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Edgar Espana,  MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology


Primary Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE OPHTHALMOLOGY

Assistant Professor
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY & PHYSIOLOGY

Assistant Professor
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE OPHTHALMOLOGY

Assistant Professor
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PATHOLOGY & CELL BIOLOGY

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Contacts
Email: eespana@health.usf.edu
Office: MDO, 1063
Mailing address USF Eye Institue 12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612
 
Education
  • Flw, Cornea Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic ,USA - 2011.
  • Res, Ophthalmology Residency, Univ of Mississippi ,USA - 2010.
  • MD, Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana , Bogota, Colombia - 1996.
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    Research Summary

    Separation of Descemet's membrane from stroma. Endothelial maturation. Expansion of corneal stem cells. Clinical uses and biological properties of human amniotic membrane. DSAEK (Posterior endothelial corneal transplantation).

     


    Selected Publications
  • Shah, S.Espana, EM.Margo, CE. Ocular manifestations of monoclonal copper-binding immunoglobulin. Survey of ophthalmology. 59(1): 115-23, .
  • Espana, EM.Shah, S.Santhiago, MR.Singh, AD. Graft versus host disease: clinical evaluation, diagnosis and management. Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie. (): , 2013.
  • Sabater, AL.Guarnieri, A.Espana, EM.Li, W.Prósper, F.Moreno-Montañés, J. Strategies of human corneal endothelial tissue regeneration. Regenerative medicine. 8(2): 183-95, 2013.
  • Kawakita, T.Espana, EM.Higa, K.Kato, N.Li, W.Tseng, SC. Activation of Smad-mediated TGF-β signaling triggers epithelial-mesenchymal transitions in murine cloned corneal progenitor cells. Journal of cellular physiology. 228(1): 225-34, 2013.
  • Hemmavanh, C.Koch, M.Birk, DE.Espana, EM. Abnormal Corneal Endothelial Maturation in Collagen XII and XIV Null Mice. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 54(5): 3297-308, 2013.
  • Bui, AQ.Espana, EM.Margo, CE. Chromoblastomycosis of the conjunctiva mimicking melanoma of the ciliary body. Archives of ophthalmology. 130(12): 1615-7, 2012.
  • Gomes, BA.Smadja, D.Espana, EM.Ahn, ES.Netto, MV.Santhiago, MR. Very late-onset corneal scar triggered by trauma after photorefractive keratectomy. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery. 38(9): 1694-7, 2012.
  • Smadja, D.Santhiago, MR.Mello, GR.Espana, EM.Krueger, RR. Suction loss during thin-flap femto-LASIK: management and beneficial refractive effect of the epithelium. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery. 38(5): 902-5, 2012.
  • Santhiago, MR.Wilson, SE.Netto, MV.Ghanen, RC.Monteiro, ML.Bechara, SJ.Espana, EM.Mello, GR.Kara, N. Modulation transfer function and optical quality after bilateral implantation of a +3.00 D versus a +4.00 D multifocal intraocular lens. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery. 38(2): 215-20, 2012.
  • Santhiago, MR.Smadja, D.Zaleski, K.Espana, EM.Armstrong, BK.Wilson, SE. Flap relift for retreatment after femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK. Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995). 28(7): 482-7, 2012.
  • Espana, EM.Huang, B.Fratkin, J.Henegar, J. An enzymatic technique to facilitate air separation of the stroma-Descemet's membrane junction. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 52(13): 9327-32, 2011.
  • Espana, EM.Levine, M.Schoenfield, L.Singh, AD. Ocular surface squamous neoplasia in an anophthalmic socket 60 years after enucleation. Survey of ophthalmology. 56(6): 539-43, 2011.
  • Espana, EM.Acosta, AC.Stoiber, J.Fernandez, V.Lamar, PD.Villain, FL.Lacombe, E.Alfonso, E.Parel, JM. Long-term follow-up of a supradescemetic keratoprosthesis in rabbits: an immunofluorescence study. Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv für klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie. 249(2): 253-60, 2011.
  • Espana, EM.Huang, B. Confocal microscopy study of donor-recipient interface after Descemet's stripping with endothelial keratoplasty. The British journal of ophthalmology. 94(7): 903-8, 2010.
  • Espana, EM.Robertson, ZM.Huang, B. Intraocular pressure changes following Descemet's stripping with endothelial keratoplasty. Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv für klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie. 248(2): 237-42, 2010.
  • Espana, EM.Ioannidis, A.Tello, C.Liebmann, JM.Foster, P.Ritch, R. Urrets-Zavalia syndrome as a complication of argon laser peripheral iridoplasty. The British journal of ophthalmology. 91(4): 427-9, 2007.
  • Espana, EM.Acosta, AC.Nose, I.Orozco, M.Fantes, F.Yoo, SH.Parel, JM. Validation of the Barraquer tonometer for high intraocular pressure estimation. Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995). 22(6): 580-4, 2006.
  • Espana, EM.Kawakita, T.Di Pascuale, MA.Li, W.Yeh, LK.Parel, JM.Liu, CY.Tseng, SC. The heterogeneous murine corneal stromal cell populations in vitro. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 46(12): 4528-35, 2005.
  • Espana, EM.Di Pascuale, MA.He, H.Kawakita, T.Raju, VK.Liu, CY.Tseng, SC. Characterization of corneal pannus removed from patients with total limbal stem cell deficiency. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 45(9): 2961-6, 2004.
  • Espana, EM.Kawakita, T.Liu, CY.Tseng, SC. CD-34 expression by cultured human keratocytes is downregulated during myofibroblast differentiation induced by TGF-beta1. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 45(9): 2985-91, 2004.
  • Espana, EM.He, H.Kawakita, T.Di Pascuale, MA.Raju, VK.Liu, CY.Tseng, SC. Human keratocytes cultured on amniotic membrane stroma preserve morphology and express keratocan. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 44(12): 5136-41, 2003.
  • Espana, EM.Kawakita, T.Romano, A.Di Pascuale, M.Smiddy, R.Liu, CY.Tseng, SC. Stromal niche controls the plasticity of limbal and corneal epithelial differentiation in a rabbit model of recombined tissue. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 44(12): 5130-5, 2003.
  • Espana, EM.Romano, AC.Kawakita, T.Di Pascuale, M.Smiddy, R.Tseng, SC. Novel enzymatic isolation of an entire viable human limbal epithelial sheet. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 44(10): 4275-81, 2003.
  • Espana, EM.Ti, SE.Grueterich, M.Touhami, A.Tseng, SC. Corneal stromal changes following reconstruction by ex vivo expanded limbal epithelial cells in rabbits with total limbal stem cell deficiency. The British journal of ophthalmology. 87(12): 1509-14, 2003.

  • Positions Held


    Memberships
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmologist, 2005 - Present)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (Member, 2001 - Present)


  • Awards/Honors
  • William C Edwards Excellence in Teaching Award (Ophthalmology Residents - 2012)
  • ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician Scientist Research Awards (ARVO - 2012)


  • Profile last modified on 09/13/2013