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James V. Aquavella, MD

  • M.D. 1957 Italy - Fac Med U Naples
  • Professor: Catherine E. Aquavella Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology (SMD)
  • Board Certified Specialties: Ophthalmology; American Board of Ophthalmology
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Research Overview

Dr. James Aquavella has organized a group of basic scientists including Geunyoung Yoon, Krystel Huxlin, and Jim Zavislan to evaluate human tear film dynamics and its relationship to clinical dry eye syndrome. Utilizing three new technologies developed at the Flaum Eye Institute, including wave front analysis, OCT, and ellipsometry, the team is measuring variations in tear film thickness and composition related to the normal blink reflex during altered environmental conditions. This multidisciplinary approach -- which may lead to a better diagnosis and treatment of clinical dry eye -- is a collaborative effort between the Eye Institute and the departments of immunology, oral biology, optics, and dermatology.

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