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 2018)

  1. Bellerive C, Berry JL, Polski A, Singh AD. Conjunctival squamous neoplasia: Staging and initial treatment. Cornea. 2018 Oct;37(10):1287-1291.
  2. Berryman J, Moshiri A, Chang M. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia presenting as branch retinal artery occlusion and optic disc infiltration. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Oct 12;2018.
  3. Bingham CS, Loizos K, Yu GJ, Gilbert A, Bouteiller JC, Song D, Lazzi G, Berger TW. Model-based analysis of electrode placement and pulse amplitude for hippocampal stimulation. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2018 Oct;65(10):2278-2289.
  4. Blair NP, Tan MR, Felder AE, Teng PY, Wanek J, Shahidi M. Retinal tissue oxygen tension and consumption during light flicker stimulation in rat. Exp Eye Res. 2018 Oct;175:207-211.
  5. Chang MY, Keltner JL. Risk factors for fellow eye involvement in nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Oct 8
  6. Guo H, Lee C, Shah M, Janga SR, Edman MC, Klinngam W, Hamm-Alvarez SF, MacKay JA. A novel elastin-like polypeptide drug carrier for cyclosporine a improves tear flow in a mouse model of sjogren’s syndrome. J Control Release. 2018 Oct 23;292:183-195.
  7. Isozaki VL, Chiu GB. Transient corneal epithelial bullae associated with large diameter scleral lens wear: A case series. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2018 Oct;41(5):463-468.
  8. Kogachi K, Kim JW, Green S, Jubran R, Berry JL. Lurking below: Massive choroidal invasion under a calcified tumor after attempted conservative therapy for retinoblastoma. Ophthalmic Genet. 2018 Oct;39(5):653-657.
  9. Lan B, Liu W, Wang YC, Shi J, Li Y, Xu S, Sheng H, Zhou Q, Zou J, Hoffmann U, Yang W, Yao J. High-speed widefield photoacoustic microscopy of small-animal hemodynamics. Biomed Opt Express. 2018 Oct 1;9(10):4689-4701.
  10. Li D, Fei C, Zhang Q, Li Y, Yang Y, Zhou Q. Ultrahigh frequency ultrasonic transducers design with low noise amplifier integrated circuit. Micromachines (Basel). 2018 Oct 12;9(10)
  11. Lu JE, Francis JH, Dunkel IJ, Shields CL, Yu MD, Berry JL, Kogachi K, Skalet AH, Miller AK, Santapuram PR, Daniels AB, Abramson DH. Metastases and death rates after primary enucleation of unilateral retinoblastoma in the USA 2007-2017. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct 25
  12. Ludwig CA, Shields RA, Chen TA, Powers MA, Wilkin Parke D, 3rd, Moshfeghi AA, Moshfeghi DM. A novel classification of high myopia into anterior and posterior pathologic subtypes. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct;256(10):1847-1856.
  13. Lynch KM, Shi Y, Toga AW, Clark KA. Hippocampal shape maturation in childhood and adolescence. Cereb Cortex. 2018 Oct 1
  14. Mackey S, Allgaier N, Chaarani B, Spechler P, Orr C, Bunn J, Allen NB, Alia-Klein N, Batalla A, Blaine S, Brooks S, Caparelli E, Chye YY, Cousijn J, Dagher A, Desrivieres S, Feldstein-Ewing S, Foxe JJ, Goldstein RZ, Goudriaan AE, Heitzeg MM, Hester R, Hutchison K, Korucuoglu O, Li CR, London E, Lorenzetti V, Luijten M, Martin-Santos R, May A, Momenan R, Morales A, Paulus MP, Pearlson G, Rousseau ME, Salmeron BJ, Schluter R, Schmaal L, Schumann G, Sjoerds Z, Stein DJ, Stein EA, Sinha R, Solowij N, Tapert S, Uhlmann A, Veltman D, van Holst R, Whittle S, Wright MJ, Yucel M, Zhang S, Yurgelun-Todd D, Hibar DP, Jahanshad N, Evans A, Thompson PM, Glahn DC, Conrod P, Garavan H. Mega-analysis of gray matter volume in substance dependence: General and substance-specific regional effects. Am J Psychiatry. 2018 Oct 19:appiajp201817040415.
  15. Rayess N, Patel VR. Bilateral severe decreased vision with normal examination findings. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct 1;136(10):1201-1202.
  16. Singh HP, Wang S, Stachelek K, Lee S, Reid MW, Thornton ME, Craft CM, Grubbs BH, Cobrinik D. Developmental stage-specific proliferation and retinoblastoma genesis in rb-deficient human but not mouse cone precursors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Oct 2;115(40):E9391-e9400.
  17. Storey PP, Ter-Zakarian A, Philander SA, Olmos de Koo L, George M, Humayun MS, Rodger DC, Ameri H. Visual and anatomical outcomes after diabetic traction and traction-rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair. Retina. 2018 Oct;38(10):1913-1919.
  18. Torres Netto EA, Al-Otaibi WM, Hafezi NL, Kling S, Al-Farhan HM, Randleman JB, Hafezi F. Prevalence of keratoconus in paediatric patients in riyadh, saudi arabia. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct;102(10):1436-1441.
  19. Varma R, Jiang X. The “curse” of the fellow eye in glaucoma. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct 1;136(10):1156-1157.
  20. Vinciguerra P, Vinciguerra R, Randleman JB, Torres I, Morenghi E, Camesasca FI. Sequential customized therapeutic keratectomy for reis-bucklers’ corneal dystrophy: Long-term follow-up. J Refract Surg. 2018 Oct 1;34(10):682-688.
  21. Yu V, Bhattacharya D, Webster A, Bauskar A, Flowers C, Heur M, Chintala SK, Itakura T, Wilson MR, Barr JT, Jeong S, Wang M, Fini ME. Clusterin from human clinical tear samples: Positive correlation between tear concentration and schirmer strip test results. Ocul Surf. 2018 Oct;16(4):478-486.
  22. Berry JL, Xu L, Kooi I, Murphree AL, Prabakar RK, Reid M, Stachelek K, Le BHA, Welter L, Reiser BJ, Chevez-Barrios P, Jubran R, Lee TC, Kim JW, Kuhn P, Cobrinik D, Hicks J. Genomic cfdna analysis of aqueous humor in retinoblastoma predicts eye salvage: The surrogate tumor biopsy for retinoblastoma. Mol Cancer Res. 2018 Nov;16(11):1701-1712.
  23. Hodgson NM, Campbell AA, Chang JR, Vizcaino A, Eberhart C, Pearl MS, McCulley TJ. Pituitary adenoma apoplexy of the orbit, diagnosis, and management with presurgical embolization. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Nov/Dec;34(6):e196-e197.
  24. Ju Y, Janga SR, Klinngam W, MacKay JA, Hawley D, Zoukhri D, Edman MC, Hamm-Alvarez SF. Nod and nor mice exhibit comparable development of lacrimal gland secretory dysfunction but nod mice have more severe autoimmune dacryoadenitis. Exp Eye Res. 2018 Nov;176:243-251.
  25. Klinngam W, Fu R, Janga SR, Edman MC, Hamm-Alvarez SF. Cathepsin s alters the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and mmp-9, partially through protease-activated receptor-2, in human corneal epithelial cells. Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Nov 9;19(11).
  26. Le BHA, Kim JW, Deng H, Rayess N, Jennelle RL, Zhou SY, Astrahan MA, Berry JL. Outcomes of choroidal melanomas treated with eye physics plaques: A 25-year review. Brachytherapy. 2018 Nov – Dec;17(6):981-989.
  27. Lee MD, Toy BC, Manche EE. Astigmatic outcomes in myopic wavefront-guided laser in situ keratomileusis versus wavefront-guided photorefractive keratectomy using vector analysis. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2018 Nov;44(11):1350-1354.
  28. Storey PP, Aziz HA, O’Keefe GAD, Borchert M, Lam LA, Puliafito CA, Olmos de Koo LC. Decreased severity of age-related macular degeneration in amblyopic eyes. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov;102(11):1575-1578.
  29. Thomas BB, Zhu D, Lin TC, Kim YC, Seiler MJ, Martinez-Camarillo JC, Lin B, Shad Y, Hinton DR, Humayun MS. A new immunodeficient retinal dystrophic rat model for transplantation studies using human-derived cells. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov;256(11):2113-2125.
  30. Torres-Netto EA, Kling S, Hafezi N, Vinciguerra P, Randleman JB, Hafezi F. Oxygen diffusion may limit the biomechanical effectiveness of iontophoresis-assisted transepithelial corneal cross-linking. J Refract Surg. 2018 Nov 1;34(11):768-774.
  31. Torres-Netto EA, Randleman JB, Hafezi NL, Hafezi F. Late-onset progression of keratoconus after therapy with selective tissue estrogenic activity regulator. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2018 Nov 14.
  32. Handa S, Saffari SE, Borchert M. Factors associated with lack of vision improvement in children with cortical visual impairment. J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Dec;38(4):429-433.
  33. Wang J, Aydogan DB, Varma R, Toga AW, Shi Y. Modeling topographic regularity in structural brain connectivity with application to tractogram filtering. Neuroimage. 2018 Dec;183:87-98.


  1. Powell D, Seabury S. Medical care spending and labor market outcomes: Evidence from workers’ compensation reforms. Am Econ Rev. 2018 Oct;108(10):2995-3027.
  2. Schilling KG, Nath V, Hansen C, Parvathaneni P, Blaber J, Gao Y, Neher P, Aydogan DB, Shi Y, Ocampo-Pineda M, Schiavi S, Daducci A, Girard G, Barakovic M, Rafael-Patino J, Romascano D, Rensonnet G, Pizzolato M, Bates A, Fischi E, Thiran JP, Canales-Rodriguez EJ, Huang C, Zhu H, Zhong L, Cabeen R, Toga AW, Rheault F, Theaud G, Houde JC, Sidhu J, Chamberland M, Westin CF, Dyrby TB, Verma R, Rathi Y, Irfanoglu MO, Thomas C, Pierpaoli C, Descoteaux M, Anderson AW, Landman BA. Limits to anatomical accuracy of diffusion tractography using modern approaches. Neuroimage. 2018 Oct 11;185:1-11.
  3. Sonderby IE, Gustafsson O, Doan NT, Hibar DP, Martin-Brevet S, Westlye LT, Jacquemont S, Djurovic S, Stefansson H, Stefansson K, Thompson PM, Andreassen OA. Dose response of the 16p11.2 distal copy number variant on intracranial volume and basal ganglia. Mol Psychiatry. 2018 Oct 3
  4. Sweeney MD, Kisler K, Montagne A, Toga AW, Zlokovic BV. The role of brain vasculature in neurodegenerative disorders. Nat Neurosci. 2018 Oct;21(10):1318-1331.
  5. Veitch DP, Weiner MW, Aisen PS, Beckett LA, Cairns NJ, Green RC, Harvey D, Jack CR, Jr., Jagust W, Morris JC, Petersen RC, Saykin AJ, Shaw LM, Toga AW, Trojanowski JQ. Understanding disease progression and improving alzheimer’s disease clinical trials: Recent highlights from the alzheimer’s disease neuroimaging initiative. Alzheimers Dement. 2018 Oct 12.
  6. Barisano G, Sepehrband F, Ma S, Jann K, Cabeen R, Wang DJ, Toga AW, Law M. Clinical 7 t mri: Are we there yet? A review about magnetic resonance imaging at ultra-high field. Br J Radiol. 2018 Nov 1:20180492.
  7. Chen LW, Sun D, Davis SL, Haswell CC, Dennis EL, Swanson CA, Whelan CD, Gutman B, Jahanshad N, Iglesias JE, Thompson P, Wagner HR, Saemann P, LaBar KS, Morey RA. Smaller hippocampal ca1 subfield volume in posttraumatic stress disorder. Depress Anxiety. 2018 Nov;35(11):1018-1029.
  8. Chen R, Jiang L, Zhang T, Matsuok T, Yamazaki M, Qian X, Lu G, Safari A, Zhu J, Shung KK, Ma T, Zhou Q. Eco-friendly highly sensitive transducers based on a new knn-ntk-fm lead-free piezoelectric ceramic for high-frequency biomedical ultrasonic imaging applications. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2018 Nov 19
  9. Couvy-Duchesne B, Strike LT, McMahon KL, de Zubicaray GI, Thompson PM, Martin NG, Medland SE, Wright MJ. A fast method for estimating statistical power of multivariate gwas in real case scenarios: Examples from the field of imaging genetics. Behav Genet. 2018 Nov 15
  10. Foo TKF, Laskaris E, Vermilyea M, Xu M, Thompson P, Conte G, Van Epps C, Immer C, Lee SK, Tan ET, Graziani D, Mathieu JB, Hardy CJ, Schenck JF, Fiveland E, Stautner W, Ricci J, Piel J, Park K, Hua Y, Bai Y, Kagan A, Stanley D, Weavers PT, Gray E, Shu Y, Frick MA, Campeau NG, Trzasko J, Huston J, 3rd, Bernstein MA. Lightweight, compact, and high-performance 3t mr system for imaging the brain and extremities. Magn Reson Med. 2018 Nov;80(5):2232-2245.
  11. Lyden P, Pryor KE, Coffey CS, Cudkowicz M, Conwit R, Jadhav A, Sawyer RN, Jr., Claassen J, Adeoye O, Song S, Hannon P, Rost NS, Hinduja A, Torbey M, Lee JM, Benesch C, Rippee M, Rymer M, Froehler MT, Haley EC, Johnson M, Yankey J, Magee K, Qidwai J, Levy H, Haacke EM, Fawaz M, Davis TP, Toga AW, Griffin JH, Zlokovic BV. Final results of the rhapsody trial: A multi-center, phase 2 trial using a continual reassessment method to determine the safety and tolerability of 3k3a-apc, a recombinant variant of human activated protein c, in combination with tissue plasminogen activator, mechanical thrombectomy or both in moderate to severe acute ischemic stroke. Ann Neurol. 2018 Nov 18
  12. Smit DJA, Wright MJ, Meyers JL, Martin NG, Ho YYW, Malone SM, Zhang J, Burwell SJ, Chorlian DB, de Geus EJC, Denys D, Hansell NK, Hottenga JJ, McGue M, van Beijsterveldt CEM, Jahanshad N, Thompson PM, Whelan CD, Medland SE, Porjesz B, Lacono WG, Boomsma DI. Genome-wide association analysis links multiple psychiatric liability genes to oscillatory brain activity. Hum Brain Mapp. 2018 Nov;39(11):4183-4195.
  13. Zhang Z, Chen R, Wang B, Zhang T, Su M, Liu R, Yang J, Cao X, Li Y, Zheng H, Shung KK, Humayun MS, Zhou Q, Qiu W. Development of a knn ceramic-based lead-free linear array ultrasonic transducer. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2018 Nov;65(11):2113-2120.
  14. Carass A, Cuzzocreo JL, Han S, Hernandez-Castillo CR, Rasser PE, Ganz M, Beliveau V, Dolz J, Ben Ayed I, Desrosiers C, Thyreau B, Romero JE, Coupe P, Manjon JV, Fonov VS, Collins DL, Ying SH, Onyike CU, Crocetti D, Landman BA, Mostofsky SH, Thompson PM, Prince JL. Comparing fully automated state-of-the-art cerebellum parcellation from magnetic resonance images. Neuroimage. 2018 Dec;183:150-172.
  15. Dennis EL, Babikian T, Giza CC, Thompson PM, Asarnow RF. Neuroimaging of the injured pediatric brain: Methods and new lessons. Neuroscientist. 2018 Dec;24(6):652-670.



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