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Lejla Vajzovic

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases & Surgery

Selected Grants


Screening for Advanced Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration in assisted living centers

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc · 2023 - 2028

Evaluation of the Heidelberg Engineering SPECTRALIS with Flex Module for In-vivo Imaging in the Supine Position

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Heidelberg Engineering · 2020 - 2025

Optimizing vitrectomy technique and parameters for subretinal gene therapy: An intraoperative OCT based volumetric study

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation · 2023 - 2024

Applying artificial intelligence to pediatric retinal screening based on ultra-widefield fundus imaging

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation · 2023 - 2024

Implementation of ultra-wide field fundus photography for pediatric retinal screening within a primary care setting

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation · 2023 - 2024

Intraoperative OCT Guidance of Intraocular Surgery

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2023

Screening for pediatric retinal diseases using artificial intelligence and wide-field fundus imaging

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation · 2021 - 2022

Evaluation of chronic effects of electronic cigarette aerosol inhalation on macular perfusion using optical coherence tomography angiograph

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation · 2019 - 2022

Psychophysics-Guided Signal Processing for Retinal Prosthetics

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2021

The Impact of Choroidal Thickness in Retinopathy of Prematurity: A Longitudinal Stud

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation · 2019 - 2021

Second Sight Argus II (PM-02-01)

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Second Sight Medical Products, Inc · 2013 - 2021

Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography to Analyze Development of Pediatric Retinal Vasculature

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation · 2019 - 2020

Subretinal drug delivery via a novel ab-externo approach using microscope integrated optical coherence tomography

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation · 2018 - 2020

GX29633 PROXIMA

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Genentech, Inc. · 2015 - 2019

Photoceptor development in premature vs term infants

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. · 2013 - 2016

External Relationships


  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Alcon, Inc
  • Alimera Sciences
  • Apellis Pharmaceuticals
  • Beaver Visitec International Inc.
  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Alcon, Inc
  • Alimera Sciences
  • Apellis Pharmaceuticals
  • Beaver Visitec International Inc.
  • Best Doctors-Teledoc Health
  • Bryn Mawr Communications, LLC
  • Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center
  • Genentech
  • Guidemark Heath Inc
  • Guidepoint Global
  • Haymarket Media
  • Healio Strategic Solutions LLC
  • Healio live
  • IVista Medical Education
  • MedForce Inc
  • Ocugen, Malvern, PA
  • Outlook therapuetic
  • Pentavision LLC
  • Phoenix Group Holdings, DBA Enova
  • Regenexbio
  • Vindico
  • YoungMD Connect
  • i2Vision

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies, institutions, or organizations listed above. This information is available to institutional leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.