Subspecialty Research

In collaboration with fellow clinician scientists, residents, medical and graduate students, the faculty within the Department of Ophthalmology are actively involved in extramurally-funded applied clinical translational research programs designed to advance our knowledge of a variety of vision disorders. Visitors are encouraged to peruse the various ongoing visual science and subspecialty research topics within the department as noted below.

‌Laboratory Based / Visual Science

  • Neuroprotection of granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor on experimental ischemic retinal Injury
  • Proteomics of keratoconus
  • Geranylgeranylation limits Rho G-Protein expression in human trabecular meshwork cells
  • The nano-based synthetic mammalian lens
  • Photosensitive retinal ganglion cells in Parkinson’s disease
  • Nerve growth factor for the treatment of diabetic complications in a murine model of Type 1 diabetes mellitus. PI: Bruce Gaynes, OD Pharm D
  • Ex-vivo Melanin binding potential of tamsulosin HCL.
  • Development and clinical assessment of a novel therapeutic ocular drop dispenser.

‌Cornea / External Disease

  • DSAEK Outcomes post PKP
  • Steven’s Johnson/TENS: Loyola Experience/SJS Registry
  • Keratoconus and Sleep Apnea Syndrome
  • Anesthetic properties of a novel reptile peptide in rabbit cornea
  • Prokera and Ocular Surface Inflammation


  • Association of Diabetes Mellitus and POAG
  • Association of Glaucoma and Statins
  • Contralateral IOP following trabeculectomy
  • Glaucoma and CPAP


  • Effect of Timoptic on Vascular Anomalies of the Skin


  • APORT: Attitudes toward resident training
  • Quality of life in adult strabismus patient

Refractive / Cataract Surgery

  • The role of manual and IOL Master keratometry in the predictability of IOL measurement
  • New Cataract assessment tools for resident training
  • Blended vision after cataract surgery
  • Induction and outcomes of DEEK and cataract surgery


  • Endophthalmitis