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Iris S. Kassem MD, PhD

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Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Division: Pediatric Ophthalmology
Program: Pediatrics

Member of the Center for Immunology

Research Experience

  • Anterior Eye Segment
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cornea
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Inflammation
  • Neurosciences
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Clinical Expertise

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Publications (23)

  • Small leucine-rich proteoglycans (Slrps) in the retina (Low SWY, Connor TB, Kassem IS, Costakos DM, Chaurasia SS) International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2 July 2021;22(14) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85109111419 07/02/2021       4 Citations
  • Quantitative proteomic analysis of aqueous humor after rabbit lensectomy reveals differences in coagulation and immunomodulatory proteins. (Young JB, Keppel TR, Waas M, Salmon AE, Buchberger AR, Skumatz CMB, Gundry RL, Kassem IS) Mol Omics 2020 04 01;16(2):126-137 PMID: 32031200 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85083358728 02/08/2020       3 Citations
  • Managing a Slipped Muscle Following an Adjustable Suture Medial Rectus Recession. (Dotan G, Kassem I, Weaver D, Wagner RS) J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2019 07 01;56(4):209-211 PMID: 31322707 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85070099756 07/20/2019    
  • Rats deficient in α-galactosidase A develop ocular manifestations of Fabry disease. (Miller JJ, Aoki K, Reid CA, Tiemeyer M, Dahms NM, Kassem IS) Sci Rep 2019 06 28;9(1):9392 PMID: 31253878 PMCID: PMC6599056 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85068107461 06/30/2019       5 Citations
  • Zone of retinal vascularization and refractive error in premature eyes with and without spontaneously regressed retinopathy of prematurity. (Dikopf MS, Machen LA, Hallak JA, Chau FY, Kassem IS) J AAPOS 2019 08;23(4):211.e1-211.e6 PMID: 31229607 PMCID: PMC6778011 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85070210736 06/24/2019       1 Citation
  • Sustained Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Activity of Aflibercept (Eylea) After Storage in Polycarbonate Syringes Used for Intravitreal Injection: A Pathway to Safety and Efficiency. (Han DP, Skumatz C, Besharse JC, Kassem IS) J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 2019 06;35(5):278-282 PMID: 30916605 PMCID: PMC6588124 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85067020226 03/28/2019       2 Citations
  • Use of a Juvenile Rabbit Animal Model to Evaluate Therapeutic Interventions for Postoperative Inflammation and Fibrin Formation After Lensectomy. (Bogaard JD, Young JB, Movahedan A, Kassem IS) Transl Vis Sci Technol 2019 Jan;8(1):5 PMID: 30637175 PMCID: PMC6327344 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85061397270 01/15/2019       1 Citation
  • Acid Ceramidase Deficiency in Mice Leads to Severe Ocular Pathology and Visual Impairment. (Yu FPS, Sajdak BS, Sikora J, Salmon AE, Nagree MS, Gurka J, Kassem IS, Lipinski DM, Carroll J, Medin JA) Am J Pathol 2019 02;189(2):320-338 PMID: 30472209 PMCID: PMC6412726 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85060099082 11/26/2018       10 Citations
  • Findings in Persistent Retinopathy of Prematurity. (Warren CC, Young JB, Goldberg MR, Connor TB, Kassem IS, Costakos DM) Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina 2018 07 01;49(7):497-503 PMID: 30021036 PMCID: PMC6196355 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85050358307 07/19/2018       3 Citations
  • Findings in Persistent Retinopathy of Prematurity (Warren CC, Young JB, Goldberg MR, Connor TB, Kassem IS, Costakos DM) Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers, and Imaging Retina. 05/09/2018    
  • Biometry Characteristics in Adults and Children With Marfan Syndrome: From the Marfan Eye Consortium of Chicago. (Kinori M, Wehrli S, Kassem IS, Azar NF, Maumenee IH, Mets MB) Am J Ophthalmol 2017 May;177:144-149 PMID: 28257833 PMCID: PMC5648325 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85015385280 03/05/2017       25 Citations
  • Engineering a Light-Attenuating Artificial Iris. (Shareef FJ, Sun S, Kotecha M, Kassem I, Azar D, Cho M) Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2016 Apr 01;57(4):2195-202 PMID: 27116547 PMCID: PMC4849870 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84964770541 04/27/2016       3 Citations
  • A Case Report of Ablepharon-Macrostomia Syndrome with Amniotic Membrane Grafting. (Feinstein E, Traish AS, Aakalu V, Kassem IS) Case Rep Ophthalmol 2015 Sep-Dec;6(3):366-72 PMID: 26600791 PMCID: PMC4649710 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84978521164 11/26/2015       5 Citations
  • Animal models of benign essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm (Evinger C, Kassem IS) Animal Models of Movement Disorders 08/10/2015    
  • One Year of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Research in Review. (Kassem IS, Miller MT, Archer SM) Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila) 2013 Nov-Dec;2(6):388-400 PMID: 26107151 PMCID: PMC6839686 11/01/2013    
  • Traumatic eye injuries from collapsible wire laundry hampers. (Prickett AL, Salar S, Chow CC, Traish AS, Leiderman YI, Chau FY, Kassem IS) Pediatrics 2013 Aug;132(2):e522-5 PMID: 23821700 PMCID: PMC3727671 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84882282146 07/04/2013    
  • Exotropia in children with high hyperopia. (Kassem IS, Rubin SE, Kodsi SR) J AAPOS 2012 Oct;16(5):437-40 PMID: 23084380 PMCID: PMC3479442 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84867785473 10/23/2012       8 Citations
  • Anterior capsular rupture following blunt ocular injury. (Gremida A, Kassem I, Traish A) Digit J Ophthalmol 2011;17(4):66-8 PMID: 23362402 PMCID: PMC3516173 01/01/2011    
  • Marcus Gunn jaw winking with trigemino-oculomotor synkinesis of the inferior division of the oculomotor nerve. (Kassem IS, Kodsi SR) J AAPOS 2009 Jun;13(3):315-6 PMID: 19541277 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-67149122041 06/23/2009       7 Citations
  • Asymmetry of blinking. (Kassem IS, Evinger C) Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2006 Jan;47(1):195-201 PMID: 16384962 PMCID: PMC3327295 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33644848332 12/31/2005       13 Citations
  • Animal models of benign essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm (Evinger C, Kassem IS) Movement Disorders 2005:253-263 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84882417214 12/01/2005       1 Citation
  • Dry eye, blinking, and blepharospasm. (Evinger C, Bao JB, Powers AS, Kassem IS, Schicatano EJ, Henriquez VM, Peshori KR) Mov Disord 2002;17 Suppl 2:S75-8 PMID: 11836761 PMCID: PMC3327285 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036928351 02/12/2002       61 Citations
  • Localization and function of a 5-HT transporter in crypt epithelia of the gastrointestinal tract. (Wade PR, Chen J, Jaffe B, Kassem IS, Blakely RD, Gershon MD) J Neurosci 1996 Apr 01;16(7):2352-64 PMID: 8601815 PMCID: PMC3327288 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0029885161 04/01/1996       289 Citations
  • Last update: 03/12/2022