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2021 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our latest group of researchers!

Nolan Adams, MD

Loyola University

The Effect of Blue-light-blocking IOLs on Glycemic Control in Diabetic Patients

Jonathan Alhalel
Northwestern
Ophthalmologic Analysis of COVID-19 Long-Haulers using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
Connor Baharozian
MD
Loyola University/Hines VA CARES
Influence of vitreous detachment on the outcome of intravitreal injection for retinal disease
Dara Baker, MD
UIC
UIC
3D visualization of the human iris: a key to understanding disease pathogenesis
Brian Cheng
Northwestern
Imaging of retinal vasculature among patients being assessed for carotid occlusive disease
Samantha Diulus
Loyola University
Orbital Compliance in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Anjali Ferris
Loyola University
Assessing the ocular surface microbiome in rosacea
Meredith Furst, MD

Loyola University

The Effect of Rho Kinase Inhibitors on in vitro Human Orbital Preadipocytes

Reeti Gulati

Northwestern

Effect of the rho-kinase inhibitor Netarsudil on established corneal neovascularization in a PAX-6 knockout mouse model

Chunyu Guo
UIC
Comparison of detecting power and artifacts between different OCTA scan sizes in AMD and DR
Sarah Griffin, MD
Loyola University
A Comprehensive Wet Lab Curriculum to Improve Resident Training in Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries and Advanced Cataract Techniques
Russell Huang, MD
Russell Huang 2021 Grantee
Northwestern
The effect of Caffeine and Hydration on Radial Peripapillary Capillary Plexus Microvascular Density in Normal and Glaucomatous Optic Nerves using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
Robert Hyde, MD
UIC Dreiske Award
Multi-wavelength dark adapted perimetry in patients with rod and cone-pathway dysfunction
Saira Khanna, MD
U of C
Laser Prophylaxis in Stickler Syndrome
Kendal Lee
Northwestern
Pericyte drop out in retina
John Moir
U of C
OCTA Comparison of Retinal Microvasculature in Black and White Subjects with and without Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Retinopathy
Palak Patel, MD

Rush University

Analysis of PVD and Development of Complications Using a Large Database of Retina Specialists

Mary Qiu, MD

U of C

Salvaging Conventional Outflow Pathway In Neovascular Glaucoma (SCOPING)

Vish Reddy, MD

Loyola University

Ophthalmology residents’ attitudes toward stress and wellness when fulfilling on-call responsibilities.

Alexander Robin, MD

Stroger

Corneal Hysteresis Changes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Anara Serikbaeva

UIC McKechnie Award

Hyperglycemia induced mitochondria adaptation

Dana Shannon, OD

University of Chicago

Recurrent Hyphema following Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Angle Surgery

Zhuangjun Si, MD

U of C
Effectiveness and Safety of Resident-Performed Bilateral Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Patients With Open-Angle Glaucoma

Minjia Tang

Northwestern

Efficacy of early aqueous suppression after glaucoma drainage device surgery in uveitis patients

Michael Volyanyuk

Loyola University

Efficacy of antioxidants in particulate matter-induced dry eye disease

Jason Xiao

U of C AMD Award

Effect of High-Fat Diet on the Retinal Transcriptome Independent of the Gut Microbiome

Yang Zhang

Northwestern

Developing a super-resolution optical imaging technique for evaluating nanoscale variations in the intracellular cytoskeletons and intercellular junctions of corneal endothelial cell (CECs) with Rho kinase (ROCK) inhibitor treatment in Glaucoma…

Jason Zhang
U of C – AMD Award

Delineating the Role of the Microbiome-RPE/Choroid Axis in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Award Winners

Robert Hyde, MD

UIC
Donna J. Dreiske Award

Anara Serikbaeva

UIC
James A. McKechnie Memorial Award

Jason Xiao

U of C
Helen and Wesley E. Bass, Jr. AMD Award

Jason Zhang
U of C
Helen and Wesley E. Bass, Jr. AMD Award

Summer 2022 Newsletter from ISPB & PB IL

Prevent Blindness IL and ISPB have declared May 16th through May 22nd as Annual Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Genetic Testing Week to raise awareness about inherited retinal diseases and the importance...

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My Retina Tracker Genetic Testing Program

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New Resources for Reducing Eye Strain from Screens

In response to increased virtual and screen-based activities during the coronavirus pandemic, ISPB and Prevent Blindness Illinois have launched a new awareness campaign,, Take a Screen Time Out. All...