Description of Research Expertise:
Dr. Bunya has extensive experience in the study of dry eye and diseases that affect the ocular surface and eyelids. She also has a special interest in the study of Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that classically causes dry eye and dry mouth. Dr. Bunya has been the principal investigator for several dry eye clinical trials. She currently is working to develop better ways to measure dry eye and to screen patients for Sjogren's syndrome.
Dry eye, Sjogren's syndrome, meibomian gland dysfunction
Seo S, Byun WYm Alisafaei F, Georgescu A, Yi Y, Massaro-Giordano M, Shenoy VB, Lee V, Bunya VYm, Huh DD.: Multiscale reverse engineering of the human ocular surface Nature Medicine : 2019.
Bunya VY, Ying GS, Maguire MG, Kuklinski E, Lin MC, Peskin E, Asbell PA; DREAM Study Research Group.: Prevalence of Novel Candidate Sjogren Syndrome Autoantibodies in the Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM) Study. Cornea 37 (11): 1425-1430,2018.
Asbell PA, et al.: Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM©) Study: Study Design and Baseline Characteristics Contemporary Clinical Trials : 2018.
Macchi I, Bunya VY, Massaro-Giordano M, Stone RA, Maguire MG, Zheng Y, Chen M, Gee J, Smith E, Daniel E: A New Scale for the Assessment of Conjunctival Bulbar Redness The Ocular Surface : 2018.
Gonzales JA, Chou A, Rose-Nussbaumer JR, Bunya VY, Criswell LA, Shiboski CH, Lietman TM: How Are Ocular Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eye Associated with Depression in Women with and without Sjögren's Syndrome? American Journal of Ophthalmology : 2018.
O’Neil EC, Huang J, Suhler EB, Dunn JP, Perez VL, Gritz DC, McWilliams K, Peskin E, Ying GS, Bunya V, Maguire MG, Kempen JH.: Iontophoretic Delivery of Dexamethasone Phosphate for Non-infectious, Non-necrotizing Anterior Scleritis, Dose-Finding Clinical Trial. Brit J Ophthalmol, in press. British Journal of Ophthalmology : 2018.
Shiboski CH, Baer AN, Shiboski SC, Lam M, Challacombe S, Lanfranchi HE, Schiødt M, Shirlaw P, Srinivasan M, Umehara H, Vivino FB, Akpek E, Bunya V, Vollenweider CF, Greenspan JS, Daniels TE, Criswell LA; Sjögren's International Collaborative Clinical Alliance (SICCA) Research Groups: Natural history and Predictors of Progression to Sjögren's Syndrome Among Participants of the SICCA registry. Arthritis Care Research 70 (2): 284-294,2018.
Bunya VY, Fernandez KB, Ying GS, Massaro-Giordano M, Macchi I, Sulewski ME, Hammersmith KM, Nagra PK, Rapuano CJ, Orlin SE.: Survey of Ophthalmologists Regarding Practice Patterns for Dry Eye and Sjogren Syndrome.
Eye Contact Lens Epub ahead of print : 2018.
Bunya VY, Chen M, Zheng Y, Massaro-Giordano M, Gee J, Daniel E, O'Sullivan R, Smith E, Stone RA, Maguire MG: Development and Evaluation of Semiautomated Quantification of Lissamine Green Staining of the Bulbar Conjunctiva From Digital Image JAMA Ophthalmology 135 (10): 1078-1085,2017.
Bunya VY, Iwabe S, Macchi I, Massaro-Giordano M, Pistilli M, Aguirre GD: Tolerability of Topical Tocilizumab Eyedrops in Dogs: A Pilot Study Journal Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics 33 (7): 519-524,2017.
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