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Vatinee Y. Bunya, MD, MSCE

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William F. Norris and George E. de Schweinitz Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Co-Director, Penn Dry Eye & Ocular Surface Center
Director, Women in Ophthalmology Mentoring Initiative, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania
Physical Safety & Awareness Committee Member, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Scheie Eye Institute
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BA (Molecular Biology)
Princeton University, Cum Laude, 1996.
MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2001.
MSCE (Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2019.
Post-Graduate Training
Transitional Intern, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA, 2001-2002.
Ophthalmology Resident, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2002-2005.
Co-Chief Resident, Wills Eye Institute, 2004-2005.
Cornea Fellow, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2006.
Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology, 2007.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Bunya has extensive experience in the study of dry eye and diseases that affect the ocular surface and eyelids. She also has a special interest in the study of Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that classically causes dry eye and dry mouth. Dr. Bunya has been the principal investigator for several dry eye clinical trials. She currently is working to develop better ways to measure dry eye and to screen patients for Sjogren's syndrome.

Key Words
Dry eye, Sjogren's syndrome, meibomian gland dysfunction

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Bunya is the Co-Director of the Penn Dry Eye & Ocular Surface Center. She cares for patients with dry eye, Sjogren's syndrome, and other disorders that affect the ocular surface.

Selected Publications

Yu K, Bunya V, Maguire M, Asbell P, Ying GS 4, Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study Research Group: Systemic Conditions Associated with Severity of Dry Eye Signs and Symptoms in the Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study. Ophthalmology 128(10): 1384-1392, October 2021.

John E Sutphin, Gui-Shuang Ying, Vatinee Y Bunya, Yinxi Yu, Meng C Lin, Kathleen McWilliams, Elizabeth Schmucker, Eric J Kuklinski, Penny A Asbell, Maureen G Maguire, Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM) Study Research Group: Correlation of Measures From the OCULUS Keratograph and Clinical Assessments of Dry Eye Disease in the Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study. Cornea July 2021 Notes: online ahead of print.

McCoy SS, Bartels CM, Saldanha IJ, Bunya VY, Akpek EK, Makara MA, Baer AN: National Sjögren's Foundation Survey: Burden of Oral and Systemic Involvement on Quality of Life. J Rheumatol 48(7): 1029-1036, July 2021.

Yu K, Ying GS, Vivino FB, Gonzales JA, Massaro-Giordano M, Bunya VY: Preliminary Screening Questionnaire for Sjögren's Syndrome in the Rheumatology Setting. J Clin Rheumatol June 2021 Notes: Online ahead of print.

Barbieri JS, Bunya VY, Massaro-Giordano M, Margolis DJ. : Encounters and medication use for ocular surface disorders among patients treated with dupilumab: A cohort study. JAAD Int 4: 1-9, April 2021.

Kimberley Yu, Vatinee Bunya, Maureen Maguire, Penny Asbell, Gui-Shuang Ying , Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study Research Group: Systemic Conditions Associated with Severity of Dry Eye Signs and Symptoms in the Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study. Ophthalmology S0161-6420(21): 00235-9, March 2021.

Linaburg T, Choi D, Bunya VY, Massaro-Giordano M, Briceño CA : Systematic Review: Effects of Pterygium and Pingueculum on the Ocular Surface and Efficacy of Surgical Excision. Cornea 40(2): 258-267, Feb 2021.

Bunya VY, Maguire MG, Akpek EK, Massaro-Giordano M, Hennessy S, Vivino FB, Gonzales JA, Baer AN, Ying GS: A New Screening Questionnaire to Identify Patients With Dry Eye With a High Likelihood of Having Sjögren Syndrome. Cornea 40(2): 179-187, Feb 2021.

Elisabeth A Gebreegziabher, Vatinee Y Bunya, Alan N Baer, Richard C Jordan, Esen K Akpek, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer, Lindsey A Criswell, Caroline H Shiboski, Thomas M Lietman, John A Gonzales: Neuropathic Pain in the Eyes, Body, and Mouth: Insights from the Sjögren's International Collaborative Clinical Alliance. Pain Pract Feb 2021 Notes: online ahead of print.

Elisabeth Gebreegziabher et al: Associations Between Smoking & Sjögren’s Syndrome Classification Using Sjögren’s International Collaborative Clinical Alliance (SICCA) Cohort. ACR Open Rheumatology 2021.

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Last updated: 06/13/2022
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