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
Brian Shafer, Nicole M. Fuerst, Mina Massaro-Giordano, Vincent Palladino, Taylor Givnish, Ilaria Macchi, Michael E. Sulewski, Stephen E. Orlin, and Vatinee Y. Bunya, MD: The use of self-retained, cryopreserved amniotic membrane for the treatment of Sjögren syndrome: a case series Digital Journal of Ophthalmology : 2019.
Szczotka-Flynn LB, Maguire MG, Ying GS, Lin MC, Bunya VY, Dana R, Asbell PA; for the Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM) Study Research Group.: Impact of Dry Eye on Visual Acuity and Contrast Sensitivity: Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study. Optom Vis Sci : 2019.
Daniel E, Maguire MG, Pistilli M, Bunya VY, Massaro-Giordano GM, Smith E, Kadakia PA, Asbell PA; Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM) Study Research Group.: Grading and baseline characteristics of meibomian glands in meibography images and their clinical associations in the Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM) study. The Ocular Surface : S1542-0124,2019.
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, 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 44 (2): S196-S201,2018.
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.
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 16 (4): 436-440,2018.
Asbell PA, Maguire MG, Peskin E, Bunya VY, Kuklinski EJ; Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM©) Study Research Group: Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM©) Study: Study Design and Baseline Characteristics Contemporary Clinical Trials 71 : 70-79,2018.
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 191 : 42-48,2018.
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 102 (8): 1011-1013,2018.
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