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Each year, residents present their research work at the annual Richard D. Richards research symposium day.

Working in conjunction with Departmental faculty as research mentors, residents are engaged in clinically relevant and active bench research projects independent as well as in collaboration with scientists from various departments in the School of Medicine.

Current Projects

Social Media Evaluation of Seasonal and Geographic Trends of Corneal Ulcers in the United States
Resident: Erin Ong, MD
Faculty Mentor: Wuqaas M. Munir, MD

Corneal changes following belantamab mafodotin in multiple myeloma patients
Resident: Xeumin Zhang, MD
Faculty Mentor: Angelique Pillar, MD

Detection of Keratoconus using Anterior Segment OCT
Resident: Isa Mohammed, MD
Faculty Mentor: Wuqaas M. Munir, MD

Ocular Toxicity and Management of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy
Resident: Aisha Mumtaz, MD
Faculty Mentor: Albert Li, MD

Assessment of Ophthalmology Resident Competency Regarding Phacodynamics and the Incorporation of Evolving Surgical Technology in Cataract Surgery
Resident: Joshua Brozek, MD
Faculty Mentor: Ramya Swamy, MD

Characteristics of Glaucoma Patients Attending Low Vision Services
Resident: Raneem Rajjoub, MD
Faculty Mentor: Mona A. Kaleem, MD/Janet S. Sunness, MD

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Veteran Patients
Resident: Deidre St. Peter, MD
Faculty Mentor: Ramya Swamy, MD

Safety and Efficacy of the OMNI Surgical System
Resident: Sachin Kalarn, MD
Faculty Mentor: Ramya Swamy, MD