Sanjay Girdhari Asrani

Professor of Ophthalmology
Campus mail: Box 3802 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-8656

Research Focus:
· Development of new imaging technology for the early diagnosis of glaucoma using SD OCT to image retinal ganglion cells and trabecular meshwork and Schlemm's canal.

· Detection and importance of fluctuations of intraocular pressure and ways to decrease such fluctuation.

· Development of intraocular pressure sensor for telemetric eye pressure measurement

· Research into the causes and prevention of glaucoma in children particularly in pediatric aphakia and pseudophakia.

Research Projects:
1. Development and testing of a new glaucoma drainage device
2. Schlemm's canal and trabecular meshwork imaging in narrow angle glaucoma
3. IOP fluctuations in different types of glaucoma and the effects of laser
4. Retinal thickness measurements in glaucoma suspect children
5. Retinal thickness mapping for diagnosis of glaucoma, ocular hypertension and glaucoma suspects.

Education and Training

  • Seth G.S. Medical College (India), M.B.B.S. 1988


Microcystic Macular Changes in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.

To describe microcystic macular changes in patients with moderate to advanced primary open-angle glaucoma.Eleven eyes of 6 unrelated patients were retrospectively identified based on a disproportionately preserved macular thickness on optical cohe

Ocular Biometrics of Myopic Eyes With Narrow Angles

The purpose of this study was to compare the ocular biometrics between myopic patients with and without narrow angles.Patients with a stable myopic refraction (myopia worse than -1.00 D spherical equivalent) were prospectively recruited.