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2021 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our latest group of researchers!


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

Northwestern
Ophthalmologic Analysis of COVID-19 Long-Haulers using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

Loyola University/Hines VA CARES
Influence of vitreous detachment on the outcome of intravitreal injection for retinal disease

UIC
3D visualization of the human iris: a key to understanding disease pathogenesis

Northwestern
Imaging of retinal vasculature among patients being assessed for carotid occlusive disease

Loyola University
Orbital Compliance in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Loyola University
Assessing the ocular surface microbiome in rosacea

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

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

UIC
Comparison of detecting power and artifacts between different OCTA scan sizes in AMD and DR

Loyola University
A Comprehensive Wet Lab Curriculum to Improve Resident Training in Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries and Advanced Cataract Techniques

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

UIC – Dreiske Award
Multi-wavelength dark adapted perimetry in patients with rod and cone-pathway dysfunction

U of C
Laser Prophylaxis in Stickler Syndrome

Northwestern
Pericyte drop out in retina

U of C
OCTA Comparison of Retinal Microvasculature in Black and White Subjects with and without Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Retinopathy

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

U of C
Salvaging Conventional Outflow Pathway In Neovascular Glaucoma (SCOPING)

Loyola University
Ophthalmology residents' attitudes toward stress and wellness when fulfilling on-call responsibilities.

Stroger
Corneal Hysteresis Changes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

UIC – McKechnie Award
Hyperglycemia induced mitochondria adaptation

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

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

Loyola University
Efficacy of antioxidants in particulate matter-induced dry eye disease

U of C – AMD Award
Effect of High-Fat Diet on the Retinal Transcriptome Independent of the Gut Microbiome

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…

U of C – AMD Award
Delineating the Role of the Microbiome-RPE/Choroid Axis in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Award Winners

UIC – Dreiske Award
UIC – McKechnie Award
U of C – AMD Award
U of C – AMD Award

Summer 2021 Newsletter from ISPB & Prevent Blindness IL

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month Many children are headed back to school in the next few weeks. One of the best ways to help students succeed...

My Retina Tracker Genetic Testing Program

Do you have a clinical diagnosis of inherited retinal degeneration (IRD) and live in the United States and/or the US territories? The Foundation Fighting Blindness, in partnership with Blueprint...

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...

ISPB and Prevent Blindness Illinois Declare October as Contact Lens Safety Month, Advises Public on Important Precautions to Keep Eyes Healthy

Contact lenses can be safe and effective in helping people see more clearly. However, when used improperly, they can cause serious eye and vision problems, including corneal ulcers and...

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

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

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

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 disease model

Jason Zhang

U of C – AMD Award

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

Robert Hyde, MD

UIC – Dreiske Award

Multi-wavelength dark adapted perimetry in patients with rod and cone-pathway dysfunction

Anara Serikbaeva

UIC – McKechnie Award

Hyperglycemia induced mitochondria adaptation

Jason Xiao

U of C – AMD Award

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

Jason Zhang

U of C – AMD Award

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