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
Yu K, Bunya V, Maguire M, Asbell P, Ying GS 4, Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study Research Group: Systemic Conditions Associated with Severity of Dry Eye Signs and Symptoms in the Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study Ophthalmology 128 (10): 1384-1392,2021.
John E Sutphin, Gui-Shuang Ying, Vatinee Y Bunya, Yinxi Yu, Meng C Lin, Kathleen McWilliams, Elizabeth Schmucker, Eric J Kuklinski, Penny A Asbell, Maureen G Maguire, Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM) Study Research Group: Correlation of Measures From the OCULUS Keratograph and Clinical Assessments of Dry Eye Disease in the Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study Cornea : 2021.
McCoy SS, Bartels CM, Saldanha IJ, Bunya VY, Akpek EK, Makara MA, Baer AN: National Sjögren's Foundation Survey: Burden of Oral and Systemic Involvement on Quality of Life J Rheumatol 48 (7): 1029-1036,2021.
Yu K, Ying GS, Vivino FB, Gonzales JA, Massaro-Giordano M, Bunya VY: Preliminary Screening Questionnaire for Sjögren's Syndrome in the Rheumatology Setting J Clin Rheumatol : 2021.
Barbieri JS, Bunya VY, Massaro-Giordano M, Margolis DJ.: Encounters and medication use for ocular surface disorders among patients treated with dupilumab: A cohort study JAAD Int 4 : 1-9,2021.
Kimberley Yu, Vatinee Bunya, Maureen Maguire, Penny Asbell, Gui-Shuang Ying, Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study Research Group: Systemic Conditions Associated with Severity of Dry Eye Signs and Symptoms in the Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study Ophthalmology S0161-6420 (21): 00235-9,2021.
Linaburg T, Choi D, Bunya VY, Massaro-Giordano M, Briceño CA: Systematic Review: Effects of Pterygium and Pingueculum on the Ocular Surface and Efficacy of Surgical Excision. Cornea 40 (2): 258-267,2021.
Bunya VY, Maguire MG, Akpek EK, Massaro-Giordano M, Hennessy S, Vivino FB, Gonzales JA, Baer AN, Ying GS: A New Screening Questionnaire to Identify Patients With Dry Eye With a High Likelihood of Having Sjögren Syndrome. Cornea 40 (2): 179-187,2021.
Elisabeth A Gebreegziabher, Vatinee Y Bunya, Alan N Baer, Richard C Jordan, Esen K Akpek, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer, Lindsey A Criswell, Caroline H Shiboski, Thomas M Lietman, John A Gonzales: Neuropathic Pain in the Eyes, Body, and Mouth: Insights from the Sjögren's International Collaborative Clinical Alliance Pain Pract : 2021.
Elisabeth Gebreegziabher et al: Associations Between Smoking & Sjögren’s Syndrome Classification Using Sjögren’s International Collaborative Clinical Alliance (SICCA) Cohort ACR Open Rheumatology : 2021.
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