Delia Cabrera DeBuc, Ph.D.
- Research Associate Professor
Quantitative Ophthalmic Imaging
Dr. Cabrera DeBuc is a member of the research program in ophthalmic imaging at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. As a faculty member, she works with scientists on basic science projects and collaboratively with ophthalmologists on applications of her findings to clinical practice. Specifically, her research focuses on physical and mathematical modeling of retinal and corneal morphology as visualized by optical imaging in order to quantify pathological features and treatment-induced changes in patients with ocular diseases.
She is a physicist who has worked for the past 10 years on methods to improve ocular imaging and image analysis for clinical use. Her research group has been supported by grants from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the National Eye Institute. Dr. Cabrera DeBuc major research undertaking not only includes novel experimental approaches and imaging technologies but also encompasses a more complete study design to better characterize the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy. Particularly, her research will make it possible to provide clinicians with a powerful method for screening, follow-up, and considering early prophylactic treatment of the diabetic retinal tissue.