Peer-Reviewed Publications

Faculty members at the USC Roski Eye Institute discover and disseminate vital information that improves lives by contributing to the advancement of ophthalmology and vision science.

Below are some of the most recent publications produced by faculty at the USC Roski Eye Institute. For more information on our research and investigations, fill out our online contact form or call 323-442-6335.

Recent Highlights (October – December 2017)

  1. Amram AL, Rico G, Kim JW, Chintagumpala M, Herzog CE, Gombos DS, Chevez-Barrios P. Vitreous Seeds in Retinoblastoma: Clinicopathologic Classification and Correlation. Ophthalmology. 2017 Oct;124(10):1540-7.
  2. Basu S, Fowler BJ, Kerur N, Arnvig KB, Rao NA. Nlrp3 Inflammasome Activation by Mycobacterial Esat-6 and Dsrna in Intraocular Tuberculosis. Microb Pathog. 2017 Nov;114:219-24.
  3. Bayat N, Zhang Y, Falabella P, Menefee R, Whalen JJ, 3rd, Humayun MS, Thompson ME. A Reversible Thermoresponsive Sealant for Temporary Closure of Ocular Trauma. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Dec;9(419).
  4. Berry JL, Bechtold M, Shah S, Zolfaghari E, Reid M, Jubran R, Kim JW. Not All Seeds Are Created Equal: Seed Classification Is Predictive of Outcomes in Retinoblastoma. Ophthalmology. 2017 Dec;124(12):1817-25.
  5. Berry JL, Kogachi K, Jubran R, Kim JW. Loss of Fundus View as an Indication for Secondary Enucleation in Retinoblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Dec. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Berry JL, Shah S, Bechtold M, Zolfaghari E, Jubran R, Kim JW. Long-Term Outcomes of Group D Retinoblastoma Eyes During the Intravitreal Melphalan Era. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Dec;64(12).
  7. Berry JL, Xu L, Murphree AL, Krishnan S, Stachelek K, Zolfaghari E, McGovern K, Lee TC, Carlsson A, Kuhn P, Kim JW, Cobrinik D, Hicks J. Potential of Aqueous Humor as a Surrogate Tumor Biopsy for Retinoblastoma. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Nov;135(11):1221-30.
  8. Blair NP, Wanek J, Felder AE, Joslin CE, Kresovich JK, Lim JI, Chau FY, Leiderman Y, Shahidi M. Retinal Oximetry and Vessel Diameter Measurements with a Commercially Available Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope in Diabetic Retinopathy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Oct;58(12):5556-63.
  9. Felder AE, Wanek J, Blair NP, Shahidi M. Retinal Vascular and Oxygen Temporal Dynamic Responses to Light Flicker in Humans. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Nov;58(13):5666-72.
  10. Do BK, Rodger DC. Sickle Cell Disease and the Eye. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2017 Nov;28(6):623-8.
  11. Fernandes RAB, Stefanini FR, Falabella P, Koss MJ, Wells T, Diniz B, Ribeiro R, Schor P, Maia M, Penha FM, Hinton DR, Tai YC, Humayun M. Development of a New Tissue Injector for Subretinal Transplantation of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Retinal Pigmented Epithelium. Int J Retina Vitreous. 2017 Oct;3:41.
  12. Fox TP, Schwartz JA, Chang AC, Parvin-Nejad FP, Yim CK, Feinsilver SH, Wu AY. Association between Eyelid Laxity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct;135(10):1055-61.
  13. Francis JH, Abramson DH, Ji X, Shields CL, Teixeira LF, Schefler AC, Cassoux N, Hadjistilianou D, Berry JL, Frenkel S, Munier FL. Risk of Extraocular Extension in Eyes with Retinoblastoma Receiving Intravitreous Chemotherapy. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Nov. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Gruener AM, Chang JR, Bosley TM, Al-Sadah ZM, Kum C, McCulley TJ. Relative Frequencies of Arteritic and Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy in an Arab Population. J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 Dec;37(4):382-5.
  15. Handa S, Saffari SE, Borchert M. Factors Associated with Lack of Vision Improvement in Children with Cortical Visual Impairment. J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 Dec. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Hersh PS, Stulting RD, Muller D, Durrie DS, Rajpal RK, U.S. Crosslinking Study Group (Randleman JB). U.S. Multicenter Clinical Trial of Corneal Collagen Crosslinking for Treatment of Corneal Ectasia after Refractive Surgery. Ophthalmology. 2017 Oct;124(10):1475-84.
  17. Khoueir Z, Jassim F, Poon LY, Tsikata E, Ben-David GS, Liu Y, Shieh E, Lee R, Guo R, Papadogeorgou G, Braaf B, Simavli H, Que C, Vakoc BJ, Bouma BE, de Boer JF, Chen TC. Diagnostic Capability of Peripapillary Three-Dimensional Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Volume for Glaucoma Using Optical Coherence Tomography Volume Scans. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct;182:180-93.
  18. Kim JW, Jacobsen B, Zolfaghari E, Ferrario A, Chevez-Barrios P, Berry JL, Lee DK, Rico G, Madi I, Rao N, Stachelek K, Wang LC, Gomer C. Rabbit Model of Ocular Indirect Photodynamic Therapy Using a Retinoblastoma Xenograft. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec;255(12):2363-73.
  19. Kogachi K, Wolfe JD, Kashani AH. Surgically Induced Focal Retinal Detachment Does Not Cause Detectable Sd-Oct Retinal Changes in Normal Human Retina. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Oct;58(12):5270-9.
  20. Kum C, Chang JR, Gruener AM, McCulley TJ. Nonsurgical Management of Retained Needlefish Jaw. J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 Oct. [Epub ahead of print
  21. Lu X, Peloso GM, Liu DJ, Wu Y, Zhang H, Zhou W, Li J, Tang CS, Dorajoo R, Li H, Long J, Guo X, Xu M, Spracklen CN, Chen Y, Liu X, Zhang Y, Khor CC, Liu J, Sun L, Wang L, Gao YT, Hu Y, Yu K, Wang Y, Cheung CYY, Wang F, Huang J, Fan Q, Cai Q, Chen S, Shi J, Yang X, Zhao W, Sheu WH, Cherny SS, He M, Feranil AB, Adair LS, Gordon-Larsen P, Du S, Varma R, Chen YI, Shu XO, Lam KSL, Wong TY, Ganesh SK, Mo Z, Hveem K, Fritsche LG, Nielsen JB, Tse HF, Huo Y, Cheng CY, Chen YE, Zheng W, Tai ES, Gao W, Lin X, Huang W, Abecasis G, Kathiresan S, Mohlke KL, Wu T, Sham PC, Gu D, Willer CJ. Exome Chip Meta-Analysis Identifies Novel Loci and East Asian-Specific Coding Variants That Contribute to Lipid Levels and Coronary Artery Disease. Nat Genet. 2017 Dec;49(12):1722-30.
  22. McCulloch D, Garcia-Filion P, Fink C, Fisher AC, Eleuteri A, Borchert MS. Predictive Value of N95 Waveforms of Pattern Electroretinograms (Pergs) in Children with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (Onh). Doc Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct;135(2):97-106.
  23. Nagiel A, Lalane RA, Jen JC, Kreiger AE. Superficial and Deep Capillary Ischemia as a Presenting Sign of Retinal Vasculopathy with Cerebral Leukoencephalopathy and Systemic Manifestations. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Oct. [Epub ahead of print]
  24. Narala R, Nassiri N, Kim C, Mehregan C, Padidam S, Abrams GW. Outcomes of Repeat Pars Plana Vitrectomy after Failed Surgery for Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy. Retina. 2017 Dec. [Epub ahead of print]
  25. Phasukkijwatana N, Freund KB, Dolz-Marco R, Al-Sheikh M, Keane PA, Egan CA, Randhawa S, Stewart JM, Liu Q, Hunyor AP, Kreiger A, Nagiel A, Lalane R, Rahimi M, Lee WK, Jampol LM, Sarraf D. Peripapillary Pachychoroid Syndrome. Retina. 2017 Nov. [Epub ahead of print]
  26. Randleman JB, Santhiago MR, Kymionis GD, Hafezi F. Corneal Cross-Linking (Cxl): Standardizing Terminology and Protocol Nomenclature. J Refract Surg. 2017 Nov;33(11):727-9.
  27. Richter GM. The Promise of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Glaucoma. Ophthalmology. 2017 Nov;124(11):1577-8.
  28. Skalet AH, Gombos DS, Gallie BL, Kim JW, Shields CL, Marr BP, Plon SE, Chevez-Barrios P. Screening Children at Risk for Retinoblastoma: Consensus Report from the American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists. Ophthalmology. 2017 Oct. [Epub ahead of print]
  29. Tabibian D, de Tejada BM, Gatzioufas Z, Kling S, Meiss VS, Boldi MO, Othenin-Girard V, Chilin A, Lambiel J, Hoogewoud F, Hafezi F. Pregnancy-Induced Changes in Corneal Biomechanics and Topography Are Thyroid Hormone Related. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct.Tepelus TC, Chiu GB, Maram J, Huang J, Chopra V, Sadda SR, Lee OL. Corneal Features in Ocular Graft-Versus-Host Disease by in Vivo Confocal Microscopy. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec;255(12):2389-97.
  30. Ting DSW, Cheung CY, Lim G, Tan GSW, Quang ND, Gan A, Hamzah H, Garcia-Franco R, San Yeo IY, Lee SY, Wong EYM, Sabanayagam C, Baskaran M, Ibrahim F, Tan NC, Finkelstein EA, Lamoureux EL, Wong IY, Bressler NM, Sivaprasad S, Varma R, Jonas JB, He MG, Cheng CY, Cheung GCM, Aung T, Hsu W, Lee ML, Wong TY. Development and Validation of a Deep Learning System for Diabetic Retinopathy and Related Eye Diseases Using Retinal Images from Multiethnic Populations with Diabetes. Jama. 2017 Dec;318(22):2211-23.
  31. Xu BY, Mai DD, Penteado RC, Saunders L, Weinreb RN. Reproducibility and Agreement of Anterior Segment Parameter Measurements Obtained Using the Casia2 and Spectralis Oct2 Optical Coherence Tomography Devices. J Glaucoma. 2017 Nov;26(11):974-9.
  32. Xu BY, Penteado RC, Weinreb RN. Diurnal Variation of Optical Coherence Tomography Measurements of Static and Dynamic Anterior Segment Parameters. J Glaucoma. 2017 Nov. [Epub ahead of print]
  33. Yu M, Li Y, Ma T, Shung KK, Zhou Q. Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging with Virtual Source Synthetic Aperture Focusing and Coherence Factor Weighting. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2017 Oct;36(10):2171-8.
  34. Zhang X, Dastiridou A, Francis BA, Tan O, Varma R, Greenfield DS, Schuman JS, Huang D. Comparison of Glaucoma Progression Detection by Optical Coherence Tomography and Visual Field. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec;184:63-74.


  1. Chen CH, Wang Y, Lo MT, Schork A, Fan CC, Holland D, Kauppi K, Smeland OB, Djurovic S, Sanyal N, Hibar DP, Thompson PM, Thompson WK, Andreassen OA, Dale AM. Leveraging Genome Characteristics to Improve Gene Discovery for Putamen Subcortical Brain Structure. Sci Rep. 2017 Nov;7(1):15736.
  2. Chen X, Lam KH, Chen R, Chen Z, Yu P, Chen Z, Shung KK, Zhou Q. An Adjustable Multi-Scale Single Beam Acoustic Tweezers Based on Ultrahigh Frequency Ultrasonic Transducer. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2017 Nov;114(11):2637-47.
  3. Chen Z, Zheng L, Cao W, Chen X, Chen R, Li R, Shung K, Zhou Q. High-Frequency Ultrasonic Imaging with Lead-Free (Na,K)(Nb,Ta)O3 Single Crystal. Ultrason Imaging. 2017 Nov;39(6):348-56.
  4. Dennis EL, Babikian T, Giza CC, Thompson PM, Asarnow RF. Diffusion Mri in Pediatric Brain Injury. Childs Nerv Syst. 2017 Oct;33(10):1683-92.
  5. Desai S, Gruber PF, Eiting E, Seabury SA, Mack WJ, Voyageur C, Vasquez V, Kim HT, Terp S. The Effect of Utilization Review on Emergency Department Operations. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Nov;70(5):623-31.e1.
  6. Guadalupe T, Mathias SR, vanErp TGM, Whelan CD, Zwiers MP, Abe Y, Abramovic L, Agartz I, Andreassen OA, Arias-Vasquez A, Aribisala BS, Armstrong NJ, Arolt V, Artiges E, Ayesa-Arriola R, Baboyan VG, Banaschewski T, Barker G, Bastin ME, Baune BT, Blangero J, Bokde ALW, Boedhoe PSW, Bose A, Brem S, Brodaty H, Bromberg U, Brooks S, Buchel C, Buitelaar J, Calhoun VD, Cannon DM, Cattrell A, Cheng Y, Conrod PJ, Conzelmann A, Corvin A, Crespo-Facorro B, Crivello F, Dannlowski U, de Zubicaray GI, de Zwarte SMC, Deary IJ, Desrivieres S, Doan NT, Donohoe G, Dorum ES, Ehrlich S, Espeseth T, Fernandez G, Flor H, Fouche JP, Frouin V, Fukunaga M, Gallinat J, Garavan H, Gill M, Suarez AG, Gowland P, Grabe HJ, Grotegerd D, Gruber O, Hagenaars S, Hashimoto R, Hauser TU, Heinz A, Hibar DP, Hoekstra PJ, Hoogman M, Howells FM, Hu H, Hulshoff Pol HE, Huyser C, Ittermann B, Jahanshad N, Jonsson EG, Jurk S, Kahn RS, Kelly S, Kraemer B, Kugel H, Kwon JS, Lemaitre H, Lesch KP, Lochner C, Luciano M, Marquand AF, Martin NG, Martinez-Zalacain I, Martinot JL, Mataix-Cols D, Mather K, McDonald C, McMahon KL, Medland SE, Menchon JM, Morris DW, Mothersill O, Maniega SM, Mwangi B, Nakamae T, Nakao T, Narayanaswaamy JC, Nees F, Nordvik JE, Onnink AMH, Opel N, Ophoff R, Paillere Martinot ML, Papadopoulos Orfanos D, Pauli P, Paus T, Poustka L, Reddy JY, Renteria ME, Roiz-Santianez R, Roos A, Royle NA, Sachdev P, Sanchez-Juan P, Schmaal L, Schumann G, Shumskaya E, Smolka MN, Soares JC, Soriano-Mas C, Stein DJ, Strike LT, Toro R, Turner JA, Tzourio-Mazoyer N, Uhlmann A, Hernandez MV, van den Heuvel OA, van der Meer D, van Haren NEM, Veltman DJ, Venkatasubramanian G, Vetter NC, Vuletic D, Walitza S, Walter H, Walton E, Wang Z, Wardlaw J, Wen W, Westlye LT, Whelan R, Wittfeld K, Wolfers T, Wright MJ, Xu J, Xu X, Yun JY, Zhao J, Franke B, Thompson PM, Glahn DC, Mazoyer B, Fisher SE, Francks C. Human Subcortical Brain Asymmetries in 15,847 People Worldwide Reveal Effects of Age and Sex. Brain Imaging Behav. 2017 Oct;11(5):1497-514.
  7. Karolis VR, Froudist-Walsh S, Kroll J, Brittain PJ, Tseng CJ, Nam KW, Reinders A, Murray RM, Williams SCR, Thompson PM, Nosarti C. Volumetric Grey Matter Alterations in Adolescents and Adults Born Very Preterm Suggest Accelerated Brain Maturation. Neuroimage. 2017 Dec;163:379-89.
  8. Kochunov P, Dickie EW, Viviano JD, Turner J, Kingsley PB, Jahanshad N, Thompson PM, Ryan MC, Fieremans E, Novikov D, Veraart J, Hong EL, Malhotra AK, Buchanan RW, Chavez S, Voineskos AN. Integration of Routine Qa Data into Mega-Analysis May Improve Quality and Sensitivity of Multisite Diffusion Tensor Imaging Studies. Hum Brain Mapp. 2017 Nov. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Liu W, Zhou Y, Wang M, Li L, Vienneau E, Chen R, Luo J, Xu C, Zhou Q, Wang LV, Yao J. Correcting the Limited View in Optical-Resolution Photoacoustic Microscopy. J Biophotonics. 2017 Oct. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Ly DP, Seabury SA, Jena AB. Characteristics of U.S. Physician Marriages, 2000-2015: An Analysis of Data from a U.S. Census Survey. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Nov:1-3. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Ly DP, Seabury SA, Jena AB. Hours Worked among Us Dual Physician Couples with Children, 2000 to 2015. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Oct;177(10):1524-5.
  12. Maier-Hein KH, Neher PF, Houde JC, Cote MA, Garyfallidis E, Zhong J, Chamberland M, Yeh FC, Lin YC, Ji Q, Reddick WE, Glass JO, Chen DQ, Feng Y, Gao C, Wu Y, Ma J, Renjie H, Li Q, Westin CF, Deslauriers-Gauthier S, Gonzalez JOO, Paquette M, St-Jean S, Girard G, Rheault F, Sidhu J, Tax CMW, Guo F, Mesri HY, David S, Froeling M, Heemskerk AM, Leemans A, Bore A, Pinsard B, Bedetti C, Desrosiers M, Brambati S, Doyon J, Sarica A, Vasta R, Cerasa A, Quattrone A, Yeatman J, Khan AR, Hodges W, Alexander S, Romascano D, Barakovic M, Auria A, Esteban O, Lemkaddem A, Thiran JP, Cetingul HE, Odry BL, Mailhe B, Nadar MS, Pizzagalli F, Prasad G, Villalon-Reina JE, Galvis J, Thompson PM, Requejo FS, Laguna PL, Lacerda LM, Barrett R, Dell’Acqua F, Catani M, Petit L, Caruyer E, Daducci A, Dyrby TB, Holland-Letz T, Hilgetag CC, Stieltjes B, Descoteaux M. The Challenge of Mapping the Human Connectome Based on Diffusion Tractography. Nat Commun. 2017 Nov;8(1):1349.
  13. Moyer D, Gutman BA, Faskowitz J, Jahanshad N, Thompson PM. Continuous Representations of Brain Connectivity Using Spatial Point Processes. Med Image Anal. 2017 Oct;41:32-9.
  14. Mufford MS, Stein DJ, Dalvie S, Groenewold NA, Thompson PM, Jahanshad N. Neuroimaging Genomics in Psychiatry-a Translational Approach. Genome Med. 2017 Nov;9(1):102.
  15. Neu SC, Pa J, Kukull W, Beekly D, Kuzma A, Gangadharan P, Wang LS, Romero K, Arneric SP, Redolfi A, Orlandi D, Frisoni GB, Au R, Devine S, Auerbach S, Espinosa A, Boada M, Ruiz A, Johnson SC, Koscik R, Wang JJ, Hsu WC, Chen YL, Toga AW. Apolipoprotein E Genotype and Sex Risk Factors for Alzheimer Disease: A Meta-Analysis. JAMA Neurol. 2017 Oct;74(10):1178-89.
  16. Nir TM, Jahanshad N, Villalon-Reina JE, Isaev D, Zavaliangos-Petropulu A, Zhan L, Leow AD, Jack CR, Jr., Weiner MW, Thompson PM. Fractional Anisotropy Derived from the Diffusion Tensor Distribution Function Boosts Power to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Deficits. Magn Reson Med. 2017 Dec;78(6):2322-33.
  17. Olsen A, Dennis EL, Evensen KAI, Husby Hollund IM, Lohaugen GCC, Thompson PM, Brubakk AM, Eikenes L, Haberg AK. Preterm Birth Leads to Hyper-Reactive Cognitive Control Processing and Poor White Matter Organization in Adulthood. Neuroimage. 2017 Nov. [Epub ahead of print]
  18. Smeland OB, Wang Y, Frei O, Li W, Hibar DP, Franke B, Bettella F, Witoelar A, Djurovic S, Chen CH, Thompson PM, Dale AM, Andreassen OA. Genetic Overlap between Schizophrenia and Volumes of Hippocampus, Putamen, and Intracranial Volume Indicates Shared Molecular Genetic Mechanisms. Schizophr Bull. 2017 Nov. [Epub ahead of print]
  19. Thornton Snider J, Batt K, Wu Y, Tebeka MG, Seabury S. The Option Value of Innovative Treatments for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Renal Cell Carcinoma. Am J Manag Care. 2017 Oct;23(10):e340-e6.
  20. Wong TTW, Zhang R, Zhang C, Hsu HC, Maslov KI, Wang L, Shi J, Chen R, Shung KK, Zhou Q, Wang LV. Label-Free Automated Three-Dimensional Imaging of Whole Organs by Microtomy-Assisted Photoacoustic Microscopy. Nat Commun. 2017 Nov;8(1):1386.
  21. Zhan L, Jenkins LM, Wolfson OE, GadElkarim JJ, Nocito K, Thompson PM, Ajilore OA, Chung MK, Leow AD. The Significance of Negative Correlations in Brain Connectivity. J Comp Neurol. 2017 Oct;525(15):3251-65.


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