Research Presentations and Publications

  1. Catherine Y Liu, Masatoshi Hirayama, Marwan Ali, Dhara Shah, Vinay K Aakalu (2017). Strategies for regenerating the lacrimal gland. Current Ophthalmology Reports. Pp 1-6 DOI:10.1007/s40135-017-0142-3 First online 29 May 2017
  2. Shah D, Ali M, Shukla D, Jain S, Aakalu VK (2017). Effects of histatin-1 peptide on human corneal epithelial cells. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0178030. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0178030, Published: May 23, 2017
  3. Starnes TW, Ali M, Macintosh PW, Setabutr P, Moss HE, Aakalu VK. Quantitative Analysis of Goldmann Visual Fields Following Orbital Decompression for Thyroid Eye Disease. Abstract (ARVO 2017) May 11, 2017, Baltimore (MD).
  4. Sun MG, Rojdamrongratana D, Rosenblatt M, Aakalu VK, Yu C. 3D Printing for Low-cost Rapid Prototyping of Eyelid Crutches. Abstract (ARVO 2017) May 10,2017, Baltimore (MD).
  5. Shah D, Ali M, Sowmya P, Krishnakumar S, Aakalu VK. Developmental Gene Expression in Human Lacrimal Gland Abstract. Abstract (ARVO 2017) May 10, 2017, Baltimore (MD).
  6. Ali M, Shah D, Pasha Z, Jassim SH, Jassim Jaboori A, Setabutr P, Aakalu VK. Evaluation of Accessory Lacrimal Gland in Muller's Muscle Conjunctival Resection Specimens for Precursor Cell Markers and Biological Markers of Dry Eye Disease. Curr Eye Res. 2017 Apr; 42(4):491-497. doi: 10.1080/02713683.2016.1214966. Epub 2016 Sep 9. PubMed PMID: 27612554.
  7. Jefferson GD, Aakalu VK, Braniecki M. Tumid lupus: An unexpected diagnosis for the otolaryngologist. Am J Otolaryngol. 2017 Mar-Apr; 38(2): 257-259. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2017.01.003. Epub 2017 Jan 17. PubMed PMID: 28122678.
  8. Aakalu VK, Parameswaran S, Maienschein-Cline M, Bahroos N, Shah D, Ali M, Krishnakumar S. Human Lacrimal Gland Gene Expression. PLoS One. 2017 Jan 12; 12(1):e0169346. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169346. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28081151; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5231359.
  9. Mittal N, Aakalu V, Mehendele S, Setabutr P, Michals E, Schmidt ML. Primary Orbital Histiocytic Sarcoma in a Child Successfully Treated With Multiagent Chemotherapy. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2016 Nov; 38(8):653-657. PubMed PMID: 27467374.
  10. Patel RM, Aakalu VK, Setabutr P, Putterman AM. Efficacy of Muller's Muscle and Conjunctiva Resection With or Without Tarsectomy for the Treatment of Severe Involutional Blepharoptosis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27429227; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5236006.
  11. Jones ST, Aakalu VK, Lin AY, Perez C, Epstein G, Putterman AM, Setabutr P. Surgical Microanatomy of Lower Eyelid Tarsal Ectropion Repair With a Putterman Ptosis Clamp. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27429229.
  12. Francis AW, Setabutr P, Aakalu V. Proptosis in a Healthy Young Woman. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul 1;134(7):837-8. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.6106. PubMed PMID: 27227522; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5436484.
  13. Pasha Z, Ali M, Shah D, Aakalu VK. Inhibition of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Human Lacrimal Epithelial Culture. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO 2016) 2016 Annual Meeting. May 1-5, 2016. Seattle, WA.
  14. Shah D, Pasha Z, Ali M, Tam S, Aakalu VK. Histatin-1 as a peptide based therapy for human corneal epithelial wound healing. Abstract (ARVO 2016) May 1-5, 2016. Seattle, WA
  15. Ali M, Shah D, Pasha Z, Aakalu VK. Immortalization of Human Lacrimal Epithelial Cells. Abstract (ARVO 2016) May 1-5, 2016. Seattle, WA
  16. Jain S, Patel RM, Hage Z, Lim J, Lee S, Amin-Hanjani S, Setabutr P, Aakalu VK. Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Presenting as Epiphora. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Mar-Apr; 32(2):e26-8. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000190. PubMed PMID: 24911537; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4258181.
  17. Shah D, Ali M, Pasha Z, Jaboori AJ, Jassim SH, Jain S, Aakalu VK. Histatin-1 Expression in Human Lacrimal Epithelium. PLoS One. 2016 Jan 29;11(1):e0148018. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148018. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 26824896; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4732786.
  18. Aakalu VK. "Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in Rejuvenation- Oculoplasty” The 1st Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology Seminar Tehran. Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Tehran Iran. January 21, 2016.
  19. Chen JJ, Sartori J, Aakalu VK, Setabutr P. Review of Ocular Manifestations of Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome: What an Ophthalmologist Needs to Know. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2015 Oct-Dec; 22(4):421-7. doi: 10.4103/0974-9233.167815. Review. PubMed PMID: 26692711; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4660526.
  20. Feinstein E, Traish AS, Aakalu V, Kassem IS. A Case Report of Ablepharon-Macrostomia Syndrome with Amniotic Membrane Grafting. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2015 Oct 30;6(3):366-72. doi: 10.1159/000441615. eCollection 2015 Sep-Dec. PubMed PMID: 26600791; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4649710.
  21. Farooq AV, Patel RM, Lin AY, Setabutr P, Sartori J, Aakalu VK. Fungal Orbital Cellulitis: Presenting Features, Management and Outcomes at a Referral Center. Orbit. 2015 Jun;34(3):152-9. doi: 10.3109/01676830.2015.1014512. Epub 2015 Apr 23. PubMed PMID: 25906127.
  22. Epstein G, Aakalu VK, Putterman AM. Re: "Lower eyelid involutional ectropion repair with lateral tarsal strip and internal retractor reattachment with full-thickness eyelid sutures". Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 May-Jun;31(3):250-1. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000414. PubMed PMID: 25945875; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5436483.
  23. Aakalu VK. Stem Cell Therapy in Oculoplastic Surgery. 1st Annual Aesthetic Stem Cell Society National Meeting at the 11th Annual Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology National Conference. June 14, 2015. Las Vegas, NV.
  24. Shah D, Ali M, Jassim AJ, Jassim SH, Jain S, Aakalu VK. Histatin-1 is a marker for human lacrimal epithelium. Abstract (ARVO 2015)
  25. Ali M, Shah D, Jassim AJ, Lin A, Jassim SH, Jain S, Setabutr P, Aakalu VK. Lacrimal & Stem Cell Marker Expression in Accessory Lacrimal Gland As a Function of Patient Characteristics. Abstract (ARVO 2015)
  26. Patel RM, Chuang AZ, Sartori J, Aakalu VK, Putterman AM, Setabutr P. The significance of minimal adjustments in the Muller's muscle and conjunctiva resection procedure to achieve the phenylephrine result. Orbit. 2015 Apr;34(2):79-83. doi: 10.3109/01676830.2014.999287. Epub 2015 Mar 25. PubMed PMID: 25804407; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5010361.
  27. Osmanovic S, Al-Heeti OM, Lin AY, Zivin SP, Justo JA, Mayer SM, Aakalu VK, Moss HE, Patel MC. Staphylococcus aureus infection of the optic nerve. J Neuroophthalmol. 2015 Mar;35(1):48-50. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000190. PubMed PMID: 25383588; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4456004.
  28. Andreoli MT, Aakalu V, Setabutr P. Epidemiological trends in malignant lacrimal gland tumors. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Feb;152(2):279-83. doi: 10.1177/0194599814556624. Epub 2014 Nov 10. PubMed PMID: 25385802.
  29. Aakalu VK, Patel RM, Lim J, Setabutr P. Orbital histiocytic sarcoma in a 2-year-old child. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Nov-Dec;30(6):e143-5. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3182a74e3b. PubMed PMID: 24807797; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4222992.
  30. Patel RM, Sartori JF, Aakalu VK, Putterman AM, Setabutr P. Muller’s Muscle and Conjunctival Resection With or Without Tarsectomy for the Treatment of Severe Ptosis. American Academy of Ophthalmology. October 18-22, 2014. Chicago, IL.
  31. Wallace KM, Alaraj A, Aakalu VK, Aletich V, Setabutr P. Endovascular preoperative embolization of orbital hemangiopericytoma with n-butyl cyanoacrylate glue. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jul-Aug;30(4):e97-100. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3182a22bd8. PubMed PMID: 24317100; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4111787.
  32. Jassim SH, Ali M, Jaboori AJ, Lim AY, Setabutr P, Jain S, Aakalu VK. Cell Receptor Profiling and Gene Expression in Human Accessory Lacrimal Glands. 38th Annual Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Alumni Day. June 13, 2014. Chicago, IL.
  33. Aakalu VK, Jassim SH, Lin A, Jassim AJ, Setabutr P, Jain S. Accessory Lacrimal Gland Gene Expression in Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Human Muller Muscle Conjunctival Resection Specimens Obtained Via Laser Capture Microdissection. Abstract (ARVO 2014)
  34. Jassim SH, Lin A, Jassim AJ, Setabutr P, Jain S, Aakalu VK. A Tissue Microarray Analysis of Stem Cell Markers Positive Cells in Human Accessory Lacrimal Glands from Muller Muscle Conjunctival Resection Specimens. Abstract (ARVO 2014)
  35. Patel RM, Aakalu VK, Joe S, Setabutr P. An abscess causing a delayed optic neuropathy after decompression for thyroid eye disease. Orbit. 2014 Feb;33(1):65-7. doi: 10.3109/01676830.2013.842256. Epub 2013 Oct 21. PubMed PMID: 24144317; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4124005.
  36. Sepahdari AR, Politi LS, Aakalu VK, Kim HJ, Razek AA. Diffusion-weighted imaging of orbital masses: multi-institutional data support a 2-ADC threshold model to categorize lesions as benign, malignant, or indeterminate. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Jan;35(1):170-5. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A3619. Epub 2013 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 23868150; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4138308.
  37. Kang JJ, Aakalu VK, Lin A, Setabutr P. Orbital granuloma annulare as presentation of systemic sarcoidosis. Orbit. 2013 Dec;32(6):372-4. doi: 10.3109/01676830.2013.812125. Epub 2013 Jul 29. PubMed PMID: 23895369; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4111453.
  38. Jassim SH, Lin A, Setabutr P, Jain S, Aakalu VK. Identification of Stem Cell Marker Positive Cells in Accessory Lacrimal Glands (ALGs) from Human Muller Muscle Conjunctival Resection (MMCR) Specimens. American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists (AAOOP) Annual Meeting. November 15, 2013. New Orleans, LA.
  39. Sivaraman KR, Aakalu VK, Sajja K, Cortina MS, de la Cruz J, Setabutr P. Use of a porous polyethylene lid spacer for management of eyelid retraction in patients with Boston type II keratoprosthesis. Orbit. 2013 Aug;32(4):247-9. doi: 10.3109/01676830.2013.788664. Epub 2013 May 10. PubMed PMID: 23663113; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4111420.
  40. Lim JM, Hou JH, Singa RM, Aakalu VK, Setabutr P. Relative incidence of blepharoptosis subtypes in an oculoplastics practice at a tertiary care center. Orbit. 2013 Aug;32(4):231-4. doi: 10.3109/01676830.2013.788673. Epub 2013 May 10. PubMed PMID: 23662688; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4123537.
  41. Lim JM, Patel RM, Aakalu VK, Setabutr P. A Unique Presentation of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Involving the Central Nervous System. Neuroophthalmology. 2013 Jul 25;37(4):169-171. doi: 10.3109/01658107.2013.809461. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 28167983; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5291001.
  42. Singa RM, Hou JH, Green S, Aakalu VK, Jain S, Setabutr P. Quantification of Adrenergic Receptor Subtype Gene Expression in Human Müller’s Muscle. 37th Annual Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Alumni Day. June 21, 2013. Chicago, IL.
  43. Aakalu V, Groat RS, Putterman A. Sixteen-year experience with the Putterman-Gladstone tube for conjunctival dacryocystorhinostomy. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov-Dec; 28(6):393-5. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e31826115fe. PubMed PMID: 23034683.
  44. Krakauer M, Aakalu VK, Putterman AM. Treatment of malar festoon using modified subperiosteal midface lift. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov-Dec; 28(6):459-62. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3182696902. PubMed PMID: 23138206.
  45. Singa RM, Aakalu VK, Putterman AM, Epstein G. Lower Eyelid Tarsal Ectropion Repair with the Putterman Ptosis Clamp for Lower Eyelid Conjunctival Mueller Muscle Resection and Lateral Tendon Tuck. ASOPRS 43rd Annual Fall Scientific Symposium. November 8-9, 2012. Chicago, IL.
  46. Shah RD, Singa RM, Aakalu VK, Setabutr P. Evisceration and enucleation: a national survey of practice patterns in the United States. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2012 Sep-Oct; 43(5):425-30. doi: 10.3928/15428877-20120725-01. PubMed PMID: 22978523.
  47. Hou JH, Aakalu VK, Setabutr P. Quantitative characterization of growth rate of an incidental deep dermoid cyst in a child using sequential magnetic resonance imaging. J AAPOS. 2012 Aug;16(4):403-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2012.04.007. PubMed PMID: 22929455.
  48. Krakauer M, Aakalu VK, Davis PL, Ahmad AZ. Silicone spacer repair of medial rectus after iatrogenic orbit fracture. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 May-Jun; 28(3):e57-8. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e318223247d. PubMed PMID: 21697756.
  49. Singa RM, Aakalu VK, Putterman AM, Epstein GA. Lower-eyelid tarsal ectropion repair with the Putterman ptosis clamp for lower-eyelid conjunctival Mueller's muscle resection and lateral tendon tuck. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 May-Jun; 28(3):224-7. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e31824a4b0c. PubMed PMID: 22460682.
  50. Osmanovic S, Hou J, Aakalu VK, Setabutr P, Putterman AM. Muller's Muscle-Conjunctiva Resection Outcomes and Phenylephrine Predictability In Ptosis From Horner's Syndrome. Abstract (ARVO 2012)
  51. LIM JM, Hou JH, Singa R, Aakalu VK, Setabutr P. Incidence And Demographic Characteristics Of Patients With Different Types Of Ptosis Referred To Oculoplastics At A Tertiary Referral Center. Abstract (ARVO 2012)
  52. Miller R, Krakauer M, Aakalu VK, Ahmad AZ. A comparison of upper eyelid blepharoplasty with or without retro-orbicularis oculus fat resection. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2012 Annual Meeting (ARVO 2012). Fort Lauderdale.
  53. Miller RC, Krakauer M, Aakalu VK, Ahmad A. Efficacy Of Combined Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty And Resection Of Retro-orbicularis Oculus Fat Resection. Abstract (ARVO 2012)
  54. Hou JH, Singa R, Green SJ, Jain S, Aakalu VK, Setabutr P. Characterization of Adrenergic Receptor Subtype Gene Expression in Human Müller’s Muscle using Laser-Capture Microdissection and Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction. Abstract (ARVO 2012)
  55. Singa RM, Aakalu VK, de la Cruz J. Visual Outcomes after Paintball Injury: Prognostic Value of the Ocular Trauma Score System. ASCRS Symposium & Congress April 20-24, 2012 Chicago, IL.
  56. Aakalu VK, Setabutr P, Oltra E, Vajaranant T, delaCruz J. Technique for Implantation of a Proposed Temporal Fossa Glaucoma Shunt. ASCRS Symposium & Congress April 20-24, 2012 Chicago, IL. (ID# 1217978)
  57. Sepahdari AR, Kapur R, Aakalu VK, Villablanca JP, Mafee MF. Diffusion-weighted imaging of malignant ocular masses: initial results and directions for further study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2012 Feb; 33(2):314-9. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A2747. Epub 2011 Nov 24. PubMed PMID: 22116113.

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