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Nisha Acharya, MD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentProctor Foundation
Address513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-476-8131
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    Stanford UniversityBS, MS1996Biological Sciences, Health Sciences Research
    University of California San FranciscoMD2000
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard School of MedicineInternship in Internal Medicine2001
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard School of MedicineOphthalmology Residency2004
    F.I. Proctor Foundation/UCSFFellowship in Cornea and Uveitis2006

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    Nisha Acharya is the Director of the Uveitis and Ocular Inflammatory Disease Service and the Uveitis Fellowship at the F.I. Proctor Foundation. Her clinical expertise is the diagnosis and management of patients with infectious and inflammatory eye diseases. She is experienced with the latest treatments for uveitis, including treatment with new immunomodulatory drugs and biologic therapies. Dr. Acharya’s research focuses on the design and implementation of clinical trials to determine the optimal treatment for these conditions. Current projects include clinical trials comparing treatments for uveitis and uveitic-macular edema, and epidemiological studies on ocular inflammatory diseases.


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    The Impact of the Herpes Zoster Vaccine on Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
    NIH/NEI R01EY028739Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    First-line Antimetabolites as Steroid-sparing Treatment (FAST) Uveitis Trial
    NIH/NEI U10EY021125Sep 30, 2012 - Aug 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Predicting and Improving Clinical Outcomes for Bacterial Keratitis
    NIH/NEI K23EY017897Feb 1, 2007 - Jul 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Thorne JE, Sugar EA, Holbrook JT, Burke AE, Altaweel MM, Vitale AT, Acharya NR, Kempen JH, Jabs DA. Periocular Triamcinolone vs. Intravitreal Triamcinolone vs. Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant for the Treatment of Uveitic Macular Edema: The PeriOcular vs. INTravitreal corticosteroids for uveitic macular edema (POINT) Trial. Ophthalmology. 2018 Sep 20. PMID: 30269924.
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    2. Berlinberg EJ, Deiner MS, Porco TC, Acharya NR. Monitoring Interest in Herpes Zoster Vaccination: Analysis of Google Search Data. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2018 May 02; 4(2):e10180. PMID: 29720364.
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    3. Oldenburg CE, Venkatesh Prajna N, Krishnan T, Rajaraman R, Srinivasan M, Ray KJ, O'Brien KS, Glymour MM, Porco TC, Acharya NR, Rose-Nussbaumer J, Lietman TM. Regression Discontinuity and Randomized Controlled Trial Estimates: An Application to The Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trials. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2018 May 02; 1-8. PMID: 29718751.
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    4. González MM, Solano MM, Porco TC, Oldenburg CE, Acharya NR, Lin SC, Chan MF. Epidemiology of uveitis in a US population-based study. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2018 Apr 17; 8(1):6. PMID: 29666980.
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    5. Shantha JG, Mattia JG, Goba A, Barnes KG, Ebrahim FK, Kraft CS, Hayek BR, Hartnett JN, Shaffer JG, Schieffelin JS, Sandi JD, Momoh M, Jalloh S, Grant DS, Dierberg K, Chang J, Mishra S, Chan AK, Fowler R, O'Dempsey T, Kaluma E, Hendricks T, Reiners R, Reiners M, Gess LA, ONeill K, Kamara S, Wurie A, Mansaray M, Acharya NR, Liu WJ, Bavari S, Palacios G, Teshome M, Crozier I, Farmer PE, Uyeki TM, Bausch DG, Garry RF, Vandy MJ, Yeh S. Ebola Virus Persistence in Ocular Tissues and Fluids (EVICT) Study: Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction and Cataract Surgery Outcomes of Ebola Survivors in Sierra Leone. EBioMedicine. 2018 Mar 23. PMID: 29622497.
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    6. Schallhorn JM, Niemeyer KM, Browne EN, Chhetri P, Acharya NR. Difluprednate for the Treatment of Uveitic Cystoid Macular Edema. Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar 23. PMID: 29580977.
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    7. Acharya NR, Patel S, Homayounfar G, Enanoria WTA, Shakoor A, Chakrabarti A, Goldstein DA. Relapse of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis-Associated Uveitis after Discontinuation of Immunomodulatory Therapy. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018 Feb 16; 1-7. PMID: 29451845.
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    8. Ray KJ, Prajna NV, Lalitha P, Rajaraman R, Krishnan T, Patel S, Das M, Shah R, Dhakhwa K, McLeod SD, Zegans ME, Acharya NR, Lietman TM, Rose-Nussbaumer J. The Significance of Repeat Cultures in the Treatment of Severe Fungal Keratitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 Feb 10. PMID: 29438654.
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    9. Gonzales JA, Shantha J, Acharya NR. Combination nivolumab- and cabiralizumab-associated acute bilateral anterior and posterior scleritis and anterior uveitis. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2018 Jun; 10:117-118. PMID: 29511745.
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    10. Oldenburg CE, Prajna NV, Amza A, Loh A, Acharya NR, Mannis MJ, Lietman TM. Evolution of Practice Patterns for the Treatment of Fungal Keratitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 12 01; 135(12):1448-1449. PMID: 29121153.
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    11. Gonzales J, Doan T, Shantha JG, Bloomer M, Wilson MR, DeRisi JL, Acharya N. Metagenomic deep sequencing of aqueous fluid detects intraocular lymphomas. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 01; 102(1):6-8. PMID: 29122821.
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    12. Laovirojjanakul W, Acharya N, Gonzales JA. Ultra-Widefield Fluorescein Angiography in Intermediate Uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2017 Oct 17; 1-6. PMID: 29040047.
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    13. Moussa K, Doan T, Stewart JM, Shantha J, Gonzales J, Acharya N, Cunningham ET. CYTOMEGALOVIRUS RETINITIS ASSOCIATED WITH OCCLUSIVE VASCULOPATHY IN AN ELDERLY, HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS-NEGATIVE MAN. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Sep 20. PMID: 28937523.
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    14. Prajna NV, Krishnan T, Rajaraman R, Patel S, Shah R, Srinivasan M, Das M, Ray KJ, Oldenburg CE, McLeod SD, Zegans ME, Acharya NR, Lietman TM, Rose-Nussbaumer J. Predictors of Corneal Perforation or Need for Therapeutic Keratoplasty in Severe Fungal Keratitis: A Secondary Analysis of the Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial II. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Sep 01; 135(9):987-991. PMID: 28817744.
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    15. Acharya NR, Browne EN, Rao N, Mochizuki M. Distinguishing Features of Ocular Sarcoidosis in an International Cohort of Uveitis Patients. Ophthalmology. 2018 Jan; 125(1):119-126. PMID: 28823384.
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    16. Prajna NV, Krishnan T, Rajaraman R, Patel S, Shah R, Srinivasan M, Devi L, Das M, Ray KJ, O'Brien KS, Oldenburg CE, McLeod SD, Zegans ME, Acharya NR, Lietman TM, Rose-Nussbaumer J. Adjunctive Oral Voriconazole Treatment of Fusarium Keratitis: A Secondary Analysis From the Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial II. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun 01; 135(6):520-525. PMID: 28426856.
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    17. Borkar DS, Homayounfar G, Tham VM, Ray KJ, Vinoya AC, Uchida A, Acharya NR. Association Between Thyroid Disease and Uveitis: Results From the Pacific Ocular Inflammation Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun 01; 135(6):594-599. PMID: 28472213.
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    18. Doan T, Acharya NR, Pinsky BA, Sahoo MK, Chow ED, Banaei N, Budvytiene I, Cevallos V, Zhong L, Zhou Z, Lietman TM, DeRisi JL. Metagenomic DNA Sequencing for the Diagnosis of Intraocular Infections. Ophthalmology. 2017 Aug; 124(8):1247-1248. PMID: 28526549.
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    19. Gonzales JA, Lietman TM, Acharya NR. The Draw(backs) of Big Data. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 May 01; 135(5):422-423. PMID: 28418450.
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    20. Jirawison C, Liu Y, Surasit K, Maningding E, Kamphaengkham S, Ausayakhun S, Heiden D, Margolis TP, Gonzales JA, Acharya NR, Keenan JD. Fundus findings in a series of patients with extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Thailand. Br J Ophthalmol. 2017 06; 101(6):691-694. PMID: 28450377.
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    21. Niemeyer KM, Gonzales JA, Rathinam SR, Babu M, Thundikandy R, Kanakath A, Porco TC, Browne EN, Rao MM, Acharya NR. Quality-of-Life Outcomes From a Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Antimetabolites for Intermediate, Posterior, and Panuveitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jul; 179:10-17. PMID: 28414043.
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    22. Gonzales JA, Haemel A, Gross AJ, Acharya NR. Management of Uveitis and Scleritis in Necrobiotic Xanthogranuloma. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2017 05; 33(4):325-333. PMID: 28394239.
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    23. Ray KJ, Lalitha P, Prajna NV, Rajaraman R, Krishnan T, Srinivasan M, Ryg P, McLeod S, Acharya NR, Lietman TM, Rose-Nussbaumer J. The Utility of Repeat Culture in Fungal Corneal Ulcer Management: A Secondary Analysis of the MUTT-I Randomized Clinical Trial. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun; 178:157-162. PMID: 28385473.
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    24. Browne EN, Rathinam SR, Kanakath A, Thundikandy R, Babu M, Lietman TM, Acharya NR. A Bayesian Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Antimetabolite Therapies for Non-Infectious Uveitis. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2017 02; 24(1):63-70. PMID: 27982726.
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    25. Prajna NV, Krishnan T, Rajaraman R, Patel S, Srinivasan M, Das M, Ray KJ, O'Brien KS, Oldenburg CE, McLeod SD, Zegans ME, Porco TC, Acharya NR, Lietman TM, Rose-Nussbaumer J. Effect of Oral Voriconazole on Fungal Keratitis in the Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial II (MUTT II): A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 12 01; 134(12):1365-1372. PMID: 27787540.
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    26. Doan T, Wilson MR, Crawford ED, Chow ED, Khan LM, Knopp KA, O'Donovan BD, Xia D, Hacker JK, Stewart JM, Gonzales JA, Acharya NR, DeRisi JL. Erratum to: Illuminating uveitis: metagenomic deep sequencing identifies common and rare pathogens. Genome Med. 2016 11 22; 8(1):123. PMID: 27876088.
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    27. Cunningham ET, Acharya NR, Akpek EK, Zierhut M. Treating Infectious Keratitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2016 Oct; 24(5):479-81. PMID: 27681115.
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    28. Hammond JH, Hebert WP, Naimie A, Ray K, Van Gelder RD, DiGiandomenico A, Lalitha P, Srinivasan M, Acharya NR, Lietman T, Hogan DA, Zegans ME. Environmentally Endemic Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strains with Mutations in lasR Are Associated with Increased Disease Severity in Corneal Ulcers. mSphere. 2016 Sep-Oct; 1(5). PMID: 27631025; PMCID: PMC5014915.
    29. Pimentel MA, Browne EN, Janardhana PM, Borkar DS, Tham VM, Uchida A, Vinoya AC, Acharya NR. Assessment of the Accuracy of Using ICD-9 Codes to Identify Uveitis, Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus, Scleritis, and Episcleritis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Sep 01; 134(9):1001-6. PMID: 27387135.
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    30. Doan T, Wilson MR, Crawford ED, Chow ED, Khan LM, Knopp KA, O'Donovan BD, Xia D, Hacker JK, Stewart JM, Gonzales JA, Acharya NR, DeRisi JL. Illuminating uveitis: metagenomic deep sequencing identifies common and rare pathogens. Genome Med. 2016 08 25; 8(1):90. PMID: 27562436; PMCID: PMC4997733.
    31. Sun CQ, Prajna NV, Krishnan T, Rajaraman R, Srinivasan M, Raghavan A, O'Brien KS, McLeod SD, Acharya NR, Rose-Nussbaumer J. Effect of pretreatment with antifungal agents on clinical outcomes in fungal keratitis. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec; 44(9):763-767. PMID: 27329780.
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    32. Ni N, Srinivasan M, McLeod SD, Acharya NR, Lietman TM, Rose-Nussbaumer J. Use of adjunctive topical corticosteroids in bacterial keratitis. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul; 27(4):353-7. PMID: 27096374.
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    33. Shen E, Rathinam SR, Babu M, Kanakath A, Thundikandy R, Lee SM, Browne EN, Porco TC, Acharya NR. Outcomes of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease: A Subanalysis From a Randomized Clinical Trial of Antimetabolite Therapies. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug; 168:279-286. PMID: 27296490; PMCID: PMC4969141 [Available on 08/01/17].
    34. Prajna NV, Lalitha P, Rajaraman R, Krishnan T, Raghavan A, Srinivasan M, O'Brien KS, Zegans M, McLeod SD, Acharya NR, Keenan JD, Lietman TM, Rose-Nussbaumer J. Changing Azole Resistance: A Secondary Analysis of the MUTT I Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun 01; 134(6):693-6. PMID: 27054515; PMCID: PMC4962688 [Available on 06/01/17].
    35. Zegans ME, DiGiandomenico A, Ray K, Naimie A, Keller AE, Stover CK, Lalitha P, Srinivasan M, Acharya NR, Lietman TM. Association of Biofilm Formation, Psl Exopolysaccharide Expression, and Clinical Outcomes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Keratitis: Analysis of Isolates in the Steroids for Corneal Ulcers Trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr; 134(4):383-9. PMID: 26846404.
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    36. Rose-Nussbaumer J, Prajna NV, Krishnan T, Mascarenhas J, Rajaraman R, Srinivasan M, Raghavan A, Oldenburg CE, O'Brien KS, Ray KJ, Porco TC, McLeod SD, Acharya NR, Keenan JD, Lietman TM. Risk factors for low vision related functioning in the Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial: a randomised trial comparing natamycin with voriconazole. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul; 100(7):929-932. PMID: 26531051.
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    37. Sy A, O'Brien KS, Liu MP, Cuddapah PA, Acharya NR, Lietman TM, Rose-Nussbaumer J. Expert opinion in the management of aqueous Deficient Dry Eye Disease (DED). BMC Ophthalmol. 2015 Oct 13; 15:133. PMID: 26462481; PMCID: PMC4604775.
    38. Prajna NV, Prajna L, O'Brien KS, Sun CQ, Acharya N, Lietman TM, Rose-Nussbaumer J. Association of pretreatment with antifungal medication and fungal resistance in the mycotic ulcer treatment trial I. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Oct; 133(10):1210-1. PMID: 26110254; PMCID: PMC4962690 [Available on 10/01/16].
    39. Cunningham ET, Acharya N, Kempen JH, Zierhut M. Design and Interpretation of Clinic-Based Studies in Uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2015 Aug; 23(4):267-270. PMID: 29265967.
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    40. Rose-Nussbaumer J, Prajna NV, Krishnan KT, Mascarenhas J, Rajaraman R, Srinivasan M, Raghavan A, Oldenburg CE, O'Brien KS, Ray KJ, McLeod SD, Porco TC, Lietman TM, Acharya NR, Keenan JD. Vision-Related Quality-of-Life Outcomes in the Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial I: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Jun; 133(6):642-6. PMID: 25764482; PMCID: PMC4962866.
    41. Yuen BG, Tham VM, Browne EN, Weinrib R, Borkar DS, Parker JV, Uchida A, Vinoya AC, Acharya NR. Association between Smoking and Uveitis: Results from the Pacific Ocular Inflammation Study. Ophthalmology. 2015 Jun; 122(6):1257-61. PMID: 25835263; PMCID: PMC4446169.
    42. Borkar DS, Tham VM, Shen E, Parker JV, Uchida A, Vinoya AC, Acharya NR. Association between statin use and uveitis: results from the Pacific Ocular Inflammation study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Apr; 159(4):707-13. PMID: 25597838; PMCID: PMC4361303.
    43. Rathinam SR, Babu M, Thundikandy R, Kanakath A, Nardone N, Esterberg E, Lee SM, Enanoria WT, Porco TC, Browne EN, Weinrib R, Acharya NR. A randomized clinical trial comparing methotrexate and mycophenolate mofetil for noninfectious uveitis. Ophthalmology. 2014 Oct; 121(10):1863-70. PMID: 24917273; PMCID: PMC4177935.
    44. Ray KJ, Srinivasan M, Mascarenhas J, Rajaraman R, Ravindran M, Glidden DV, Oldenburg CE, Sun CQ, Zegans ME, McLeod SD, Acharya NR, Lietman TM. Early addition of topical corticosteroids in the treatment of bacterial keratitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jun; 132(6):737-41. PMID: 24763755; PMCID: PMC4174411.
    45. McClintic SM, Prajna NV, Srinivasan M, Mascarenhas J, Lalitha P, Rajaraman R, Oldenburg CE, O'Brien KS, Ray KJ, Acharya NR, Lietman TM, Keenan JD. Visual outcomes in treated bacterial keratitis: four years of prospective follow-up. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 May 02; 55(5):2935-40. PMID: 24618327; PMCID: PMC4010363.
    46. Borkar DS, Acharya NR, Leong C, Lalitha P, Srinivasan M, Oldenburg CE, Cevallos V, Lietman TM, Evans DJ, Fleiszig SM. Cytotoxic clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa identified during the Steroids for Corneal Ulcers Trial show elevated resistance to fluoroquinolones. BMC Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr 24; 14:54. PMID: 24761794; PMCID: PMC4008435.
    47. Sun CQ, Lalitha P, Prajna NV, Karpagam R, Geetha M, O'Brien KS, Oldenburg CE, Ray KJ, McLeod SD, Acharya NR, Lietman TM. Association between in vitro susceptibility to natamycin and voriconazole and clinical outcomes in fungal keratitis. Ophthalmology. 2014 Aug; 121(8):1495-500.e1. PMID: 24746358.
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    48. Srinivasan M, Mascarenhas J, Rajaraman R, Ravindran M, Lalitha P, Ray KJ, Zegans ME, Acharya NR, Lietman TM, Keenan JD. Visual recovery in treated bacterial keratitis. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jun; 121(6):1310-1. PMID: 24612976.
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    49. Borkar DS, Gonzales JA, Tham VM, Esterberg E, Vinoya AC, Parker JV, Uchida A, Acharya NR. Association between atopy and herpetic eye disease: results from the pacific ocular inflammation study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Mar; 132(3):326-31. PMID: 24370901.
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    50. Toutain-Kidd CM, Porco TC, Kidd EM, Srinivasan M, Prajna NV, Acharya N, Lietman T, Zegans ME. Evaluation of fungal keratitis using a newly developed computer program, Optscore, for grading digital corneal photographs. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2014 Feb; 21(1):24-32. PMID: 24467559; PMCID: PMC4980990.
    51. Homayounfar G, Borkar DS, Tham VM, Nardone N, Acharya NR. Clinical characteristics of scleritis and episcleritis: results from the pacific ocular inflammation study. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2014 Oct; 22(5):403-4. PMID: 24295070.
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    52. Acharya NR, Tham VM, Esterberg E, Borkar DS, Parker JV, Vinoya AC, Uchida A. Incidence and prevalence of uveitis: results from the Pacific Ocular Inflammation Study. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Nov; 131(11):1405-12. PMID: 24008391.
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    53. Lalitha P, Sun CQ, Prajna NV, Karpagam R, Geetha M, O'Brien KS, Cevallos V, McLeod SD, Acharya NR, Lietman TM. In vitro susceptibility of filamentous fungal isolates from a corneal ulcer clinical trial. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb; 157(2):318-26. PMID: 24439440; PMCID: PMC3896887.
    54. Srinivasan M, Mascarenhas J, Rajaraman R, Ravindran M, Lalitha P, O'Brien KS, Glidden DV, Ray KJ, Oldenburg CE, Zegans ME, Whitcher JP, McLeod SD, Porco TC, Lietman TM, Acharya NR. The steroids for corneal ulcers trial (SCUT): secondary 12-month clinical outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb; 157(2):327-333.e3. PMID: 24315294; PMCID: PMC3946996.
    55. Prajna NV, O'Brien KS, Acharya NR, Lietman TM. Voriconazole for fungal keratitis. Ophthalmology. 2013 Sep; 120(9):e62-3. PMID: 24001540; PMCID: PMC3830553.
    56. Prajna NV, Srinivasan M, Lalitha P, Krishnan T, Rajaraman R, Ravindran M, Mascarenhas J, Oldenburg CE, Ray KJ, McLeod SD, Acharya NR, Lietman TM. Differences in clinical outcomes in keratitis due to fungus and bacteria. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Aug; 131(8):1088-9. PMID: 23929517; PMCID: PMC3845453.
    57. Rose-Nussbaumer J, Goldstein DA, Thorne JE, Arantes TE, Acharya NR, Shakoor A, Jeng BH, Yeh S, Rahman H, Vemulakonda GA, Flaxel CJ, West SK, Holland GN, Smith JR. Uveitis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected persons with CD4+ T-lymphocyte count over 200 cells/mL. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014 Mar; 42(2):118-25. PMID: 23777456.
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    58. Homayounfar G, Nardone N, Borkar DS, Tham VM, Porco TC, Enanoria WT, Parker JV, Vinoya AC, Uchida A, Acharya NR. Incidence of scleritis and episcleritis: results from the Pacific Ocular Inflammation Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Oct; 156(4):752-8. PMID: 23891336; PMCID: PMC3852161.
    59. Shakoor A, Esterberg E, Acharya NR. Recurrence of uveitis after discontinuation of infliximab. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2014 Apr; 22(2):96-101. PMID: 23876234.
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    60. Sun CQ, Prajna NV, Krishnan T, Mascarenhas J, Rajaraman R, Srinivasan M, Raghavan A, O'Brien KS, Ray KJ, McLeod SD, Porco TC, Acharya NR, Lietman TM. Expert prior elicitation and Bayesian analysis of the Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial I. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jun 14; 54(6):4167-73. PMID: 23702779; PMCID: PMC3684218.
    61. Kempen JH, Sugar EA, Jaffe GJ, Acharya NR, Dunn JP, Elner SG, Lightman SL, Thorne JE, Vitale AT, Altaweel MM. Fluorescein angiography versus optical coherence tomography for diagnosis of uveitic macular edema. Ophthalmology. 2013 Sep; 120(9):1852-9. PMID: 23706700; PMCID: PMC3758459.
    62. Oldenburg CE, Lalitha P, Srinivasan M, Rajaraman R, Ravindran M, Mascarenhas J, Borkar DS, Ray KJ, Zegans ME, McLeod SD, Porco TC, Lietman TM, Acharya NR. Emerging moxifloxacin resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis isolates in South India. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2013 Jun; 20(3):155-8. PMID: 23662986; PMCID: PMC3746029.
    63. Prajna NV, Krishnan T, Mascarenhas J, Rajaraman R, Prajna L, Srinivasan M, Raghavan A, Oldenburg CE, Ray KJ, Zegans ME, McLeod SD, Porco TC, Acharya NR, Lietman TM. The mycotic ulcer treatment trial: a randomized trial comparing natamycin vs voriconazole. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Apr; 131(4):422-9. PMID: 23710492; PMCID: PMC3769211.
    64. Ray KJ, Prajna L, Srinivasan M, Geetha M, Karpagam R, Glidden D, Oldenburg CE, Sun CQ, McLeod SD, Acharya NR, Lietman TM. Fluoroquinolone treatment and susceptibility of isolates from bacterial keratitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Mar; 131(3):310-3. PMID: 23307105; PMCID: PMC3833086.
    65. Oldenburg CE, Lalitha P, Srinivasan M, Manikandan P, Bharathi MJ, Rajaraman R, Ravindran M, Mascarenhas J, Nardone N, Ray KJ, Glidden DV, Acharya NR, Lietman TM. Moxifloxacin susceptibility mediates the relationship between causative organism and clinical outcome in bacterial keratitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Feb 28; 54(2):1522-6. PMID: 23385795; PMCID: PMC4136376.
    66. Borkar DS, Fleiszig SM, Leong C, Lalitha P, Srinivasan M, Ghanekar AA, Tam C, Li WY, Zegans ME, McLeod SD, Lietman TM, Acharya NR. Association between cytotoxic and invasive Pseudomonas aeruginosa and clinical outcomes in bacterial keratitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Feb; 131(2):147-53. PMID: 23411878; PMCID: PMC3796098.
    67. Borkar DS, Tham VM, Esterberg E, Ray KJ, Vinoya AC, Parker JV, Uchida A, Acharya NR. Incidence of herpes zoster ophthalmicus: results from the Pacific Ocular Inflammation Study. Ophthalmology. 2013 Mar; 120(3):451-456. PMID: 23207173.
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    68. See CW, Srinivasan M, Saravanan S, Oldenburg CE, Esterberg EJ, Ray KJ, Glaser TS, Tu EY, Zegans ME, McLeod SD, Acharya NR, Lietman TM. Prior elicitation and Bayesian analysis of the Steroids for Corneal Ulcers Trial. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2012 Dec; 19(6):407-13. PMID: 23171211; PMCID: PMC3830548.
    69. Lin CC, Lalitha P, Srinivasan M, Prajna NV, McLeod SD, Acharya NR, Lietman TM, Porco TC. Seasonal trends of microbial keratitis in South India. Cornea. 2012 Oct; 31(10):1123-7. PMID: 22868629; PMCID: PMC4986607.
    70. Gonzales JA, Levison AL, Stewart JM, Acharya NR, Margolis TP. Retinal necrosis following varicella-zoster vaccination. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct; 130(10):1355-6. PMID: 23044970.
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    71. Lalitha P, Srinivasan M, Rajaraman R, Ravindran M, Mascarenhas J, Priya JL, Sy A, Oldenburg CE, Ray KJ, Zegans ME, McLeod SD, Lietman TM, Acharya NR. Nocardia keratitis: clinical course and effect of corticosteroids. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Dec; 154(6):934-939.e1. PMID: 22959881; PMCID: PMC3498612.
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