The Kaufman Lab

Exploring Glaucoma and Presbyopia

We study the physiology, pharmacology, anatomy, neural control and aging of the ocular aqueous humor formation and drainage system, the regulation of intraocular pressure, and the role of the extra-lenticular components of the accommodative apparatus in near focus and its loss with aging, in non-human primates.

We seek novel pathophysiological insights and therapies for glaucoma (a pressure-sensitive optic neuropathy that is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss worldwide) and presbyopia (the loss of the ability to focus on near objects and the world’s most common ocular affliction).