Research Projects

1995/1996

Dannak L. Murphy     $10,000
Blind Babies Foundation
Pediatric Visual Diagnosis Fact Sheet

Mark Borchert, M.D.     $ 9,654
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Prenatal & Clinical Risk Factors of Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

1996/1997

Irene Ludwig, M.D.     $12,000
Louisiana State University Medical Center
Long Term Results of Accommodative Esotropia Treatment

Robert Reinecke, M.D.     $ 4,000
Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Nystagus & Head Movements in Children with ONH

1997/1998

Gerhard W. Cibis, M.D.     $10,000
Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Neural Network Analysis of Video Vision Development Assessment

1998/1999

Eric A. Pierce, M.D., Ph.D.     $10,000
Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in ROP

Steven Brooks, M.D.     $11,600
Medical College of Georgia Research Institute
Role of Nitric Oxide & Oxidative Stress in ROP

1999/2000

Anne B. Fulton, M.D.     $12,500
Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Visual Acuity in Children with CVI

2000/2001

No proposals received, no project sponsored

2001/2002

Terri L. Young, M.D.     $10,000
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Screening of Norrie Disease Gene Mutations in ROP

Elias Traboulsi, M.D.     $10,000
Daniel Chung

Cole Eye Institute, The Cleveland Clinic
Identification of a New Gene for Autosomal Dominant Congenital Posterior Polar Cataracts on Chromosome 10Q

2002/2003

Mohamed A.W. Hussein, M.D.     $12,500
David K. Coats, M.D.

Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital,
Texas Medical Center Location, Clinical Care Center

Exploring the Causes of High Myopia Following Peripheral Retinal Ablation for ROP

2003/2004

Deborah Vanderveen, M.D.     $12,500
Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Retinal Vasculature in Retinopathy of Prematurity:
A Study of the Tortuosity Index in Pre-term Infants

2004/2005

Teresa C. Chen, M.D.     $12,500
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Department of Ophthalmology

Risk Factors for Aphakic Glaucoma After Congenital Cataract Surgery

2005/2006

Maya Eibschitz, M.D.     $12,500
W. K. Kellogg Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology
University of Michigan Medical School

Improving Trabeculectomy Outcome in Children Using Human Amniotic Membrane

2006/2007

Dr. Noa Ela-Dalmon     $15,000
Jules Stein Eye Institute
Optic Nerve Blood Flow and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in Patients with Unilateral Amblyopia

2007/2008

Professor Amy Needham     $15,000
Duke University, Office of Research Support
Engaging Blind Infants in Objects

2008/2009

Thomas C. Lee, M.D.     $20,000
Improving Retinal Stem Cell Proliferation

Dr. Eibschitz      $6,250
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University
ROP Pre-Pathology Diagnosis and Intervention

2009/2010

Dr. Brian T. Brooks     $16,850
National Eye Institute
A Trial of Nitisinone (NTBC) As A Treatment for Oculocutaneous Albinism, Type 1

2010/2011

Ms. Tritia Woo, M.A., Doctorate Student     $8,000
USC
Visions: Visual Instructional Strategies in Occupational Therapy for Young Children

2011/2012

Jing Chen, Ph.D.      $20,000
Children’s Hospital Boston
Micro RNA Control of Retinal Vascular & Neuronal Degeneration in ROP

2012/2013

None approved

2013/2014

Fatema Ghasia, M.D.     $20,000*
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of
Case Western Reserve University

Fixational Eye Movements (microsaccades) in Amblyopia
* Funds donated by Lisa Hansen, Norris Foundation

2014/2015

Carolyn Drews-Botsch, Ph.D., MPH     $20,000
Emory University
Pilot Study of Reading Speed and Comprehension in Children Treated for Unilateral Congenital Cataracts

2015/2016

R.V. Paul Chan, M.D.     $24,600
Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine
Characterization of Ocular Malformations in Infants with Possible Exposure to Zika Virus