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2022 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our latest group of researchers!

Tala Al-Khaled, MD
Default Image Team

UIC
Resident

“Uveitis App as a Patient Education and Self-Care Tool” – A Uveitis Smartphone Application

Viviana Barquet, MD

Cook County Health and Hospital
Resident

 

 

Corneal Hysteresis, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, and Body Mass Index
Ilina Bhattacharya
Default Image Team
MD
UIC
PhD Student
Understanding role of OPTN in HSV-1 associated ocular etiologies
Prithvi Bomdica, MD
Default Image Team
Rush University
Resident
Secondary Intraocular Lens Preferences Among Anterior Segment and Vitreoretinal Surgeons
Kyle Chan
Northwestern/Lurie
Med Student
Diagnostic Yield and Reclassification Rate of Genetic Variants in Pediatric Patients with Ocular and Oculocutaneous Albinism
Oscar Chen, MD
Rush University
Resident
The effect of seasonal climate variations on cataract surgery outcomes
Wyatt Corbin
Loyola University
Med Student
The Effect of Diabetes on Fully Dilated Pupil Size After Cataract Surgery
Jacob Fondriest, MD

Rush University
Resident

Glaucoma Triplets Case Study

Roya Garakani, MD
Headshot Roya Garakani

Cook County Health and Hospital
Resident

Patient experiences and outcomes during diode laser cyclophotocoagulation with various anesthesia modalities

Leah Greenfield
Rush University
Med Student
A Retrospective Comparative Study on the Reduction of IOP and/or Reduction in Necessary Topical Medication in Patients With Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Who Underwent Cataract Surgery v. Cataract Surgery with Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
Philip Cody He
U of C
MD/Phd Grad Student
Interplay Between Diet and Microbiome in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Briggs Hoyt, MD
Headshot Hoyt Briggs
Loyola University
Resident
Corneal Hysteresis and Progressive Retinal Ganglion Cell Layer Loss in Glaucoma
Bonnie Huang
Northwestern
Med Student – Dreiske Awardee
Studying Blood Vessel Changes in Diabetic Retinopathy using Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmology
Sana Iqbal
Loyola University
Grad Student – McKechnie Awardee
Laser Prophylaxis in Stickler Syndrome
Jacob Kanter, MD
Default Image Team
U of C
Adjunctive goniotomy to safely enhance early IOP lowering in Baerveldt 350 implants: a randomized controlled trial
Gabriel Kaufmann
U of C
Computerized Texture Analysis of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Choriocapillaris in Normal Eyes of Young and Healthy Subjects
Nikhila
Khandwala, MD
Default Image Team

UIC

Analysis of Clinical and Genotypic Presentation of Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome at LV Prasad Eye Institute

Drew Landrowski

Loyola University

Mechanisms of Lactobacillus metabolites reducing pro-inflammatory cytokine in human corneal epithelial cells

Yanliang Li, MD, PhD

UIC
Fellow

Investigate the endogenous system that protects the retinal vasculature from DM-driven damage

Wendy Luo

U of C
Med Student

Understanding the microbiome regulation of RPE/choroid axis in choroidal neovascularization

Clayton Lyons

Northwestern
Med Student

Examining the correlation between OCT-A findings and risk for heart failure

Abishek
Manjunathan, MD

Northwestern
Resident

Efficacy of Intravitreal Faricimab in Participants who are Refractory to anti-VEGF Therapy for Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration

Samuel
Minaker, MD
Default Image Team

Rush University
Fellow

Surgical Outcomes of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment in Patients 30 Years of Age or Younger at Three Months, One Year and Five Years Follow Up

Tochukwu
Ndukwe, MD

UIC
Resident

Understanding and Improving the Healthcare Experience for Spanish Speaking Patients with Limited English Proficiency in Ophthalmology

Elisabeth
Sledz, MD

Loyola University
Resident

Timeline of Ocular Signs Portending Surgical Intervention in Patients with Thermal Burns

Jacob
Sterling, PhD

Northwestern
Fellow – Bass Awardee

Macrophages in Treatment Resistant Age Related Macular Degeneration

Michael Sun

UIC
MD/PhD Grad Student

Investigation of an Electromagnetic Device for Blink Reanimation in Facial Nerve Palsy

Van Ann Tran, MD
UIC
Assistant Professor

The use indocyanine green in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery
Karolina
Truszkowska
Hines VA
Med Student

Resolution-Based Therapies Using Lipid Autocoids
Arshia Wadhwa, MD

Cook County Health and Hospital
Resident

Corneal hysteresis findings in varying degrees of refractive error

Jessie Wang, MD
Headshot Jessie Wang

U of C
Resident

Full-Thickness Macular Hole Closure with Topical Medical Treatment

David Wu

UIC
Med Student

Profiling the loading and release efficacy of dexamethasone loaded drug encapsulated carbon (DECON)

John Zahour, MD

Loyola University
Resident

Impact of Keratoprosthesis Surgery on the Ocular Surface Microbiome

George Zhang, MD
Default Image Team

Cook County Health and Hospital
Resident

Artificial Intelligence Eyenuk System in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

AWARD WINNERS

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