Glenn Jay Jaffe

Professor of Ophthalmology
Robert Machemer M.D. Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Division of Retinal Ophthalmology
Campus mail: Box 3802 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-4458

I have an active basic and clinical research program. I have been principal investigator on several funded clinical studies including investigations of an oral ganciclovir prodrug to treat CMV retinitis and a study to determine the safety of a cyclosporine sustained drug delivery implant in the treatment of uveitis. I am principal investigator of an ongoing multicenter trial of a fluocinolone sustained drug delivery implant to treat patients with severe uveitis and a trial of this same implant to treat diabetic macular edema. Recently, I have investigated the use of ultrasonography and optical coherence tomography to diagnose macular edema in a variety of ocular diseases. I have maintained an ongoing basic research program to test the hypothesis that cytokines are important in the development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy, an important intraocular wound healing disorder. Education: I am actively involved in resident and fellow education. I give lectures to residents and fellows on a variety of topics related to uveitis and vitreoretinal diseases and train fellows to perform vitreoretinal surgery. I train post-doctoral students and medical students to conduct clinically relevant research. I serve as a mentor for the Duke third year medical school research program. I have served on a yearly basis as course faculty at many national and international meetings.

Education and Training

  • University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, M.D. 1983

Selected Grants and Awards


Risk factors for postvitrectomy fibrin formation.

We prospectively studied 194 patients undergoing vitrectomy between July 1988 and April 1989 to determine the incidence of postvitrectomy intraocular fibrin formation and the association of a variety of preoperative and intraoperative variables wi