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K. Thiran Jayasundera, MD, MS, FACS, FRCSC, FRANZCO

Paul R. Lichter Professor of Ophthalmic Genetics
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Associate Chair, Strategic Implementation

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Areas of Interest

Research Summary

Genotype-phenotype correlations of inherited retinal diseases, predictors of disease progression and outcome measures for therapeutic clinical trials

Clinical Interests

  • Diseases of the retina and vitreous including retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases, macular diseases, age-related macular degeneration, surgical management of complex retinal detachments, anti-angiogenic therapy and photodynamic therapy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of inherited retinal degenerative diseases, including Stargardt disease, retinitis pigmentosa variants, cone dystrophies and unusual retinal dystrophies requiring electrophysiological testing
  • Management of inflammatory diseases (uveitis) affecting the posterior segment: vitritis, pars planitis, retinitis and choroiditis

Subspecialty: Retina

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Honors & Awards

2018

  • Patent Issued, Automated Measurement of Changes in Retinal, Retinal Pigment Epithelial, or Choroidal Disease
  • Visiting Professor, University of Massachusetts

2017

  • Patent Issued, Systems and Methods for Diagnosing Inherited Retinal Diseases
  • Invited Speaker, Robert and Gerry Ligon Research Center of Vision Lectureship, Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University
  • A Phase 2a Multicenter, Randomized, Masked Study Evaluating the Pharmacodynamics of Emixustat Hydrochloride in Subjects with Macular Atrophy Secondary to Stargardt Disease – Chiltern International, Inc. / Acucela Inc.

Credentials

  • Medical School - University of Auckland, 2000
  • Residency - Ophthalmology, University of Auckland (Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists), 2007
  • Fellowships
    • Retinal Dystrophies, Uveitis and Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, 2009
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery and Medical Retinal Diseases, McGill University, 2011
  • MS - Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 2019

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