Medical Student Research Fellowship for Summer 2006
Mentor: Karanjit S. Kooner,M.D.
Room number: E5-406
Mail Code: 9057
Phone number: (214) 648-4733
Project title: Influence of Race in Glaucoma Therapy
Human subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable): IRB-8843
Animal subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
Project Type (patient-based research, animal-based research, or basic research; this characterization is only to permit a general classification for grouping similar types of projects)
Brief Description of Project:
Glaucoma is a second most common cause of blindness worldwide. Certain manifestations of the disease appears to be influenced by race. For example, black race develops the disease early and with enhanced severity. We wish to determine if race has any role also in the effects of medical therapy in glaucoma.
Previous Research Activities or Publications with Medical Students:
1. Goldman Applanation tonometer versus pneumotonometer in Primary open angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension and normal subject. Key Vaguera MS
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