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2020 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our latest group of researchers!


U of C
Systemic hypertension after intravitreal bevacizumab therapy for type I ROP : is there evidence for concern?

UIC
Anti-VEGF therapy in Proliferative diabetic retinopathy: The role of anti-VEGF effector Follistatin in regulating vascular barrier homeostasis

U of C
Evaluating endophthalmitis after pediatric cataract surgery using an insurance claims database

Northwestern
Understanding the link between retinal and cerebral vascular malformations

UIC
Autoantibodies in Glaucoma Pathophysiology

Loyola
Aspirin-Triggered Lipoxin A4 Attenuation of TM Cell Profibrotic Responses

Loyola
Targeting the thioredoxin system in AMD

Northwestern/Lurie
3D printing and Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology to create custom prosthetic iris

Northwestern
The Impact of COVID-19 on Ophthalmologic Outcomes at a Tertiary Academic Center

Loyola
Lipid layer thickness (LLT) and incomplete blink rate (IBR) in patients with eyelid laxity

Loyola
The neuroprotective effect of propranolol against retinal degeneration in a mouse model of light injury.

ICO
Comparison of Virtual Field device to Humphrey Visual Field SITA-Fast in Patients with and without Glaucoma

Northwestern
Exploring the relationship between complex multi-layered choroidal neovascular membranes and choriocapillaris nonperfusion in age-related macular degeneration

Northwestern
Longitudinal Analysis of Microvascular Abnormalities in Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

UIC
Engineered Exosomes in Rodent Diabetic Retinopathy

UIC
Understanding the HSV-1 corneal infection, latency and reactivation through metabolomics

Northwestern
Anterior-segment OCT (AS-OCT) and intraoperative OCT (iOCT) for trans-conjunctival needle revision (TCNR) of trabeculectomy bleb

Loyola
Probiotic bacteria metabolite inhibits pro-inflammatory cytokine in a hyperosmolar dry eye model

Rush
Long term visual and neurodevelopmental outcomes in ROP patients treated with laser photocoagulation versus intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy

UIC
Pathogenesis of Retroprosthetic membranes

Loyola
Efficacy of an educational video about strabismus surgery in reducing perioperative anxiety

Loyola
Comparing the Impact of Ocular and Nonocular Sarcoidosis on Patient Quality of Life

Northwestern
Dark adaptation on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in diabetic patients with glycemic variability

UIC
Detection of SARS-CoV-2 on Ophthalmology Equipment

Northwestern
Correlating inner retinal hypoperfusion with declining cognitive performance in amnestic mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s Disease using optical coherence tomography angiography

Award Winners

UIC - James A. McKechnie Award
Loyola - Donna J. Dreiske Award
Loyola - Helen and Wesley E. Bass, Jr. Award

Prevent Blindness Releases Snapshot of Children’s Vision Issues

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Illinois Vision Screening and Exam Mandates for Children

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How to Prevent Sports Eye Injuries

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Ema Avdagic, MD

U of C

Systemic hypertension after intravitreal bevacizumab therapy for type I ROP : is there evidence for concern?

Basma Baccouche

UIC

Anti-VEGF therapy in Proliferative diabetic retinopathy: The role of anti-VEGF effector Follistatin in regulating vascular barrier homeostasis

Lindsay Chun, MD

U of C

Evaluating endophthalmitis after pediatric cataract surgery using an insurance claims database

Melanie Daulton, MD

Northwestern

Understanding the link between retinal and cerebral vascular malformations

Nikhil Dhall

UIC

Autoantibodies in Glaucoma Pathophysiology

Volodymyr Didorchuk

Loyola

Aspirin-Triggered Lipoxin A4 Attenuation of TM Cell Profibrotic Responses

Anita Ghosh

Loyola

Targeting the thioredoxin system in AMD

Nathaniel Henning

Northwestern/Lurie

3D printing and Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology to create custom prosthetic iris

Timothy Janetos, MD

Northwestern

The Impact of COVID-19 on Ophthalmologic Outcomes at a Tertiary Academic Center

Sheena Khanna, MD

Loyola

Lipid layer thickness (LLT) and incomplete blink rate (IBR) in patients with eyelid laxity

Clayton Kirk, MD

Loyola

The neuroprotective effect of propranolol against retinal degeneration in a mouse model of light injury.

Mallory McLaughlin, OD

ICO

Comparison of Virtual Field device to Humphrey Visual Field SITA-Fast in Patients with and without Glaucoma

Peter Nesper

Northwestern

Exploring the relationship between complex multi-layered choroidal neovascular membranes and choriocapillaris nonperfusion in age-related macular degeneration

Janice Ong

Northwestern

Longitudinal Analysis of Microvascular Abnormalities in Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

Raj Patel

UIC

Engineered Exosomes in Rodent Diabetic Retinopathy

Chandrashekhar Patil

UIC

Understanding the HSV-1 corneal infection, latency and reactivation through metabolomics

Alisa Prager, MD

Northwestern

Anterior-segment OCT (AS-OCT) and intraoperative OCT (iOCT) for trans-conjunctival needle revision (TCNR) of trabeculectomy bleb

James Qiao

Loyola

Probiotic bacteria metabolite inhibits pro-inflammatory cytokine in a hyperosmolar dry eye model

E. Annie Shepherd, MD

Rush

Long term visual and neurodevelopmental outcomes in ROP patients treated with laser photocoagulation versus intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy

Ghasem Yazdanpanah

UIC

Pathogenesis of Retroprosthetic membranes

Erica Smith, MD

Loyola

Efficacy of an educational video about strabismus surgery in reducing perioperative anxiety

Mark Solinski

Loyola

Comparing the Impact of Ocular and Nonocular Sarcoidosis on Patient Quality of Life

Jessica Song

Northwestern

Dark adaptation on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in diabetic patients with glycemic variability

Catherine Wang

UIC

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 on Ophthalmology Equipment

Jacob Wang

Northwestern

Correlating inner retinal hypoperfusion with declining cognitive performance in amnestic mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s Disease using optical coherence tomography angiography

Basma Baccouche

UIC - James A. McKechnie Award

Volodymyr Didorchuk

Loyola - Donna J. Dreiske Award

Anita Ghosh

Loyola - Helen and Wesley E. Bass, Jr. Award