Research

Ophthalmic research is the heart and hope for new approaches to treatment of eye diseases. The University ophthalmology faculty is engaged in clinically relevant and active bench research projects independent as well as in collaboration with scientists from various other departments in the Medical School. Residents are required to perform at least one research project in conjunction with one of the medical school faculty, and to present the state of their work at the annual Richard D. Richards research symposium day. Residents are encouraged to work with Departmental faculty, but can choose a project within any relevant field and University or outside researcher with permission. In addition residents regularly present at local and national meetings including: The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting (NANOS), American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), Atlantic Coast Retina Club, Annual Meeting of the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons during the most recent academic year.

Recent Projects

Lee Katzman, MD
The Effect of Panretinal Photocoagulation on the Diabetic
Peripapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer as Measured by SD-OCT


Cindy Mi, MD
Long-Term Follow Up of Intraocular Pressure After Vitrectomy       

Angelique Pillar, MD
Choroidal Thickness Before and After Trabeculectomy Surgery as Measured by SD-OCT

Ethan Tittler, MD
Development of Nuclear Sclerosis Following Diabetic Vitrectomy Versus Vitrectomy for Epiretinal Membrane or Macular Hole
 
Tanya Albukh, MD
The Relationship Between Increased Episcleral Venous Pressure and Choroidal Thickness - A Case Series

Nora Khatib, MD
Comparison of Intravitreal Ranibizumab or Bevacizumab Followed by Intravitreal Aflibercept, Bevacizumab or Ranibizumab in Treating Neovascular AMD

Marc Malouf, MD
Prevalence of Ocular Disease Among Severely Mentally Ill Veterans

Nirali Bhatt, MD
Complications of Standard and Small Gauge Vitrectomy
 
Anuj Chawla, MD
Long Term Results of Photodynamic Therapy for Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Age Related Macular Degeneration
 
Roni Levin, MD
The Effect of Gonioscopy on Intraocular Pressure Measurement
 
Eli Moses, MD
Complications of Sulcus-Placed Single-Piece Acrylic IOLs: Case Series


Perks

  • Basic Clinical and Science Curriculum (BCSC) Books provided
  • Wills Eye Manual provided
  • Lens (20D or 90D) provided
  • Ample lenses and equipment available at all practice sites 
  • Wills Eye Course as 2nd year
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting as 3rd year
  • 15 days paid vacation
  • Scientific meetings (ARVO, NANOS, etc) with travel reimbursement

Public Service

  • Sight Savers - Currently run by glaucoma attending Dr.  Lily Im, MD
  • The Student Sight Savers Project is a nationally recognized glaucoma screening program originally founded at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. 



This page was last updated: October 28, 2013

         
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