Glaucoma Researchers

  • Downs, J. Crawford, PhD

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    Professor of Ophthalmology

    Areas of Interest
    ocular biomechanics, glaucoma

  • Dreer, Laura, PhD

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    Director, Psychological & Neuropsychology Clinical Research Services; Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    adjustment to chronic health conditions; development of health promotion interventions for patients and family caregivers

  • Fazio, Massimo Antonio, PhD

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    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    investigating intraocular pressure (IOP) and structural changes in the eye in relationship to age, race, and ocular diseases like glaucoma

  • Girkin, Christopher A., MD, MSPH, FACS

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    EyeSight Foundation of Alabama Chair, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital

    Areas of Interest
    pediatric and adult glaucoma, complex cataracts

  • Grytz, Rafael, PhD

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    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    growth and remodeling mechanisms in myopia, keratoconus, and glaucoma

  • McGwin, Gerald, MS, PhD

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    Professor; Associate Director, Clinical Research Unit

    Areas of Interest
    epidemiology

  • Owsley, Cynthia, PhD, MSPH

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    Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology; Director, Clinical Research Unit; Professor

    Areas of Interest
    aging-related vision impairment and eye disease; vision and driving; improving eye care access and quality for underserved populations

  • Racette, Lyne, PhD

    racette web1Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    early detection of glaucoma progression, structure-function relationship and racial differences in glaucoma, adherence to glaucoma treatment



  • Samuels, Brian C., MD, PhD

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    Interim Chair and Associate Professor; Dennis Endowed Professor in Glaucoma Research

    Areas of Interest
    medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma including laser therapy; comprehensive ophthalmology including cataract surgery; research and development of glaucoma devices; role of the central nervous system in the development and progression of glaucoma