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Researcher: Paul Kaufman

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Areas of Expertise
  • Cellular and molecular immunology
  • Cornea and conjunctiva
  • Virology
  • Herpes infections
  • Trabecular meshwork cell biology
  • Retinal degeneration
  • Epidemiology
  • Nutritional biochemistry
  • Eye diseases
  • Occular oncology
  • Occular gene therapy
  • Human retinal development
  • Glaucoma
  • Presbyopia
  • Physiology, pharmacology, morphology, cell biology, genetic manipulation, neural control, biomechanics, and aging of the aqueous humor formation and drainage and accommodative mechanisms in the non-human primate to find therepies for human diseases
  • Pathophysiology and new therapies for the human diseases of glaucoma and presbyopia
Web Site Paul Kaufman's McPherson Eye Institute Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 7,196,062 - Method for treating glaucoma, issued March 2007.
  • 7,083,783 - Method for treating glaucoma, issued August 2006.
  • 6,586,425 - Cytoskeletal active agents for glaucoma therapy, issued July 2003.
  • 6,110,912 - Cytoskeletal active agents for glaucoma therapy, issued August 2000.
  • 5,798,380 - Cytoskeletal active agents for glaucoma therapy, issued August 1998.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20110059926 - Vitamin D compounds and methods for reducing Ocular Hypertension (OHT), published March 2011.
  • 20060271062 - Method for reducing the risk of posterior capsular opacification, published November 2006.
  • 20050261184 - Method for treating glaucoma, published November 2005.
  • 20050244378 - Method for treating glaucoma, published November 2005.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Accommodative movements of the lens/capsule and the strand that extends between the posterior vitreous zonule insertion zone & the lens equator, in relation to the vitreous face and aging. Croft MA, Heatley G, McDonald JP, Katz A, Kaufman PL. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2016 Jan;36(1):21-32. doi: 10.1111/opo.12256.

  • Anteriorly located zonular fibres as a tool for fine regulation in accommodation. Flügel-Koch CM, Croft MA, Kaufman PL, Lütjen-Drecoll E. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2016 Jan;36(1):13-20. doi: 10.1111/opo.12257. Epub 2015 Oct 21.

  • Extralenticular and lenticular aspects of accommodation and presbyopia in human versus monkey eyes. Croft MA, McDonald JP, Katz A, Lin TL, Lütjen-Drecoll E, Kaufman PL. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jul 26;54(7):5035-48. doi: 10.1167/iovs.12-10846.

  • Morphological alterations within the peripheral fixation of the iris dilator muscle in eyes with pigmentary glaucoma. Flügel-Koch CM, Tektas OY, Kaufman PL, Paulsen FP, Lütjen-Drecoll E. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Jun 17;55(7):4541-51. doi: 10.1167/iovs.13-13765.

View Paul Kaufman's publications at PubMed.
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-6074
Current University UW–Madison
Department Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Title Professor and Chair
Other Appointments Director, Glaucoma Services
Address Line 1 K4/430 Clinical Science Center
Address Line 2 600 Highland Avenue
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53792
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Other Degrees M.D., New York School of Medicine, 1967
Technologies Available for Licensing Vitamin D Compounds for the Treatment of Ocular Hypertension