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The Department of Ophthalmology's research mission is to develop new ways to preserve and improve the vision and ocular health of people in Kansas and throughout the world. Our research program facilitates that mission by coordinating shared departmental resources for clinical, translational and basic research and by fostering an environment that supports faculty, resident and medical student scientific investigation. Current research activities include:

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Current Research

Faculty as Principal Investigator

  • Clinical Ophthalmological Outcomes - Principal Investigator: Radwan Ajlan, MBBch, FRCSC(C)
  • Endoscopy-assisted Pneumatic Dissection of the Anterior Hyaloid Membrane - Principal Investigator: Radwan Ajlan, MBBCh, FRCSC(C); Co-Investigator: Matt Pfannenstiel, BS
  • Head Positioning Duration After Retinal Detachment Repair with Vitrectomy and Gas  - Principal Investigator: Radwan Ajlan, MBBch, FRCSC(C); Co-Investigator: Mary Champion, MD
  • IVCM In vivo confocal microscopy prospective evaluation of morphologic features of uveitis and keratitis - Principal Investigator: John Sutphin, MD 
  • MIGS Procedures: Kahook dual blade vs iStent  - Principal Investigator: Neeti Alapati, MD 
  • Ocular Findings in COVID 19 Positive Patients - Principal Investigator: Radwan Ajlan, MBBCh, FRCSC(C)
  • Oculoplastic Intervention for Endophthalmitis  - Principal Investigator: Jason Sokol,MD 
  • A Phase 3 Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Masked, Multicenter, Safety and Efficacy Study of Brimonidine Tartrate Nanoemulsion Eye Drops in Patients with Ocular Graft-vs-Host Disease (GVHD) Drop - Principal Investigator: Anjulie Quick, MD; Co-Investigator: Anne B. Wishna, MD
  • Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy  in progress  Principal Investigator: Radwan Ajlan, MBBch, FRCSC(C); Co-Investigator: Mary Champion, MD
  • Retina Dystrophies Database - Principal Investigator: Radwan Ajlan, MBBCh FRCSC(C); Co-Investiator: Mary Champion, MD
  • Retina Surgery Outcome Prognostic Factors - Principal Investigator: Radwan Ajlan, MBBch, FRCSC(C); Co-Investigator: Mary Champion, MD
  • LUMINA Study: A Phase III, Multicenter, sham-controlled, randomized, double-masked study assessing the efficacy and safety of intravitreal injections of 440 microgram DE-109 for the treatment of the posterior segment of the eye - Principal Investigator: Radwan Ajlan, MBBch, FRCSC(C); Co-Investigator: Mary Champion, MD
  • Space Occupying Lesions of the Orbit: Chart Review - Principal Investigator: Jason Sokol, MD 
  • Use of Locking Forceps in Posterior Ptosis Surgery - Principal Investigator: Jason Sokol, MD
  • Visual Ability in Major League Baseball  - Principal Investigator: Anne B. Wishna, MD
  • Zoster Eye Disease Study (ZEDS): Principal Investigator: John Sutphin, MD; Co-Investigator: Kenneth Goins, MD.  View more information about this National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health-supported study.

Our faculty members also have numerous active research collaborations with several departments at KU.  For more information on research projects and opportunities, please contact us at 913-588-0105.

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Prairie Village, KS 66208
Phone: 913-588-6600
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