Dr. Yan Jiang is a full-time optometrist in Mass. Eye and Ear's Optometry and Contact Lens Service, with a particular interest in comprehensive eye care, ocular disease treatment, refraction, and contact lens fitting. Dr. Jiang attended medical school at Yanbian Medical University in China, and then went on to receive her PhD at in the Department of Ophthalmology and Cell Chemistry of Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine in Dentistry, in Okayama City, Japan. Later, she received her OD at the New England College of Optometry, where she received the William R. Baldwin Academic Award, and subsequently completed a research fellowship at Mass. Eye and Ear.
Dr. Jiang's research interests include retinal vasculature, retinoblastoma, molecular basis of strabismus, and the genetic underpinnings of glaucoma. In particular, she has investigated the roles of Thyroid Hormone Nuclear Receptor Beta 1 in the development of retinal vasculature and established cell lines from human retinoblastoma tumors to explore the pathogenesis of retinoblastoma. In addition, Dr. Jiang has studied the molecular basis of strabismus and addressed the polymorphisms in the ARIX and PHOX2B genes that correlate with congenital superior oblique muscle palsy.
Comprehensive eye care and ocular disease treatment; contact lenses fittings
Retinal vasculature, retinoblastoma, molecular basis of strabismus, genetic underpinnings of glaucoma
For a full publication list, please see her CV.
ARIX and PHOX2B gene polymorphisms in patients with congenital superior oblique muscle palsy. Jiang Y, Matsuo T, Fujiwara H, Hasebe S, Ohtsuki H, Yasuda T. Acta Medica Okayama. 2005;59(2):55-62.
ARIX gene polymorphisms in patients with congenital superior oblique muscle palsy. Jiang Y, Matsuo T, Fujiwara H, Hasebe S, Ohtsuki H, Yasuda T.British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2004;88(2):263-267.
A bilateral case of epithelioid cell granuloma of the lacrimal gland. Furuta M, Jiang Y, Yago K, Kato K, Hara Y, Hojo H. Japanese Review of Clinical Ophthalmology. 2002;96(3):347-350.
A survey of eye injuries in Yanbian region (535 Cases Report).Pei S, Jiang Y, et al. Journal of Injuries and Occupational Diseases of the Eye with Ophthalmic Surgeries.1998;6:585.
The application of paracentesis in the anterior chamber during the suture of corneal laceration. Xu Y, Jiang Y, et al. Journal of Medical Science of Yanbian University. 1998; 3:187.
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