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profileJoseph B Ciolino, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Ophthalmology
InstitutionMassachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
AddressMassachusetts Eye & Ear Infrm
243 Charles Street
Boston MA 02114
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R01EY026640     (CIOLINO, JOSEPH B.)Mar 1, 2017 - Feb 28, 2021
Antibiotic eluting contact lenses for the treatment of bacterial keratitis
Role: Principal Investigator

K08EY019686     (CIOLINO, JOSEPH B.)Sep 1, 2009 - Aug 31, 2014
Drug Eluting Contact Lenses
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Cruzat A, Shukla AN, Arafat SN, Alageel S, Colon C, Chodosh J, Ciolino JB. Ex Vivo Study of Transepithelial Corneal Cross-linking. J Refract Surg. 2017 Mar 01; 33(3):171-177. PMID: 28264131.
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  2. Fadlallah A, Zhu H, Arafat S, Kochevar I, Melki S, Ciolino JB. Corneal Resistance to Keratolysis After Collagen Crosslinking With Rose Bengal and Green Light. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Dec 01; 57(15):6610-6614. PMID: 27926752.
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  3. Van Tyne D, Ciolino JB, Wang J, Durand ML, Gilmore MS. Novel Phagocytosis-Resistant Extended-Spectrum ß-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli From Keratitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Nov 01; 134(11):1306-1309. PMID: 27631542.
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  4. Ciolino JB, Ross AE, Tulsan R, Watts AC, Wang RF, Zurakowski D, Serle JB, Kohane DS. Latanoprost-Eluting Contact Lenses in Glaucomatous Monkeys. Ophthalmology. 2016 Oct; 123(10):2085-92. PMID: 27586444.
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  5. Abud TB, Amparo F, Saboo US, Di Zazzo A, Dohlman TH, Ciolino JB, Hamrah P, Dana R. A Clinical Trial Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of Topical Tacrolimus versus Methylprednisolone in Ocular Graft-versus-Host Disease. Ophthalmology. 2016 Jul; 123(7):1449-57. PMID: 27086024; PMCID: PMC4921308 [Available on 07/01/17].
  6. Jones LW, Byrne M, Ciolino JB, Legerton J, Markoulli M, Papas E, Subbaraman L. Revolutionary Future Uses of Contact Lenses. Optom Vis Sci. 2016 Apr; 93(4):325-7. PMID: 27008354.
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  7. Rudnisky CJ, Belin MW, Guo R, Ciolino JB. Visual Acuity Outcomes of the Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1: Multicenter Study Results. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb; 162:89-98.e1. PMID: 26550696.
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  8. Cremers SL, Kossler AL, Ciolino J, Henderson BA. Objective surgical assessments for residents and experienced surgeons in the Yelp Era. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015 Nov; 41(11):2593-5. PMID: 26703521.
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  9. Kammerdiener LL, Speiser JL, Aquavella JV, Harissi-Dagher M, Dohlman CH, Chodosh J, Ciolino JB. Protective effect of soft contact lenses after Boston keratoprosthesis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr; 100(4):549-52. PMID: 26276169.
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  10. Hwang J, Hwang TJ, Ciolino JB. Pivotal clinical trials of novel ophthalmic drugs and medical devices: retrospective observational study, 2002-2012. BMJ Open. 2015 Jun 04; 5(6):e007987. PMID: 26044760; PMCID: PMC4458635.
  11. Ciolino JB, McLaurin EB, Marsico NP, Ackerman SL, Williams JM, Villanueva L, Hollander DA. Effect of alcaftadine 0.25% on ocular itch associated with seasonal or perennial allergic conjunctivitis: a pooled analysis of two multicenter randomized clinical trials. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015; 9:765-72. PMID: 25999684; PMCID: PMC4427074.
  12. Hwang TJ, Ciolino JB. Retinal implants and Medicare reimbursement policies for breakthrough treatments in ophthalmology. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Apr; 133(4):373-4. PMID: 25675029.
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  13. Kanellopoulos AJ, Asimellis G, Salvador-Culla B, Chodosh J, Ciolino JB. High-irradiance CXL combined with myopic LASIK: flap and residual stroma biomechanical properties studied ex-vivo. Br J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jun; 99(6):870-4. PMID: 25795914.
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  14. Ousler G, Devries DK, Karpecki PM, Ciolino JB. An evaluation of Retaine™ ophthalmic emulsion in the management of tear film stability and ocular surface staining in patients diagnosed with dry eye. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015; 9:235-43. PMID: 25709384; PMCID: PMC4332255.
  15. Robert MC, Arafat SN, Ciolino JB. Collagen cross-linking of the Boston keratoprosthesis donor carrier to prevent corneal melting in high-risk patients. Eye Contact Lens. 2014 Nov; 40(6):376-81. PMID: 25320957.
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  16. Taniguchi EV, Kalout P, Pasquale LR, Kohane DS, Ciolino JB. Clinicians' perspectives on the use of drug-eluting contact lenses for the treatment of glaucoma. Ther Deliv. 2014 Oct; 5(10):1077-83. PMID: 25418267.
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  17. McLaurin EB, Marsico NP, Ackerman SL, Ciolino JB, Williams JM, Villanueva L, Hollander DA. Ocular itch relief with alcaftadine 0.25% versus olopatadine 0.2% in allergic conjunctivitis: pooled analysis of two multicenter randomized clinical trials. Adv Ther. 2014 Oct; 31(10):1059-71. PMID: 25260889; PMCID: PMC4209090.
  18. Arafat SN, Robert MC, Shukla AN, Dohlman CH, Chodosh J, Ciolino JB. UV cross-linking of donor corneas confers resistance to keratolysis. Cornea. 2014 Sep; 33(9):955-9. PMID: 25014151; PMCID: PMC4126859.
  19. Vora GK, Ciolino JB. Corneal allograft reaction associated with nonocular inflammation. Digit J Ophthalmol. 2014; 20(2):29-31. PMID: 25097462; PMCID: PMC4120801.
  20. Paschalis EI, Cade F, Melki S, Pasquale LR, Dohlman CH, Ciolino JB. Reliable intraocular pressure measurement using automated radio-wave telemetry. Clin Ophthalmol. 2014; 8:177-85. PMID: 24531415; PMCID: PMC3891580.
  21. Nichols JJ, Willcox MD, Bron AJ, Belmonte C, Ciolino JB, Craig JP, Dogru M, Foulks GN, Jones L, Nelson JD, Nichols KK, Purslow C, Schaumberg DA, Stapleton F, Sullivan DA. The TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort: executive summary. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Oct 18; 54(11):TFOS7-TFOS13. PMID: 24058135; PMCID: PMC4686219.
  22. Papas EB, Ciolino JB, Jacobs D, Miller WL, Miller WS, Pult H, Sahin A, Srinivasan S, Tauber J, Wolffsohn JS, Nelson JD. The TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort: report of the management and therapy subcommittee. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Oct 18; 54(11):TFOS183-203. PMID: 24058131.
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  23. Ciolino JB, Stefanescu CF, Ross AE, Salvador-Culla B, Cortez P, Ford EM, Wymbs KA, Sprague SL, Mascoop DR, Rudina SS, Trauger SA, Cade F, Kohane DS. In vivo performance of a drug-eluting contact lens to treat glaucoma for a month. Biomaterials. 2014 Jan; 35(1):432-9. PMID: 24094935; PMCID: PMC3874329.
  24. Wang L, Shankarappa SA, Tong R, Ciolino JB, Tsui JH, Chiang HH, Kohane DS. Topical drug formulations for prolonged corneal anesthesia. Cornea. 2013 Jul; 32(7):1040-5. PMID: 23615270; PMCID: PMC3679302.
  25. Ackerman S, D'Ambrosio F, Greiner JV, Villanueva L, Ciolino JB, Hollander DA. A multicenter evaluation of the efficacy and duration of action of alcaftadine 0.25% and olopatadine 0.2% in the conjunctival allergen challenge model. J Asthma Allergy. 2013; 6:43-52. PMID: 24109191; PMCID: PMC3792834.
  26. Ciolino JB, Belin MW, Todani A, Al-Arfaj K, Rudnisky CJ. Retention of the Boston keratoprosthesis type 1: multicenter study results. Ophthalmology. 2013 Jun; 120(6):1195-200. PMID: 23499061; PMCID: PMC3674188.
  27. Amparo F, Sadrai Z, Jin Y, Alfonso-Bartolozzi B, Wang H, Shikari H, Ciolino JB, Chodosh J, Jurkunas U, Schaumberg DA, Dana R. Safety and efficacy of the multitargeted receptor kinase inhibitor pazopanib in the treatment of corneal neovascularization. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jan 17; 54(1):537-44. PMID: 23233252; PMCID: PMC3558296.
  28. Rudnisky CJ, Belin MW, Todani A, Al-Arfaj K, Ament JD, Zerbe BJ, Ciolino JB. Risk factors for the development of retroprosthetic membranes with Boston keratoprosthesis type 1: multicenter study results. Ophthalmology. 2012 May; 119(5):951-5. PMID: 22361316; PMCID: PMC3343212.
  29. Ciolino JB, Hudson SP, Mobbs AN, Hoare TR, Iwata NG, Fink GR, Kohane DS. A prototype antifungal contact lens. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Aug 09; 52(9):6286-91. PMID: 21527380; PMCID: PMC3176015.
  30. Cruzat A, Witkin D, Baniasadi N, Zheng L, Ciolino JB, Jurkunas UV, Chodosh J, Pavan-Langston D, Dana R, Hamrah P. Inflammation and the nervous system: the connection in the cornea in patients with infectious keratitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Jul 11; 52(8):5136-43. PMID: 21460259; PMCID: PMC3176064.
  31. Todani A, Ciolino JB, Ament JD, Colby KA, Pineda R, Belin MW, Aquavella JV, Chodosh J, Dohlman CH. Titanium back plate for a PMMA keratoprosthesis: clinical outcomes. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2011 Oct; 249(10):1515-8. PMID: 21519940.
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  32. Ament JD, Stryjewski TP, Ciolino JB, Todani A, Chodosh J, Dohlman CH. Cost-effectiveness of the Boston keratoprosthesis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2010 Feb; 149(2):221-228.e2. PMID: 19939347.
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  33. Ciolino JB, Mills DM, Meyer DR. Ocular manifestations of long-term mascara use. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Jul-Aug; 25(4):339-41. PMID: 19617808.
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  34. Ciolino JB, Dohlman CH, Kohane DS. Contact lenses for drug delivery. Semin Ophthalmol. 2009 May-Jun; 24(3):156-60. PMID: 19437351.
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  35. Ciolino JB, Hoare TR, Iwata NG, Behlau I, Dohlman CH, Langer R, Kohane DS. A drug-eluting contact lens. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Jul; 50(7):3346-52. PMID: 19136709; PMCID: PMC4657544.
  36. Ciolino JB, Dohlman CH. Biologic keratoprosthesis materials. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2009; 49(1):1-9. PMID: 19125059; PMCID: PMC4750374.
  37. Khachikian SS, Belin MW, Ciolino JB. Intrasubject corneal thickness asymmetry. J Refract Surg. 2008 Jun; 24(6):606-9. PMID: 18581786.
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  38. Ciolino JB, Khachikian SS, Belin MW. Comparison of corneal thickness measurements by ultrasound and scheimpflug photography in eyes that have undergone laser in situ keratomileusis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008 Jan; 145(1):75-80. PMID: 17988643.
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  39. Ciolino JB, Khachikian SS, Cortese MJ, Belin MW. Long-term stability of the posterior cornea after laser in situ keratomileusis. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007 Aug; 33(8):1366-70. PMID: 17662425.
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  40. Ciolino JB, Belin MW. Changes in the posterior cornea after laser in situ keratomileusis and photorefractive keratectomy. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2006 Sep; 32(9):1426-31. PMID: 16931251.
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  41. Zerbe BL, Belin MW, Ciolino JB. Results from the multicenter Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis Study. Ophthalmology. 2006 Oct; 113(10):1779.e1-7. PMID: 16872678.
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  42. Cremers SL, Ciolino JB, Ferrufino-Ponce ZK, Henderson BA. Objective Assessment of Skills in Intraocular Surgery (OASIS). Ophthalmology. 2005 Jul; 112(7):1236-41. PMID: 15922450.
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  43. Ciolino JB, Murphy MA. Complete optic nerve avulsion associated with a basketball injury. Med Health R I. 2003 Oct; 86(10):324-5. PMID: 14626864.
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