A wide variety of clinical and laboratory projects are available to the fellow. Laboratory and animal OR facilities are located in the Abramson Research Center and members of the Department of Ophthalmology are currently involved in exciting areas of fetal surgery research with a multidisciplinary group. Ongoing neuroradiology projects include orbital volumetric analysis of microphthalmia, orbital holography and functional MRI eyelid and orbital structures using special surface coils.
A major clinical and laboratory effort is ongoing in clinical and genetic aspects of congenital anophthalmia/ microphthalmia. It is expected that the fellow will participate in correlating and writing several clinical or laboratory papers during the fellowship years. This is in addition to gathering clinical and/or laboratory data for a major thesis to be submitted for membership in the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.