Glaucoma pharmacology and physiology
Dr. Shan Fan is interested in clinical and animal studies on effects of glaucomatous disease process on fluid flow within the eye. Glaucoma has long been recognized as a leading cause of blindness in the United States and worldwide. Abnormalities in aqueous humor may elevate intraocular pressure (IOP) and high IOP is a major risk factor for the development of glaucoma. She and her collaborators are focusing on the aqueous humor dynamics studies and how different medications and drainage devices can be utilized to treat glaucoma. In addition to the study of glaucoma, she has also been involved in the study and development quantitative measurements of the distinct retinal layers, using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for evaluation of the retina in various animal models.
Lanzhou Medical School, Lanzhou, Gansu, P.R. China
Fellowship: The Eye Hospital of Tianjin, P.R. China
Visiting Physician: Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN
For a list of publications, see PubMed.