Herbert  E.  Kaufman , M.D.

Emeritus Boyd Professor of Ophthalmology and Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

LSU Eye Center
2020 Gravier St. Suite B
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone (office): (504) 568-3156
Fax: (504) 568-2385
Email: hkaufm@lsuhsc.edu

Clinical Interests

Refractive Surgery
Corneal Diseases and Surgery
Herpetic Eye Disease

Research Interests

Refractive surgery
Corneal transplantation and corneal storage media
Herpetic and other viral eye disease
Collagen shields and drug delivery

Selected Publications

Kaufman, H.E.: Does everyone have herpes? Editorial. Cornea 23:111-112, 2004. 

Avunduk, A.M., Senft, C.J., Emerah, S., Varnell, E.D., Kaufman, H,E,: Corneal healing after uncomplicated LASIK and its relationship to refractive changes: a six month prospective confocal study. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 45:1334-1339, 2004. 

Kaufman, H.E.: Strengthening the cornea. Editorial. Cornea 23:432, 2004. 

Gebhardt, B.M., Varnell, E.D., Kaufman, H.E.: Acetylsalicylic acid reduces viral shedding induced by thermal stress. Curr. Eye Res. 29:119-125, 2004. 

Gebhardt, B.M., Kaufman, H.E., Hill, J.M.: Effect of acyclovir on thermal stress-induced herpesvirus reactivation. Curr. Eye. Res. 29:137-144, 2004. 

Peponis, V., Herz, J.B., Kaufman, H.E.: The role of corticosteroids in fungal keratitis: a different view. Br. J. Ophthalmol. 88:1227, 2004. 

Kaufman, H.E., Azcuy, A.M., Varnell, E.D., Sloop, G.D., Thompson, H.W., Hill, J.M.: HSV-1 DNA in tears and saliva of normal adults. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 46:241-247, 2005. 

Gebhardt, B.M., Varnell, E.D., Kaufman, H.E.: Inhibition of cyclooxygenase 2 synthesis suppresses herpes simplex virus type 1 reactivation. J. Ocul. Pharmacol. Ther. 21:114-120, 2005. 

Joseph M.A., Kaufman, H.E., Insler, M.S.: Topical tacrolimus ointment for treatment of refractory anterior segment inflammatory disorders. Cornea. 24:417-420, 2005. 

Leung GY-S, Peponis V, Varnell ED, Lam DS-C, Kaufman HE: Preliminary in vitro evaluation of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate (Dermabond®) to seal corneal incisions. Cornea, 24:998-999, 2005. 

Kaufman, H.E.: Intracorneal inlay. In: Presbyopia Surgery: Pearls and Pitfalls. J. Kevin Belville, Ronald J Smith, eds. Slack, Inc., Thorofare, N.J., 2006, pp. 125-136.  

Jackson, W.B., Kaufman, H.E., Leccisotti, A., Manche, E., Probst, L., Shah, S., Soloway B.D., Zdenek, G.: Monovision LASIK. In: Presbyopia Surgery: Pearls and Pitfalls. J. Kevin Belville, Ronald J Smith, eds. Slack, Inc., Thorofare, N.J., 2006, pp. 155-181. 

Peponis V, Kaufman HE: Tissue adhesive technique: Sutureless anterior lamellar keratoplasty using human fibrin tissue adhesive. In: John T (Ed): Surgical Techniques in Anterior and Posterior Lamellar Corneal Surgery. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi, India. Chapter 26, Pages 306-320, 2006. 

Abdulhak M, Kaufman HE: Lamellar surgery for fungal keratitis. In: John T (Ed): Surgical Techniques in Anterior and Posterior Lamellar Corneal Surgery. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi, India. Chapter 48, Pages 525-531, 2006. 

Esquenazi S, Shihadeh WA, Abdelkader A, Kaufman HE: A new surgical technique for anterior segment ectasia: Tectonic lamellar sclerokeratoplasty. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 37:1-3, 2006. 

Kaufman SC, Kaufman HE: How has confocal microscopy helped us in refractive surgery? Curr Opin Ophthalmol 17:380-388, 2006. 

Chiou AG-Y, Kaufman SC, Kaufman HE, Beuerman RW: Clinical corneal confocal microscopy. Surv Ophthalmol 51:482-500, 2006. 

Abdelkader A, Esquenazi S, Shihadeh W, Bazan HEP, He J, Gill S, Kaufman HE: Healing process at the flap edge in its influence in the development of corneal ectasia after LASIK. Current Eye Res 31:903-908, 2006.

Kaufman HE, Varnell ED, Gebhardt BM, Thompson HW, Atwal E, Rübsamen-Waigmann, Kleymann G. Efficacy of a helicase-primase inhibitor in animal models of ocular herpes simplex type 1 infection. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther, in press.