Our residents are afforded a wide variety of research opportunities in both the clinical and basic sciences. Our affiliation with the Center for Vision Science and close relationship with the world class UC Davis Veterinary School afford our residents unparalleled opportunities in translational and interdisciplinary collaboration. Our PGY-3 and PGY-4 residents present their research to our department and local ophthalmology colleagues at our annual Research Symposium each spring.

Recent Resident Publications

  • Bacorn C, Kim E, Lin LK. Eyelid abscess masking underlying sebaceous cell carcinoma. Orbit. 2020 Jun;39(3):212-216. doi: 10.1080/01676830.2019.1663885
  • Ling JJ, Kyrillos R, Burckart KA, Aldrich BT, Skeie JM, Schmidt GA, Conwell C, Ramirez T, Reed CR, Zimmerman MB, Greiner MA, Li JY. Optimizing Visualization of Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Tissue: Assessing the Impact of Trypan Blue Exposure on Stain Duration and Corneal Endothelial Cell Function. Cornea. 2020 Jul 27. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000002440.
  • Bacorn C, Kim E, Borowsky AD, Lin LK.  Previously undiagnosed neuroendocrine tumour mimicking breast cancer metastasis to the orbit. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 May 20;13(5):e234629. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-234629.
  • Bacorn C, Gokoffski KK, Lin LK. Clinical correlation recommended: accuracy of clinician versus radiologic interpretation of the imaging of orbital lesions. Orbit. 2020 Apr 13:1-5. doi: 10.1080/01676830.2020.1752742. 
  • Bacorn C, Fong NST, Lin LK. Misdiagnosis of Bell's palsy: Case series and literature review. Clin Case Rep. 2020 Apr 16;8(7):1185-1191. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.2832. eCollection 2020 Jul.
  • Bacorn C, Lin LK. Rare Signet Ring Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Colon Metastasis to the Orbit. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2020 Feb 25;2020:2940579. doi: 10.1155/2020/2940579. eCollection 2020.
  • Bacorn C, Lin LK. Large Orbital Pediatric Intraosseous Hemangioma. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2020 Jan 2;2020:5728691. doi: 10.1155/2020/5728691. eCollection 2020.
  • Ellis MP, Lent-Schochet D, Lo T, Yiu G. Emerging Concepts in the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy. Curr Diab Rep. 2019 Nov 20;19(11):137. doi: 10.1007/s11892-019-1276-5.
  • Ellis M, Yiu G. Conversion and spontaneous reversion of lamellar hole from full-thickness macular hole. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2019 Nov 13. doi: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000940
  • Ellis MP, Welch RJ, O'Hara MA. Irregular Ocular Vessels in an Infant. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2019 Nov 1;56(6):347. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20190805-01.
  • Hellman JB, Mahmood B, Lin LK. Safety and Efficacy of Resident-Performed Functional Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Nov/Dec;35(6):578-580. 
  • Hellman JB, Traynis I, Lin LK. Pembrolizumab and epacadostat induced fatal myocarditis and myositis presenting as a case of ptosis and ophthalmoplegia. Orbit. 2019 Jun;38(3):244-247. doi: 10.1080/01676830.2018.1490439.
  • Hellman JB, Lin LK. Right eyelid droop. Eur J Intern Med. 2019 Feb;60:e7-e8. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2018.07.004. Epub 2018 Jul 10. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2018.07.004.
  • Hellman JB, Kim E, Lin LK. Recurrent Bilateral Periorbital Swelling. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Dec 1;136(12):1406-1407. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.1856.
  • Berryman J, Moshiri A, Chang M. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia presenting as branch retinal artery occlusion and optic disc infiltration. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Oct 12;2018:bcr2018227691. 
  • Fang SY, Gandhi N, Satterfield D, O'Hara M. Strabismus surgery for Medicare-aged patients: more than a decade of insights. J AAPOS. 2018 Jun;22(3):170-173.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2017.12.017
  • Hellman JB, Strong EB, Lin LK. Retained Herrick Plug. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2018 May 24;9(2):283-286. doi: 10.1159/000488848.
  • Hellman JB, Lim MC, Leung KY, Blount CM, Yiu G. The impact of conversion to International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (ICD-10) on an academic ophthalmology practice. Clin Ophthalmol. 2018 May 18;12:949-956. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S161742.
  • Willoughby AS, Vuong VS, Cunefare D, Farsiu S, Noronha G, Danis RP, Yiu G. Choroidal Changes After Suprachoroidal Injection of Triamcinolone Acetonide in Eyes With Macular Edema Secondary to Retinal Vein Occlusion. Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 Feb;186:144-151. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2017.11.020
  • Hellman JB, Lin LK. Globe Luxation and Optic Nerve Avulsion by Dog Bite. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2018 Jan-Mar;11(1):60. doi: 10.4103/JETS.JETS_107_17.


UC Davis Eye Center Research Symposium 2019