Current Faculty Research

Manuj Kapur, MD

Dr. Manuj Kapur
Cornea and External Diseases/Uveitis

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Research Interests

  1. Comparison of visual and cosmetic outcomes and recurrence in patients getting pterygium surgery with conjunctival autograft versus amniotic membrane graft
  2. Rate of pterygium recurrence comparing different adhesion methods, specifically suture versus fibrin glue
  3. Visual outcomes and long-term prognosis in patients with Deep lamellar corneal transplants vs Full thickness corneal transplants

Clinical / Surgical Interests

  1. Refractive cataract surgery with monofocals, toric lenses, limbal relaxing incisions, and multifocal lenses
  2. Corneal surgery with ocular surface reconstruction, pkp, dsaeks, and dalk
  3. Keratorefractive surgery with lasik and prk
  4. Management of uveitis patients

Praveena Gupta, OD, PhD

Dr. Praveena Gupta
Optometrist, licensed optometric glaucoma specialist

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Research Interests

  1. Studying the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and therapeutic interventions.
  2. Investigating tissue engineering and cell based replacement therapy for retinal tissue regeneration in animal models.
  3. Non-invasive in vivo imaging of ocular tissues in transgenic mouse models.










Research: Vision-saving Breakthroughs

UTMB Health Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is striving for the discovery of new, innovative approaches to diagnose and treat eye diseases. With a research lab, clinical trials center and two eye centers, it offers the perfect research environment to translate new discoveries to improved patient care.