for retinal degeneration.


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