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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
Committee Member, Penn Presbyterian WorkPlace Violence Committee
Director of Clinical Research, Scheie Eye Institute
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Scheie Eye Institute
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BA (Molecular Biology)
Princeton University, Cum Laude, 1996.
MD (Medicine)
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

Kaiser EA, Haggerty EB, Garner DP, Bunya VY, Aguirre GK. : A measure of the blink reflex to parametric variation of mechanical stimulation of the trigeminal nerve. Psychophysiology Page: Online ahead of print, Mar 2024.

Lee DC, Guo M, Yu Y, Bunya VY, Asbell P, Ying GS. : Two-Year Progression of Dry Eye Disease in Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study. Cornea Feb 2024 Notes: Online ahead of print.

Xiong F, Pula D, Akpek EK, Bunya VY, Shiboski CH, Lietman TL, Gonzales JA. : Sjögren's Versus Non-Sjögren's Ocular Features: Similar Symptoms, But Significantly Worse Signs. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 65(1): 23, Jan 2024.

Zhao M, Yu Y, Roy NS, Ying GS, Asbell P, Bunya VY. : Sex-related differences and hormonal effects in the Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM) study. Br J Ophthalmol 108(1): 23-29, Dec 2023.

Nortey J, Shiboski C, Rose-Nussbaumer J, Bunya VY, Lietman T, Gonzales JA : How Are Sicca Signs and Symptoms Associated With Depression Among Men Classified With and Without Sjogren Disease? Am J Ophthalmol March 2023.

Zhao M, Yu Y, Ying GS, Asbell PA, Bunya VY: Age Associations with Dry Eye Clinical Signs and Symptoms in the Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM) Study. Ophthalmol Sci January 2023.

Lee DC, Guo M, Yu Y, Bunya VY, Asbell P, Ying GS. : Two-Year Progression of Dry Eye Disease in Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study. Cornea Page: Online ahead of print, Feb 20224.

Zhao M, Yu Y, Roy NS, Ying GS, Asbell P, Bunya VY: Sex-related differences and hormonal effects in the Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM) study Br J Ophthalmol December 2022 Notes: Online ahead of print

Nadelmann JB, Bunya VY, Ying GS, Hua P, Massaro-Giordano M: Effect of Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma Drops in the Treatment of Ocular Surface Disease. Clinical Ophthalmology December 2022.

McCoy S, Woodham M, Bartels CM, Saldanha IJ, Bunya VY, Maerz Nm Akpek EK, Makara MA, Baer AN: Symptom-Based Cluster Analysis Categorizes Sjogren's Disease Subtypes: An International Cohort Study Highlighting Disease Severity and Treatment Discordance. Arthritis Rheumatol September 2022.

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Last updated: 06/11/2024
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