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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Ocular Microbiology Current Research Interests

Research Funding

The laboratory has received unrestricted grants from Allergan, Alcon, Bausch & Lomb and Santen to investigate in vitro efficacy of ocular antimicrobial therapeutics.

Research Interests

  • investigation of the epidemiology and pathology of ocular infectious diseases.
  • emerging antibiotic resistance and treatment outcomes.
  • impact of biofilm on the recovery and treatment of ocular infections.
  • the use of technology for the rapid detection of ocular pathogens in ocular tissues and fluids.
  • collaboration with colleagues and experts in ophthalmology, industry and epidemiology to broaden our knowledge base and improve understanding of the pathogenesis of ocular infectious diseases

Scientific Articles:

Darlene Miller, 2000-2006

  • Fernandez V, Dursun D, Miller D, Alfonso EC.
    Colletotrichum keratitis.
    Am J Ophthalmol. 2002 Sep;134(3):435-8.
    PMID: 12208257 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Alexandrakis G, Palma LA, Miller D, Alfonso EC.
    Capnocytophaga keratitis.
    Ophthalmology. 2000 Aug;107(8):1503-6.
    PMID: 10919898 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]