Robert Baier PhD
SUNY Buffalo, Biomaterials Graduate Program
Current Position: Professor of Biomaterials
Keywords Research Areas: Biomaterials, Lubricity, Tear Film, Cornea, Retinal Implants, Wetting, Spreading, Adhesion, Contact Lenses, Itraocular Lenses, Biocompatibility, Infrared Spectroscopy, Critical Surface Tension
Research Focus:
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Fundamental Retinal Processes
  • Lens and Cataract
  • Ocular Infection, Inflammation, and Immunology
  • Retinal Neuroscience
Clinical Relevance:
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism/Refractive Errors
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal/Anterior Segment Diseases
  • Dry Eye
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Vascular Diseases
Synopsis Of Research:
Anterior tear film structure and properties, cornea surface properties, ophthalmic lubrication, wetting, spreading and adhesion, biomaterials compatibility of contact and intraocular lenses, analysis of intraretinal interfacial zones as host sites for implantable photocatalytic titanium stimulant of phosphenes.
Current Or Representative Publications:

Szymanski M, Meyer A, Salvi R, Baier R (2010) Improved Interactions of Primary Neurons with RFGDT Pyrolytic Carbon and Photocatalytic Titanium for Electrode Implants, Society For Biomaterials, 2010 Annual Meeting, Abstract for Session â??Surface Optimization to Maximize Biosensor Performanceâ?, April 23, 2010, Seattle, Washington

Rangwala HS, Ionita CN, Rudin S, Baier RE (2009) Partially Polyurethane-Covered Stent for Cerebral Aneurysm Treatment. J Biomed Mater Res, Part B: Applied Biomaterials 89B: 415-429.

Meyer AE, Baier RE, Chen H, Chowhan M (2007) Differential Tissue-on-Tissue Lubrication by Ophthalmic Formulations. J Biomed Mater Res, Part B: Applied Biomaterials 82B:74-88.

Baier RE (2006) Surface behaviour of biomaterials: The theta surface for biocompatibility. J Mater Sci: Mater Med 17:1057-1062. Meyer AE, Baier RE, Chen H, Chowhan M (2006) Tissue-on-Tissue Testing of Dry Eye Formulations for Reduction of Bioadhesion. J Adhesion 82:607-627.

State University of New York Medical Centers & College of Optometry Consortium

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