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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Luis E. Vazquez, M.D., Ph.D.

General Information

Research Subject

Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry

Vision Science Focus

Pathophysiology of Glaucoma

Roles

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Education

Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

M.D.
Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Residency
Doheny Eye Institute

Los Angeles, CA

Glaucoma Fellowship
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Miami, FL

Summary

Our lab focuses on understanding the early cellular and molecular events underlying glaucoma. At a basic science level, we are studying retinal ganglion cells (RGC) synapse loss in early disease. At a clinical level, we focus on novel applications of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to improve detection and track progression of glaucoma. For more information, please visit Vazquez lab homepage.

Current Research

Clinical Research

  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the optic nerve head and macula for detection and progression analysis of glaucoma
  • Role of the vitreoretinal interface in glaucomatous damage
  • Glaucomatous changes in advanced Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Basic Science Research

  • Development of the optic nerve head
  • Neuroprotection of retinal ganglion cells
  • Role of the immune complement cascade in early glaucomatous damage
  • Regulation of intraocular pressure