Research Grant Award
The ASCRS Foundation has awarded more than $750,000 in research grants to fund studies and new treatment options.We are committed to fostering innovation in all areas of eye disease and treatment. We believe our Research Grant program is a fitting way to carry-on the spirit of the young, enterprising ophthalmologists who founded ASCRS.
Applicants must be current residents, fellows, or in their first three years of practice.
The Research Grant application period will open Fall of 2018.
Keri Allen, MD -"Safety and Efficacy of Cataract Surgery in Urban and Rural Ethiopia"
Igor Bussel MD, MS, MHA -"Bent Ab-Interno Needle Goniectomy (BANG) Clinical Trial: A Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery Option For the Developing World"
Kara Cavuoto, MD - "Impact of Infectious Bacterial Keratitis on the Ocular Surface Microbiome"
Joshua Ehrlich, MD - "The Impact of Social Isolation on Receipt of Cataract Surgery in Older Adults"
Natasha Nayak Kolomeyer, MD - "Refractive and Visual Outcomes of Minimally Invasive and Traditional Filtering Glaucoma Surgeries"
Melina Morkin, MD - "Neuropathic Corneal Pain: Review of Patient Characteristics, Diagnostics, and Management"
Lara Newman, MD - "Polymerase Chain Reaction for Rapid Detection of Fungal Contaminants in Corneal Donor Tissue: A Proof of Concept and Feasibility Study"
Vito Romano, MD - "Cornea Dome Lens"
Bryan Roth, MD - "Effect of Scleral Contact Lens on Dry Eye and Associated Biomarkers"
Soshian Sarrafpour, MD - "Randomized Clinical Trial Assessing the Effects of Blue-light Filtering Glasses on Ocular Performance, Cornea/Macular Health, and The Sleep-Wake Cycle"
Pejman Bakhtiary, MD - "Medically Reversible Limbal Stem Cell Dysfunction: Clinical Characteristics and Efficacy of Medical Treatment"
Jihad Isteitiya, MD - "Randomized Clinical Trial of CXL for Corneal Ulcers"
Lauren Jeang, MD - "Collagen Cross-Linking with Riboflavin in Collagen XII and XIV Deficient Mice"
Kyle Kovacs, MD - "Choroidal Vascular Findings on Wide-Field Indocyanine Green Angiography Associated with Ocular and Systemic Disease"
Michael Lin, MD - "Quality Outcomes Review of Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery"
Katy Liu, MD, PhD - "A Model of the Distal Outflow Tract in Living Mice"
Jack Parker, MD - "Manual vs. Femtosecond Preparation of Bowman Layers Grafts"
Gavin Roddy, MD - "Stanniocalcin-1 for Intraocular Pressure Reduction"
Leejee Suh, MD - "Corneal Ectasia in the Pediatric Allergy Population"
Aaron Wang, MD - "The Design and Validation of a New DMEK Device to Optimize Outcomes"