UofL resident physician to deliver research at national ophthalmology conference

UofL resident physician to deliver research at national ophthalmology conference

UofL resident physician to deliver research at national ophthalmology conference

Joshua C. Gross, M.D.

Joshua C. Gross, M.D., a first-year resident in training with the UofL Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, will present his research at the annual meeting of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) on Jan. 26 in Austin, Tex. At the RPB/AUPO Resident and Fellow Research Forum. Gross has conducted research into the association between blood flow in the retina and the progression of open-angle glaucoma and diabetes mellitus.

Working with colleagues at Indiana University School of Medicine and in Italy, Gross found that patients who had reduced retinal blood flow and optic nerve damage consistent with glaucoma who also had diabetes experienced faster visual deterioration than patients with similar characteristics but who did not have diabetes.

Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of glaucoma, accounts for at least 90 percent of all glaucoma cases, affecting about 3 million Americans. It is caused by the slow clogging of the drainage canals, resulting in increased eye pressure. 



January 25, 2018