Faculty Research

The overall research focus of the Department of Ophthalmology continues to expand with new and exciting discoveries currently under investigation. This important work would not be possible without the support of partner organizations, including Glick Family Foundation, the Central Indiana Community Foundation and Research to Prevent Blindness.

Basic and Translational Science Research

Ashay Bhatwadekar, PhD

Ashay Bhatwadekar, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Circadian rhythms, Müller cell dysfunction, biomarker discovery for diabetic retinopathy and pharmacy outcome research
Timothy Corson, PhD

Timothy Corson, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Angiogenesis, age-related macular degeneration, genetics and retinoblastoma
Amir Hajrasouliha, MD

Amir Hajrasouliha, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Angiogenesis, Age-related macular degeneration, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vascular occlusion
Weiming Mao, PhD

Weiming Mao, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Molecular pathology of the trabecular meshwork
Padmanabhan Pattabiraman, PhD

Padmanabhan Pattabiraman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Extracellular matrix homeostasis in aqueous humor outflow drainage pathway and Molecular basis of ocular hypertension

Clinical Research

Louis Cantor, MD

Louis Cantor, MD

Jay C. & Lucile L. Kahn Professor Emeritus of Glaucoma Research and Education
Glaucoma medical and surgical clinical trials
Jennifer Eikenberry, MD

Jennifer Eikenberry, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Ocular side effects of medications used in metastatic melanoma treatment
Amir Hajrasouliha, MD

Amir Hajrasouliha, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Age-related macular degeneration, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, vascular occlusions, pediatric retina and development of novel surgical and retinal diagnostic tools
Denis Jusufbegovic, MD

Denis Jusufbegovic, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Proliferative diabetic retinopathy, Age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma progression
John Lind, MD

John Lind, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Glaucoma Medication and Surgical Outcomes, Clinical Trials, Surgical Device, Education
Shaohui Liu, MD, PhD

Shaohui Liu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Corneal and ocular surface diseases, the underlying mechanisms and new treatment modalities
David Plager, MD

David Plager, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Cataracts and intra ocular lens use in children Glaucoma in children
David Wallace, MD

David Wallace, MD

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Retinopathy of prematurity, amblyopia, clinical trials design and analysis
Chi Yung, MD

Chi Yung, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Moxifloxacin delivery in cataract surgery and a study of the correlation between visiting students and residency match