Luis E. Vazquez, M.D., Ph.D.
Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry
Pathophysiology of Glaucoma
California Institute of Technology
Doheny Eye Institute
Los Angeles, CA
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
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.
- 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