Wills Eye Innovation Grants

Established in 2011, Wills Eye Innovation Grants support the research initiatives of the medical staff and also to provide invaluable education experiences for residents and fellows.

In keeping with our distinguished tradition of excellence, Wills Eye is committed to advancing innovative research in all areas of ophthalmology and to improve ocular health and quality of life.

The following 12 projects were awarded funding for the 2012-13 grant year.

Innovation Award #12016: Trends in clinical features and management of retinoblastoma over 4 decades: Analysis of 1500 consecutive patients. Carol L. Shields, MD, Principal Investigator.

Innovation Award #12017: Wills Eye/Jefferson Ocular Genetics DNA Bank. Alex V. Levin, MD, Principal Investigator.

Innovation Award #12018: Optical coherence tomography guided treat and extend therapy for Neovascular age-related macular degeneration using Aflibercept. Carl D. Regillo, MD, Principal Investigator.

Innovation Award #12019: Red blood cell omega-3 fatty acid levels in patients with age-related eye diseases. Allen C. Ho, MD, Principal Investigator.

Innovation Award #12021: Segmented Analysis of Retinal Layers and Measurement of Lamina Cribrosa Thickness in Patients with Asymmetric Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma. Robert C. Sergott, MD, Principal Investigator.

Innovation Award #12022: Retinal arteriolar-venous ratio as a possible predictor for early vasculopathic disease. Jay L. Federman, MD, Principal Investigator.

Innovation Award #12023: Assessing Adherence to Annual Dilated Eye Exam Recommendations in Patients with Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction. Lisa Hark, PhD, Principal Investigator.

Innovation Award #12024: An Epidemiological Analysis of Risk Factors Associated with Variations of Ulcerative Keratitis. Christopher J. Rapuano, MD, Principal Investigator.

Innovation Award #12025: Assessing Cancellation Rates and Barriers to Completion of Resident Performed Cataract Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital. Robert S. Bailey, Jr., MD, Principal Investigator.

Innovation Award #12026: An observational study of depression and self-care behaviors among older people with diabetic retinopathy. Ann P. Murchison, MD, Principal Investigator.

Innovation Award #12027: Prospective determination of visual acuity agreement between the standard ETDRS chart and a handheld illuminated ETDRS equivalent chart in eyes with retinal disease. Julia A. Haller, MD, Principal Investigator.

Innovation Award #12028: Long Term Efficacy and Complications Associated with Laser Peripheral Iridotomy in Treatment of Angle Closure Glaucoma. L. Jay Katz, MD, Principal Investigator.