David Sretavan, MD, PhD

Title(s)Professor Emeritus, Ophthalmology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane, #462E
San Francisco CA 94158
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    McGill UniversityB.Sc. Honors1980Physiology
    Stanford UniversityM.D.1987Medicine
    Stanford UniversityPh.D.1987Neurobiology
    Rockefeller UniversityPostdoctoral Research1990Laboratory of Neurobiology
    University of California San FranciscoPostdoctoral Research1992HHMI

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    Intraocular Pressure Sensing Using Light
    NIH R01EY024582Dec 1, 2015 - Nov 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Microscale Axon Repair As A Novel Paradigm For Nerve Injuries
    NIH R01NS062690Jul 15, 2008 - Dec 30, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Axon Guidance Molecules and Optic Nerve Disease
    NIH R03EY016691Aug 1, 2005 - Jul 31, 2008
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Enhanced Axon Sparing In Glaucoma Through Augmentation Of EphB/ephrin B Signaling
    NIH R01EY010688Jul 1, 1994 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    P30 - Core Grant for Vision Research
    NIH P30EY002162Dec 1, 1977 - Jun 30, 2024
    Role: Co-Investigator
    California National Primate Research Center
    NIH P51RR000169Jun 1, 1975 - Apr 30, 2015
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Endothelial Cell Loss Following Cataract Surgery Using Continuous Curvilinear Capsulorhexis or Precision Pulse Capsulotomy. Clin Ophthalmol. 2023; 17:1701-1708. Vital MC, Jong KY, Trinh CE, Starck T, Sretavan D. PMID: 37346471; PMCID: PMC10281278.
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    2. Automated precision pulse capsulotomy vs manual capsulorhexis in white cataracts: reduction in procedural time and resource utilization. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2023 04 01; 49(4):392-399. Ifantides C, Sretavan D. PMID: 36729849.
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    3. Use of P1-P4 Purkinje reflections as a surrogate sign for intraoperative patient fixation. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2021 Dec 01; 47(12):e60-e65. Thompson V, Holladay J, Sretavan D. PMID: 34486578.
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    4. Precision pulse capsulotomy: performance metrics and utility in routine and complex cases. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2020 Nov; 46(11):1522-1529. Ifantides C, Lee J, Rouweyha R, Vital M, Sretavan D. PMID: 32675651.
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    5. Fabry-Pérot optical sensor and portable detector for monitoring high-resolution ocular hemodynamics. IEEE Photonics Technol Lett. 2019 Mar 15; 31(6):423-426. Lee JO, Narasimhan V, Balakrishna A, Smith MR, Du J, Sretavan D, Choo H. PMID: 31772487; PMCID: PMC6879107.
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    6. Multifunctional biophotonic nanostructures inspired by the longtail glasswing butterfly for medical devices. Nat Nanotechnol. 2018 06; 13(6):512-519. Narasimhan V, Siddique RH, Lee JO, Kumar S, Ndjamen B, Du J, Hong N, Sretavan D, Choo H. PMID: 29713074; PMCID: PMC5992053.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 16     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    7. A microscale optical implant for continuous in vivo monitoring of intraocular pressure. Microsyst Nanoeng. 2017; 3:17057. Lee JO, Park H, Du J, Balakrishna A, Chen O, Sretavan D, Choo H. PMID: 31057882; PMCID: PMC6445001.
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    8. Real-Time In Vivo Intraocular Pressure Monitoring using an Optomechanical Implant and an Artificial Neural Network. IEEE Sens J. 2017; 17(22):7394-7404. Kim KH, Lee JO, Du J, Sretavan D, Choo H. PMID: 29422780; PMCID: PMC5798645.
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    9. Intraocular Sensors: Biocompatible Multifunctional Black-Silicon for Implantable Intraocular Sensor (Adv. Healthcare Mater. 4/2017). Advanced Healthcare Materials. 2017 Feb 1; 6(4). Lee LJ, Narasimhan NV, Du DJ, Ndjamen NB, Sretavan SD, Choo CH. .
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    10. Biocompatible Multifunctional Black-Silicon for Implantable Intraocular Sensor. Adv Healthc Mater. 2017 Feb; 6(4). Lee JO, Narasimhan V, Du J, Ndjamen B, Sretavan D, Choo H. PMID: 28081305; PMCID: PMC5522682.
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    11. Regulation of axon regeneration by the RNA repair and splicing pathway. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Jun; 18(6):817-25. Song Y, Sretavan D, Salegio EA, Berg J, Huang X, Cheng T, Xiong X, Meltzer S, Han C, Nguyen TT, Bresnahan JC, Beattie MS, Jan LY, Jan YN. PMID: 25961792; PMCID: PMC4446171.
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    12. Ectopic vesicular glutamate release at the optic nerve head and axon loss in mouse experimental glaucoma. J Neurosci. 2012 Nov 07; 32(45):15859-76. Fu CT, Sretavan DW. PMID: 23136425; PMCID: PMC3752140.
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    13. Rabbit models for continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis instruction. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Jul; 38(7):1266-70. Ruggiero J, Keller C, Porco T, Naseri A, Sretavan DW. PMID: 22727296; PMCID: PMC3383622.
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    14. Involvement of EphB/Ephrin-B signaling in axonal survival in mouse experimental glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Jan 05; 53(1):76-84. Fu CT, Sretavan D. PMID: 22064993; PMCID: PMC3292385.
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    15. Axon repair: surgical application at a subcellular scale. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Nanomed Nanobiotechnol. 2010 Mar-Apr; 2(2):151-61. Chang WC, Hawkes E, Keller CG, Sretavan DW. PMID: 20101712; PMCID: PMC3150872.
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    16. Axonal/glial upregulation of EphB/ephrin-B signaling in mouse experimental ocular hypertension. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Feb; 51(2):991-1001. Fu CT, Tran T, Sretavan D. PMID: 19815726; PMCID: PMC2868457.
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    17. Laser-induced ocular hypertension in albino CD-1 mice. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Feb; 51(2):980-90. Fu CT, Sretavan D. PMID: 19815738; PMCID: PMC2868470.
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    18. Single cell and neural process experimentation using laterally applied electrical fields between pairs of closely apposed microelectrodes with vertical sidewalls. Biosens Bioelectron. 2009 Aug 15; 24(12):3600-7. Chang WC, Sretavan DW. PMID: 19535240; PMCID: PMC2907170.
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    19. Microtechnology and nanotechnology in nerve repair. Neurol Res. 2008 Dec; 30(10):1053-62. Chang WC, Kliot M, Sretavan DW. PMID: 19079980.
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    20. Novel high-resolution micropatterning for neuron culture using polylysine adsorption on a cell repellant, plasma-polymerized background. Langmuir. 2008 Nov 18; 24(22):13048-57. Chang WC, Sretavan DW. PMID: 18925765; PMCID: PMC2767107.
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    21. Upregulation of EphB2 and ephrin-B2 at the optic nerve head of DBA/2J glaucomatous mice coincides with axon loss. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007 Dec; 48(12):5567-81. Du J, Tran T, Fu C, Sretavan DW. PMID: 18055806.
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    22. In vivo use of a nanoknife for axon microsurgery. Neurosurgery. 2007 Oct; 61(4):683-91; discussion 691-2. Chang WC, Hawkes EA, Kliot M, Sretavan DW. PMID: 17986929.
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    23. Microtechnology in medicine: the emergence of surgical microdevices. Clin Neurosurg. 2007; 54:137-47. Chang WC, Sretavan DW. PMID: 18504911.
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    24. Eph/ephrin signaling as a potential therapeutic target after central nervous system injury. Curr Pharm Des. 2007; 13(24):2507-18. Du J, Fu C, Sretavan DW. PMID: 17692019.
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    25. EphB3: an endogenous mediator of adult axonal plasticity and regrowth after CNS injury. J Neurosci. 2006 Mar 22; 26(12):3087-101. Liu X, Hawkes E, Ishimaru T, Tran T, Sretavan DW. PMID: 16554460; PMCID: PMC6674090.
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    26. Optic nerve formation. Retinal Development. 2006 Jan 1; 150-171. Sretavan SD. .
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    27. Isolation of neuronal substructures and precise neural microdissection using a nanocutting device. J Neurosci Methods. 2006 Apr 15; 152(1-2):83-90. Chang WC, Keller CG, Sretavan DW. PMID: 16253341.
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    28. Microscale surgery on single axons. Neurosurgery. 2005 Oct; 57(4):635-46; discussion 635-46. Sretavan DW, Chang W, Hawkes E, Keller C, Kliot M. PMID: 16239875.
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    29. Microscale Surgery on Single Axons. Neurosurgery. 2005 Oct 1; 57(4):635-646. Sretavan SD, Chang CW, Hawkes HE, Keller KC, Kliot KM. .
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    30. Semaphorin 5A is a bifunctional axon guidance cue regulated by heparan and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans. Neuron. 2004 Dec 16; 44(6):961-75. Kantor DB, Chivatakarn O, Peer KL, Oster SF, Inatani M, Hansen MJ, Flanagan JG, Yamaguchi Y, Sretavan DW, Giger RJ, Kolodkin AL. PMID: 15603739.
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    31. An oligodendrocyte lineage-specific semaphorin, Sema5A, inhibits axon growth by retinal ganglion cells. J Neurosci. 2004 May 26; 24(21):4989-99. Goldberg JL, Vargas ME, Wang JT, Mandemakers W, Oster SF, Sretavan DW, Barres BA. PMID: 15163691; PMCID: PMC6729380.
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    32. L1/Laminin modulation of growth cone response to EphB triggers growth pauses and regulates the microtubule destabilizing protein SCG10. J Neurosci. 2004 Feb 25; 24(8):1976-86. Suh LH, Oster SF, Soehrman SS, Grenningloh G, Sretavan DW. PMID: 14985440; PMCID: PMC6730397.
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    33. Ganglion cell axon pathfinding in the retina and optic nerve. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2004 Feb; 15(1):125-36. Oster SF, Deiner M, Birgbauer E, Sretavan DW. PMID: 15036215.
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    34. FAK deficiency in cells contributing to the basal lamina results in cortical abnormalities resembling congenital muscular dystrophies. Neuron. 2003 Oct 30; 40(3):501-14. Beggs HE, Schahin-Reed D, Zang K, Goebbels S, Nave KA, Gorski J, Jones KR, Sretavan D, Reichardt LF. PMID: 14642275; PMCID: PMC2758566.
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    35. Connecting the eye to the brain: the molecular basis of ganglion cell axon guidance. Br J Ophthalmol. 2003 May; 87(5):639-45. Oster SF, Sretavan DW. PMID: 12714414; PMCID: PMC1771639.
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    36. Invariant Sema5A inhibition serves an ensheathing function during optic nerve development. Development. 2003 Feb; 130(4):775-84. Oster SF, Bodeker MO, He F, Sretavan DW. PMID: 12506007.
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    37. Kinase independent function of EphB receptors in retinal axon pathfinding to the optic disc from dorsal but not ventral retina. Development. 2000 Mar; 127(6):1231-41. Birgbauer E, Cowan CA, Sretavan DW, Henkemeyer M. PMID: 10683176.
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    38. GAP-43 mediates retinal axon interaction with lateral diencephalon cells during optic tract formation. Development. 2000 Mar; 127(5):969-80. Zhang F, Lu C, Severin C, Sretavan DW. PMID: 10662636.
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    39. Altered midline axon pathways and ectopic neurons in the developing hypothalamus of netrin-1- and DCC-deficient mice. J Neurosci. 1999 Nov 15; 19(22):9900-12. Deiner MS, Sretavan DW. PMID: 10559399; PMCID: PMC6782958.
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    40. Domains of regulatory gene expression and the developing optic chiasm: correspondence with retinal axon paths and candidate signaling cells. J Comp Neurol. 1999 Jan 18; 403(3):346-58. Marcus RC, Shimamura K, Sretavan D, Lai E, Rubenstein JL, Mason CA. PMID: 9886035.
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    41. Randomized retinal ganglion cell axon routing at the optic chiasm of GAP-43-deficient mice: association with midline recrossing and lack of normal ipsilateral axon turning. J Neurosci. 1998 Dec 15; 18(24):10502-13. Sretavan DW, Kruger K. PMID: 9852588; PMCID: PMC6793369.
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    42. Retinal ganglion cell axon progression from the optic chiasm to initiate optic tract development requires cell autonomous function of GAP-43. J Neurosci. 1998 Aug 01; 18(15):5692-705. Kruger K, Tam AS, Lu C, Sretavan DW. PMID: 9671660; PMCID: PMC6793041.
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    43. Netrin-1 and DCC mediate axon guidance locally at the optic disc: loss of function leads to optic nerve hypoplasia. Neuron. 1997 Sep; 19(3):575-89. Deiner MS, Kennedy TE, Fazeli A, Serafini T, Tessier-Lavigne M, Sretavan DW. PMID: 9331350.
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    44. Disruption of retinal axon ingrowth by ablation of embryonic mouse optic chiasm neurons. Science. 1995 Jul 07; 269(5220):98-101. Sretavan DW, Puré E, Siegel MW, Reichardt LF. PMID: 7541558.
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    45. Embryonic neurons of the developing optic chiasm express L1 and CD44, cell surface molecules with opposing effects on retinal axon growth. Neuron. 1994 May; 12(5):957-75. Sretavan DW, Feng L, Puré E, Reichardt LF. PMID: 7514428; PMCID: PMC2711898.
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    46. Time-lapse video analysis of retinal ganglion cell axon pathfinding at the mammalian optic chiasm: growth cone guidance using intrinsic chiasm cues. Neuron. 1993 Apr; 10(4):761-77. Sretavan DW, Reichardt LF. PMID: 8386532.
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    47. Pathfinding at the mammalian optic chiasm. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1993 Feb; 3(1):45-52. Sretavan DW. PMID: 8453289.
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    48. Adhesive interactions that regulate development of the retina and primary visual projection. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 1992; 57:419-29. Reichardt LF, Bossy B, de Curtis I, Neugebauer KM, Venstrom K, Sretavan D. PMID: 1339677.
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    49. Specific routing of retinal ganglion cell axons at the mammalian optic chiasm during embryonic development. J Neurosci. 1990 Jun; 10(6):1995-2007. Sretavan DW. PMID: 2162389; PMCID: PMC6570292.
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    50. Modification of retinal ganglion cell axon morphology by prenatal infusion of tetrodotoxin. Nature. 1988 Dec 01; 336(6198):468-71. Sretavan DW, Shatz CJ, Stryker MP. PMID: 2461517.
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    51. Axon arbors of X and Y retinal ganglion cells are differentially affected by prenatal disruption of binocular inputs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1988 Oct; 85(19):7361-5. Garraghty PE, Shatz CJ, Sretavan DW, Sur M. PMID: 3174640; PMCID: PMC282186.
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    52. Prenatal development of cat retinogeniculate axon arbors in the absence of binocular interactions. J Neurosci. 1986 Apr; 6(4):990-1003. Sretavan DW, Shatz CJ. PMID: 3701418; PMCID: PMC6568439.
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    53. Prenatal development of retinal ganglion cell axons: segregation into eye-specific layers within the cat's lateral geniculate nucleus. J Neurosci. 1986 Jan; 6(1):234-51. Sretavan DW, Shatz CJ. PMID: 3944621; PMCID: PMC6568631.
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