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Human Microsurgery

We use evidence-based approaches to study and improve surgery for our patients. Once surgeons and scientists have a molecular target in their sights, numerous molecular drugs are available to them. These may involve enzymes, genes, antibodies, or chemicals. Eye surgeons can precisely and safely deliver any of these molecules near specific cells in the eye, avoiding the toxicity and issues associated with drugs taken by mouth or injected into the blood stream. Once delivered, patients can be observed noninvasively in the clinic using ultra-high-resolution cameras.

Projects

A multi-institution precision health consortium for collecting ophthalmic surgical samples.

We conducted laboratory and clinical studies on macular hole repair.

We conduct studies to develop safer, more efficient surgery in patients.

Evidence-based approaches for new surgical treatments and research to discover the molecular causes.

News

Jun 4 2019
Palo Alto, CA – Calling a disease orphan, or rare, can be misleading considering millions of Americans suffer from thousands of orphan diseases that are often serious or life threatening.
Jun 4 2019 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA – Calling a disease orphan, or rare, can be misleading considering millions of Americans suffer from thousands of orphan diseases that are often serious or life threatening.
Apr 19 2019 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA – Vinit Mahajan M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, is a vitreoretinal surgeon-scientist at Stanford’s Byers Eye Institute. He has performed vitreoretinal surgery for more than a decade and has published research papers on optimal surgical techniques.
Apr 19 2019 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA — Mahajan lab members Gabriel Velez and Teja Chemudupati presented their latest research on choroidal melanoma at the 2019 Inaugural Byers Young Investigator Research Conference. Research topics included clinical trials, digital health, and basic translational research. 
Mar 14 2019 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA — Vinit Mahajan, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Ophthalmology in Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology, believes that eye tissue

Publications

Comparison of microbiology and visual outcomes of patients undergoing small-gauge and 20-gauge vitrectomy for endophthalmitis., Almeida, David R. P., Chin Eric K., Shah Shaival S., Bakall Benjamin, Gehrs Karen M., H Boldt Culver, Russell Stephen R., Folk James C., and Mahajan Vinit B. , Clin Ophthalmol, 2016, Volume 10, p.167-72, (2016)
Management of Pediatric Aphakic Glaucoma With Vitrectomy and Tube Shunts., Elshatory, Yasser M., Gauger Elizabeth H., Kwon Young H., Alward Wallace L. M., H Boldt Culver, Russell Stephen R., and Mahajan Vinit B. , J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus, 2016 Nov 01, Volume 53, Issue 6, p.339-343, (2016)
Macular Hole Closure With Internal Limiting Membrane Abrasion Technique., Mahajan, Vinit B., Chin Eric K., Tarantola Ryan M., Almeida David R. P., Somani Riz, H Boldt Culver, Folk James C., Gehrs Karen M., and Russell Stephen R. , JAMA Ophthalmol, 2015 Jun, Volume 133, Issue 6, p.635-41, (2015)
Incomplete vitreomacular traction release using intravitreal ocriplasmin., Chin, Eric K., Almeida David R. P., Sohn Elliott H., H Boldt Culver, Mahajan Vinit B., Gehrs Karen M., Russell Stephen R., and Folk James C. , Case Rep Ophthalmol, 2014 Sep-Dec, Volume 5, Issue 3, p.455-62, (2014)
Dissection of human vitreous body elements for proteomic analysis., Skeie, Jessica M., and Mahajan Vinit B. , Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, 2011, Issue 47, (2011)