Pathogen Detection for Ocular Infections

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Ocular infections are challenging to diagnose due the limited available diagnostic tests in ophthalmology and the minute samples can be biopsied given the small anatomy of the eye. We work to optimize deep sequencing approaches to help improve diagnostics for clinicians and patients.

Diseases undergoing research are:

Uveitis (intraocular inflammation)
Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
Corneal ulcers


Nisha Acharya, MD, MS
John Gonzales, MD
Jeremy Keenan, MD, MPH
Tom Lietman, MD
Gerami Seitzman, MD
N. Venkatesh Prajna, MD
Prajna Lalitha, MD, PhD
Sarah Lopez, OD