Resident Research


Management of Pseudophakic Cystoid Macular Edema

Resident: Benjamin R. Baumrind, MD (2013)

Mentors:  Suqin Guo, MD (1998); Marco A. Zarbin, MD, PhD; Monique S. Roy, MD; Neelakshi Bhagat, MD (1998)

Pseudophakic cystoid macular edema has been identified as the most frequent complication following cataract surgery.  Acute pseudophakic cystoid macular edema can resolve spontaneously, but some patients can develop chronic macular edema that affects vision and is difficult to treat.   The mechanisms, clinical efficacy, and adverse effects of the various treatment modalities are considered here.

Comparison of Ex-PRESS Glaucoma Filtration Device With Trabeculectomy in African American Population: 1-Year Results

Resident: Meng Lu, MD  (2013)

Mentors: Robert D. Fechtner, MD; Amir Cohen, MD; Albert Khouri, MD (2011)

This study compared the intraocular pressure -lowering efficacy and need for postoperative interventions in African American patients undergoing ExPRESS glaucoma shunt or trabeculectomy.


Postoperative Visual Acuity Following Complicated Cataract Extraction in Uveitis

Resident: Catherine Origlieri, MD (2013)

Mentors: David S. Chu, MD; Yufei Tu, MD

In this study, we compared pre- and postoperative visual acuity in patients with uveitis and/or uveitic glaucoma who were also undergoing complicated cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation.

Does Lacrimal Gland Size on MRI Differentiate Patients With Sarcoid Optic Neuropathy From Those With Typical (Demyelinating) Optic Neuritis?

Resident: Nicole Pritz, MD (2013)

Mentors: Larry Frohman, MD; Roger E. Turbin, MD

Sarcoid optic neuropathy may be difficult to diagnose, especially in patients without either a prior diagnosis of sarcoidosis or systemic manifestations. Since sarcoidosis frequently involves the lacrimal gland—which is spared in typical demyelinating optic neuritis—we examined whether lacrimal gland size, as seen on a pre-treatment MRI scan, might differentiate sarcoid from demyelinating optic neuropathy,

Feasibility of Telemedicine for Retinal Screening in Children With Type I Diabetes Mellitus

Resident: Melissa A. Simon, MD (2013)

Mentor: Albert S. Khouri, MD (2011)

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in young adults. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of tale-ocular screening in a pediatric population with type 1 diabetes.

For more information about this and related research, please contact: Paul D. Langer, MD, Albert S. Khouri, MD or Kathryn S. Pokorny, PhD.

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