Recent Publications


  • Gabriella Maria Fernandes-Cunha, Lucia G. Brunel, Alejandro Arboleda, Alyssa Manche, Youngyoon Amy Seo, Caitlin Logan, Fang Chen, Sarah C. Heilshorn, and David Myung. Collagen Gels Crosslinked by Photoactivation of Riboflavin for the Repair and Regeneration of Corneal Defects. ACS Applied Bio Materials, Articles ASAP. 2023 May 1.


  • Cui, K. W., Myung, D. J., Fuller, G. G. Tear Film Stability as a Function of Tunable Mucin Concentration Attached to Supported Lipid Bilayers. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B2022, DOI 10.1021/acs.jpcb.2c04154AJ 
  • Logan, C. M., Fernandes-Cunha, G. M., Chen, F., Le, P., Mundy, D., Na, K. S., Myung, D. In Situ-forming Collagen Hydrogels Crosslinked by Multifunctional Polyethylene Glycol as a Matrix Therapy for Corneal Defects: 2-Month Follow-Up In Vivo. Cornea2022, DOI 10.1097/ICO.0000000000003104


Mun J, Kim TY, Myung D, Hahn SK. Smart contact lens containing hyaluronate–rose bengal conjugate for biophotonic myopia vision correction. Biomaterials Science. 2022, In Press


Khan NC, Perera C, Dow ER, Chen KM, Mahajan VB, Mruthyunjaya P, Do DV, Leng T, Myung D. Predicting Systemic Health Features from Retinal Fundus Images Using Transfer-Learning-Based Artificial Intelligence Models. Diagnostics. 2022; 12(7):1714. 


Park SK, Ha M, Kim EJ, Seo YA, Lee HJ, Myung D, Kim HS, Na KS. Hyaluronic acid hydrogels crosslinked via blue light-induced thiol-ene reaction for the treatment of rat corneal alkali burn. Regenerative Therapy, 2022 Mar 30;20:51-60. doi: 10.1016/j.reth.2022.03.005. PMID: 35402662; PMCID: PMC8971597.


Kim SK, Lee GH, Jeon C, Han HH, Kim SJ, Mok JW, Joo CK, Shin S, Sim JY, Myung D, Bao Z, Hahn SK. Bimetallic Nanocatalysts Immobilized in Nanoporous Hydrogels for Long-Term Robust Continuous Glucose Monitoring of Smart Contact Lens. Adv Mater. 2022 May;34(18):e2110536. doi: 10.1002/adma.202110536. Epub 2022 Mar 13. PMID: 35194844.


Blumenkranz MS, Tarver ME, Myung D, Eydelman MB; Collaborative Community on Ophthalmic Imaging Executive Committee. The Collaborative Community on Ophthalmic Imaging: Accelerating Global Innovation and Clinical Utility. Ophthalmology. 2022 Feb;129(2):e9-e13. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2021.10.001. Epub 2021 Nov 10. PMID: 34774340.


Hung JY, Chen KW, Perera C, Chiu HK, Hsu CR, Myung D, Luo AC, Fuh CS, Liao SL, Kossler AL. An Outperforming Artificial Intelligence Model to Identify Referable Blepharoptosis for General Practitioners. Journal of Personalized Medicine, 2022 Feb 15;12(2):283. doi: 10.3390/jpm12020283. PMID: 35207771; PMCID: PMC8877622.


Madl AC, Liu C, Cirera-Salinas D, Fuller GG, Myung D. A Mucin-Deficient Ocular Surface Mimetic Platform for Interrogating Drug Effects on Biolubrication, Antiadhesion Properties, and Barrier Functionality. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2022 Apr 27;14(16):18016-18030. doi: 10.1021/acsami.1c22280. Epub 2022 Apr 13. PMID: 35416028; PMCID: PMC9052192.


Kim DG, Webel AD, Blumenkranz MS, Kim Y, Yang JH, Yu SY, Kwak HW, Palanker D, Toy B, Myung D. A Smartphone-Based Near-Vision Testing System: Design, Accuracy, and Reproducibility Compared With Standard Clinical Measures. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2022 Feb;53(2):79-84. doi: 10.3928/23258160-20220121-05. Epub 2022 Feb 1. PMID: 35148218. 



Fernandes-Cunha GM, Jeong SH, Logan CM, Le P, Mundy D, Chen F, Chen KM, Kim M, Lee GH, Na KS, Hahn SK, and Myung D. Supramolecular host-guest hyaluronic acid hydrogels enhance corneal wound healing through dynamic spatiotemporal effects. The Ocular Surface, 2021 Sep 16:S1542-0124(21)00101-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jtos.2021.09.002. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34537415.


Kim DG, Webel A, Blumenkranz MS, Kim Y, Yang JH, Yu SY, Palanker D, Toy B, and Myung D. A Smartphone-based Near Vision Testing System: Design, Accuracy, and Reproducibility Compared with Standard Clinical Measures, OSLI Retina, 2021. In Press.


Chen F, Bian M, Nahmou M, Myung D, and Goldberg JL. Fusogenic Liposome-Enhanced Cytosolic Delivery of Magnetic Nanoparticles. RSC Advances, 2021; 11 (57): 35796-35805


Le, P., Chen, F., Myung, D. Development of Simple Inner-Stopper Guarded Trephine to Create Consistent Keratectomy Wounds in Rodents. Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research 2021. In Press.  


Liu TYA, Wei J, Zhu H, Subramanian PS, Myung D, Yi PH, Hui FK, Unberath M, Ting DSW, Miller NR. Detection of Optic Disc Abnormalities in Color Fundus Photographs Using Deep Learning. J Neuroophthalmol. 2021 Sep 1;41(3):368-374. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000001358. PMID: 34415271.


Kim TY, Shin S, Choi H, Jeong SH, Myung D, and Hahn SK. Smart Contact Lens with Integrated Transparent Silver Nanowire Sensor for Continuous Intraocular Pressure Monitoring. ACS Applied Biomaterials, 2021. In Press.  


Liu C, Madl AC, Cirera-Salinas D, Kress W, Straube F, Myung D, and Fuller GG. Mucin-like Glycoproteins Modulate Interfacial Properties of a Mimetic Ocular Epithelial Surface. Advanced Science, 2021. In Press.


Na KS, Fernandes-Cunha GM, Blanco Varela I, Lee HJ, Seo YA, and Myung D. Effect of mesenchymal stem cells encapsulated within in situ forming PEG-collagen hydrogels on alkali burns in a corneal organ culture model, Cytotherapy, 2021. Mar 19;S1465-3249(21)00034-7. PMID: 33752960 


Idriss BR, Tran TM, Atwine D, Chang RT, Myung D, Onyango J. Smartphone-Based Ophthalmic Imaging Compared to Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment of Vertical Cup-to-Disc Ratio among Adults in Southwestern Uganda, Journal of Glaucoma, 2021, Mar 1;30(3):e90-e98. PMID: 33394852


Hung JY, Perera C, Chen KW, Myung D, Chiu HK, Fuh CS, Hsu CR, Liao SL, Kossler AL. A deep learning approach to identify blepharoptosis by convolutional neural networks. International journal of medical informatics, 2021; 148: 104402 


Na K, Fernandes-Cunha G, Seo A, Blanco-Varela I, Lee H, and Myung D. Effect of mesenchymal stem cells encapsulated within in situ forming PEG-collagen hydrogels on alkali burned-corneas in an ex vivo organ culture model. Cytotherapy. 2021; In Press.


Chen F, Buickians D, Le P, Mundy DC, Xia X, Montague-Alamin SQ, Blanco I, Logan CM, and Myung D. 3D Printable, Modified Trephine Designs for Consistent Anterior Lamellar Keratectomy Wounds in Rabbits. Current Eye Research, 2021. In Press.


Chun YH, Park SK, Kim EJ, Lee HJ, Kim H, Koh WG, Cunha GF, Myung D, Na KS. In vivo biocompatibility evaluation of in situ-forming polyethylene glycol-collagen hydrogels in corneal defects. Sci Rep. 2021 Dec 13;11(1):23913. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-03270-3. PMID: 34903788; PMCID: PMC8668970.



Sayadi JJ, Lam H, Lin CC, and Myung D. Management of Acute Corneal Hydrops with Intracameral Gas Injections. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, 2020 In Press. 


Hull SM, Lindsay C, Shiwarski DJ, Tashman JW, Myung D, Feinberg AW, and Heilshorn SC. 3D Bioprinting using UNIversal Orthogonal Network (UNION) Bioinks. Advanced Functional Materials, 2020, Vol. 20: 100994. 


Fernandes-Cunha G, Chen K, Chen F, Le P, Han JH, Mahajan LA, Lee HJ, Na KS, Myung DIn situ-forming collagen hydrogel crosslinked via multi-functional PEG as a matrix therapy for corneal defects. Scientific Reports. 2020, 7;10(1):16671. PMID: 33028837


Ludwig C, Perera C, Myung D, Smith S, Chang R, and Leng T. Automatic Identification of Referral-Warranted Diabetic Retinopathy using Deep Learning on Mobile Phone Images. Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST), 2020, In Press.


Idriss BR, Tran TM, Atwine D, Chang RT, Myung D, Onyango J. Smartphone-Based Ophthalmic Imaging Compared to Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment of Vertical Cup-to-Disc Ratio among Adults in Southwestern Uganda, Journal of Glaucoma, 2020, In Press.


Chen F, Peng S, de la Zerda A, Jokerst JV, and Myung D. Gold nanoparticles to enhance ophthalmic imaging, Biomaterials Science, 2020. In Press.


Madl A, Fuller G, and Myung D. Modeling and Restoring the Ocular Surface Lubrication. Current Ophthalmology Reports2020 (8), pp. 281–300(2020)


Brodie F, Repka M, Burns SA, Prakalapakorn SG, Morse C, Schuman JS, Duenas MD, Afshari N, Pollack JS, Thorne J, Vitale A, Nida Sen H, Myung D, Blumenkranz MS, Tu, E, Hammer D, Tarver M, Cunningham B, Kagemann L, Sadda SV, Sarraf D, Jaffe GJ, and Eydelman M, Development, Validation and Innovation in Ophthalmic Laser Based Imaging: Report from an FDA co-sponsored forum. JAMA Ophthalmology, 2020 Nov 19. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.4994. Online ahead of print.  PMID: 33211074


Han Y, Pan C, Leung LS, Blumenkranz M, Myung D, and Toy B. Comparison of Telemedicine Screening of Diabetic Retinopathy by Mydriatic Smartphone-Based and NonMydriatic Table-Top Camera-Based Fundus Imaging. Journal of Vitreoretinal Diseases, Oct 2020.


Rosenblatt TR, Myung D, Fischbein, Steinberg GK, and Kossler A.  Microsurgical Resection of an Orbital Arterovenous Malformation with Intraoperative Digital Subtraction Angiography. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sept. 2020. EPub ahead of print. PMID: 32976328


Veerappan-Paricha M, Jelks A, Myung D, and Pan C. Nonmydriatic Photographic Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy in Pregnant Patients with Preexisting Diabetes in a Safety Net Population: 1 Year Results from the Diabetic Retinopathy in Pregnant Patients (DRIPP) Study. Women’s Health Reports, Oct 2020. 1(1)  pp. 436-443.


Sayadi J, Ta CN, Myung D. “Anatomy and Physiology of the Cornea and Sensory Nerves.”  Book chapter in Techniques in Corneal Neurotization, Edited by IM Leyngold, AL Kossler, MT Yen, 2020. Quality Medical Publishing


Chen F, Le P, Fernandes-Cunha GM, Heilshorn SC, and Myung D. Bio-orthogonally crosslinked hyaluronate-collagen hydrogel for suture-free corneal defect repair. Biomaterials, 2020. In Press.


Chen F, Le P, Lai K, Fernandes-Cunha GM, and Myung D. Simultaneous Interpenetrating Polymer Network of Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid as an In Situ-Forming Corneal Defect Filler.  Chemistry of Materials, 2020, In Press.


Madl AC, Madl CM, Myung D. Injectable Cucurbit[8]uril-Based Supramolecular Gelatin Hydrogels for Cell Encapsulation. ACS Macro Letters. 2020; 9:619-626.


Lai KY, Pathipati MP, Blumenkranz MS, Leung LS, Moshfeghi DM, Toy BC, and Myung D. Assessment of eye disease and visual impairment in the nursing home population using mobile health technology.  OSLI Retina, 2020, In Press.


Keum DH, Kim SK, Koo JH, Lee GH, Jeon C, Mok JW, Mun BH, Lee KJ, Kamrani E, Joo CK, Shin S, Sim JY, Myung D, Yun SH, Bao Z, Hahn SK. Wireless Smart Contact Lens for Diabetic Diagnosis and Therapy. Science Advances. 2020 April; 6(17):1-13.


Lee GH, Moon H, Kim H, Kwon W, Yoo SH, Myung D, Yu SK, Bao Z, Hahn SK. Multifunctional Materials for Implantable and Wearable Photonic Healthcare Devices. Nature Reviews Materials. 2020; 5:149-165.


Collon S, Chang D, Hong, K, Tabin G, Ruit S, Myung D, and Thapa S. Utility and feasibility of teleophthalmology using a smartphone-based ophthalmic camera in village screening camps in Nepal.  Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology2020, Jan-Feb;9(1): 54-58. doi: 10.1097/ PMID:31990747



Carter K, Lee HJ, Na KS, Fernandez-Cunha G, Blanco I, Djalilian AR, and Myung D. Characterizing the impact of 2D and 3D culture conditions on the therapeutic effects of human mesenchymal stem cells on corneal wound healing in vitro and ex vivo.  Acta Biomaterialia, 2019, 9, pp. 247-257; PMID:31539656

Fernandes-Cunha F, Na KS, Putra I, Lee HJ, Hull S, Cheng YC, Blanco IJ, Eslani M, Djalilian AR, and Myung D.  Corneal Wound Healing Effects of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Secretome Delivered within a Viscoelastic Gel Carrier. Stem Cells Translational Medicine, 2019; 8(5), pp. 478-489.


Hong K, Collon S, Chang D, Thakalli S, Welling J, Oliva M, Peralta P, Gurung R, Ruit S, Tabin G, Myung D, and Thapa S. Teleophthalmology through handheld mobile devices: a pilot study in rural Nepal, Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine, 2019, 8(1), pp. 1–10


Bodnar ZM, Schuchard R, Myung D, Tarver ME, Blumenkranz M, Afshari NA, Humayun, MS, Morse C, Nischal K, Repka MX, Sprunger D, Trese M, and Eydelman M.  Evaluating New Ophthalmic Digital Devices for Safety and Effectiveness in the Context of Rapid Technological Development. JAMA Ophthalmology, 2019, 137(8):939-944. PMID: 31169870



Lee HJ, Fernandes-Cunha G, Na KS, Hull SM, and Myung D. Bio-orthogonally Crosslinked, In Situ-forming Corneal Stromal Tissue Substitute. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2018,7(19)


Lee HJ, Fernandes-Cunha G, and Myung D.  In Situ-Forming Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel through Visible Light-Induced Thiol-Ene Reaction. Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2018. 131, pp. 29-35.



Mercado C, Welling J, Oliva M, Li, J, Gurung R, Ruit S, Tabin G, Chang D, Thapa S, and Myung D. Clinical Application of a Smartphone-Based Ophthalmic Camera Adapter in Under-Resourced Settings in Nepal. Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine, 2017. 6(3) pp. 34-42.


Fernandes-Cunha G, Lee HJ, Kumar A, Kreymerman A, Heilshorn S, Myung D. Immobilization of Growth Factors to Collagen Surfaces Using Pulsed Visible Light. Biomacromolecules, 2017. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b00838


Lee HJ, Fernandes-Cunha G, Putra I, Koh WG, Myung D. Tethering Growth Factors to Collagen Surfaces Using Copper-free Click Chemistry: Surface Characterization and In Vitro Biological Response. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2017. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b05262



Toy B, Myung D, He L, Pan C, Chang R, Polkinhorne A, Merrell D, Foster D, Blumenkranz M.   Smartphone Ophthalmoscopy Adapter as an Inexpensive Screening Tool to Detect Referral-Warranted Diabetic Retinopathy. Retina2016, Vol 36 Issue 5: 1000-1008.