Therapeutic Corneoscleral Cross-linking we are developing a novel treatment for diseases involving corneoscleral destabilization such as keratoconus, post-LASIK keratectasias, and progressive myopia.
Bruch’s membrane damage in the pathogenesis of Age-related Macular Degeneration we are examining the role of nitrite (from diet, smoking, and inflammation) induced cumulative damage to Bruch’s membrane in the development of inflammation, Drusen formation, and alterations in transmembrane exchange.
Epidemiologic associations between dietary nitrite and age-related chronic non-cancer diseases we are collaborating with epidemiologists to study the role of dietary nitrite (i.e. cured meats, etc.) in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and vascular stiffening.