Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Mass. Eye and Ear
243 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
- MD, Washington University in St. Louis
- Residency, University of California San Diego, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
- Fellowship, Duke University
American Board Certifications
- Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology
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Dr. Ondeck is a clinician scientist in the glaucoma department with an interest in extended drug delivery for ophthalmic applications. Glaucoma is one of the most prevalent ophthalmologic disorders and is still a common cause of vision loss. Topical medications and surgeries are currently available to manage glaucoma; however, complications can arise from surgery, and there can be issues with compliance and side effects from medications that can make these treatments less effective.
Dr. Ondeck is interested in developing an extended release delivery system of glaucoma medications. She has a background in materials science and biomedical engineering, nanotechnology and polymer chemistry and wishes to combine her background with her training in glaucoma to develop drug delivery techniques and/or devices that could eliminate the need for daily eye drops. Her goal is to develop a biocompatible device that can be impregnated with intraocular lowering medications, with the intention that it would be more effective than topical medications in the treatment of glaucoma.
1. Ondeck CL, Pretorius D, McCaulley J, Kinori M, Maloney T, Hull A, Robbins SL. Ultrasonographic prenatal imaging of fetal ocular and orbital abnormalities. Surv Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov - Dec; 63(6):745-753.
2. Kinori M, Gomi CF, Ondeck CL, Schanzlin DJ, Robbins SL, Granet DB. Usefulness of refractive measurement of wavefront autorefraction in patients with difficult retinoscopy. J AAPOS. 2016 12; 20(6):493-495.e1.
3. Studer RK, Vo N, Sowa G, Ondeck C, Kang J. Human nucleus pulposus cells react to IL-6: independent actions and amplification of response to IL-1 and TNF-a. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 15; 36(8):593-9.