As part of their training program, residents and fellows are required to work on a research project, mentored by a faculty member, and give a presentation at the annual Resident & Fellow Symposium.  The following is a list of research projects for this year.


Sam Abbassi, M.D.
Functional and Anatomic Outcomes of Subthreshold Micropulse Laser in Eyes with Retinal Edema Using EDI-OCT
Mentor: Glenn Yiu, M.D., Ph.D.

Jolene Rudell, M.D., Ph.D.
Characterization of Neuromuscular Junctions in Patients with Strabismus, a Preliminary Study
Mentor: Nandini Gandhi, M.D.

Rachel Simpson, M.D.
Retrospective Analysis of Patient Surveys of Residents Based on Gender
Mentor: Nandini Gandhi, M.D.

Ilana Traynis, M.D.
Double or Nothing: Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery: The VA Experience
Mentors: Linda Margulies, M.D. and David Chu, M.D.

Sophia Fang, M.D.
Strabismus Surgery for Medicare-Aged Patients: More than a Decade of Insights
Mentors: Mary O'Hara M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. and Nandini Gandhi, M.D.

Jennifer Ling, M.D.
Risk factors leading to endothelial damage in ultra-thin DSAEK graft preparation
Mentor: Jennifer Li, M.D.

Jonathan Martin, M.D.
Choroidal Thickness and Clinical Outcome in Neovascular AMD
Mentor: Glenn Yiu, M.D., Ph.D.

Tyson Olson, M.D.
Resident Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery: The UC Davis Experience
Mentor: Jeff Caspar, M.D.

Saranya Balasubramaniam, M.D.
Ab-interno Circumferential Angle Surgery in Childhood and Juvenile Glaucoma- Initial Results at UC Davis
Mentor: James Brandt, M.D.

Neil Farbman, M.D., J.D.
A New Technique for More Consistent Ultra-Thin DSAEK Preparation
Mentor: Jennifer Li, M.D.

Parisa Emami Naeini, M.D., M.PH.
OCT angiography in retinal disease
Mentor: Susanna Park, M.D., Ph.D.

Sophia Wong, M.D.
Macular Fluid Reduces Repeatability of Choroidal Thickness Measurements on EDI-OCT
Mentor: Glenn Yiu, M.D., Ph.D.

Jeffrey Willis, M.D., Ph.D.
The Functional and Health Systems Burden of Diabetic Retinopathy in the United States
Mentor: Lawrence Morse, M.D., Ph.D.