Paul L. Kaufman

Paul L. Kaufman, MD

Honorary Associate, Fellow

(608) 263-6074

Subspecialty:
Glaucoma

Appointment(s):
Professor

Affiliate Appointment(s):
Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences – School of Veterinary Medicine, Director-Glaucoma Services

Degree(s):
M.D. 1967, New York School of Medicine, NY

Internships:
Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY

Residency:
Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Fellowship(s):
Ocular Pharmacology Fellowship, Seeing Eye and National Institutes of Health Research Fellow, Departments of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden

Research:
My research centers on studies of the physiology, pharmacology, morphology, cell biology, genetic manipulation, neural control, biomechanics and aging of the aqueous humor formation and drainage and accommodative mechanisms in the non-human primate, seeking to understand the pathophysiology and develop new therapies for the human diseases of glaucoma and presbyopia.

Glaucoma is the second most common cause of irreversible visual loss in adult Americans, the most common among African Americans, and the most common world-wide, while presbyopia is the most common of all ocular afflictions.