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Karen Joos

Ellis Family Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor of Biomedical Engineering



Biomedical Engineering (secondary)


Intellectual Neighborhoods

Research Focus

Applications of optical techniques for ophthalmic surgery. Primary research areas use of optical coherence tomography.

Selected Publications

Yu H, Shen JH, Joos KM, Simaan N. Calibration and integration of B-mode optical coherence tomography for assistive control in robotic micro-surgery. Transactions in Mechatronics. 2016 June 22. [Epub ahead of print], 2016; 21(6):2613-2623.

Malone JD, El-Haddad MT, Bozic I, Tye LA, Majeau L, Godbout N, Rollins AM, Boudoux C, Joos KM, Patel SN, Tao YK. Simultaneous multimodal ophthalmic imaging using swept-source spectrally encoded scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and optical coherence tomography. Biomed Opt Express. 2016 Dec 12;8(1):193-206. doi: 10.1364/BOE.8.000193. PMID: 28101411.

Nathan N, Joos KM. Glaucoma disparities in the Hispanic population. Seminars in Ophthalmology 2016 Apr 29:1-6 2016;31(4):394-9. doi: 10.3109/08820538.2016.1154165. Review.PMID:27128326.

Choh V, Gurdita A, Tan B, Prasad RC, Bizheva K, Joos KM. Short-term moderately elevated intraocular pressure is associated with elevated scotopic electroretinogram responses. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 2016; 57(4): 2140-2151. doi: 10.1167/iovs.15-18770. PMID: 27100161.

Kozub J, Shen J, Joos KM, Prasad R, Hutson MS, Optic nerve sheath fenestration using a Raman-shifted alexandrite laser. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 48(3):270-280, 2016, doi: 10.1002/lsm.22456. PMID: 27020001, PMC: 820007.--- Journal Cover Photo --- Kozub J, Shen J, Joos KM, Prasad R, Hutson MS, Optic nerve sheath fenestration using a Raman-shifted alexandrite laser. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 2016; 48(3).

Ling, JD, Joos KM. A Successful Early Postoperative Shunt Plate Erosion Repair-Case Report. Adv Ophthalmol Vis Syst. 3(2), 00082. DOI:10.15406/aovs.2015.03.00082.

Kozub JA, Shen JH, Joos KM, Prasad R, Hutson S. Efficacy and predictability of soft tissue ablation using a prototype Raman-shifted alexandrite laser. J Biomedical Optics, 20(10):105004. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.20.10.105004. PMID: 26456553.

Yu H, Shen J, Shah R, Simaan N, Joos KM. Evaluation of microsurgical tasks with OCT-guided and/or robot-assisted ophthalmic forceps. Biomedical Optics Express, 6(2): 457–472, 2015. PMID: 25780736.

Joos KM, Shen J. Preliminary design and evaluation of a B-scan OCT-guided 36-gauge needle tip. Photonics, 1: 260-266; doi:10.3390/photonics1030260, 2014.

Luo N, Conwell MD, Chen X, Cantor LB, Wells CD, Kettenhofen CI, Westlake CJ, Weinreb RN, Corson TW, Spandau DF, Joos KM, Iomini C, Obukhov AG, Sun Y. Primary cilia signaling mediates intraocular pressure sensation. PNAS, 111(35):12871-12876, 2014. PMID: 25143588.

Hwang RY, Joos KM. Traumatic medial rectus hematoma. American Academy of Ophthalmology EyeNet - Blink Mystery Image and Answer, 18(12): 54, 2014 and 19(1):66, 2015.

Lalezary M, Shah R, Kim S, Reddy R, Kammer, J, Kuchtey R, Joos,K, Cherney E, Recchia F. Prospective Retinal and Optic Nerve Vitrectomy Evaluation (PROVE) study: 12-month findings. Ophthalmology, 121(10):1983-1989, 2014. PMID: 24907063.

Rapoport Y, Benegas N, Kuchtey RW, Joos KM. Acute myopia and angle closure glaucoma from topiramate in a seven-year-old: A case report and review of the literature. BMC Pediatrics, 14:96, 2014. PMCID: PMC3991910.

Li Z, Shen J, Kozub J, Prasad R, Lu P, Joos K, A miniature forward-imaging B-scan optical coherence tomography probe to guide real-time laser ablation. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 46(3):193-202, 2014. PMCID: PMC3962956.

Reddy RK, Lalezary M, Kim SJ, Kammer JA, Kuchtey RW, Cherney EF, Recchia FM, Joos KM, Agarwal A, Law JC. Prospective Retinal and Optic Nerve Vitrectomy Evaluation (PROVE) study: findings at 3 months. Clinical Ophthalmology, 7:1761-1769, 2013. PMCID: PMC3770890.

Joos KM, Shen JH. Miniature real-time intraoperative forward-imaging optical coherence tomography probe. Biomedical Optics Express, 4(8):1342-1350, 2013. PMCID: PMC3756577.

Phillips L, Robertson D, Melson MR, Garland EM, Joos KM. Pediatric ptosis as a sign of treatable autonomic dysfunction. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 156(2):370-374, 2013. PMCID: PMC3720787.

Yu H, Shen JH, Joos K, and Simaan N. Design, calibration and preliminary testing of a robotic telemanipulator for OCT-guided retinal surgery. IEEE International Conference Proceedings on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'2013), peer-reviewed paper, 2013: 225–231.