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Donovan S. Reed, M.D.


Registered ongoing clinical trial: Upper blepharoplasty skin closure: analysis of outcomes of subcuticular versus running approximation and absorbable versus nonabsorbable suture
American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Thesis: The histologic and clinical impact of wound augmentation therapy including early amniotic membrane
grafting, botulinum toxin A injection and verteporfin injection, in addition to delayed combination intralesional 5-Fluorouracil with microneedling and triamcinolone therapy for wound modification
following thermal injury in a porcine model (Sus scrofa)
Graduate Capstone, Uniformed Services University School of Medicine: Development of Progress Notes, a literary arts journal for federal healthcare students
Undergraduate Honors Thesis, East Tennessee State University: Co-immobilization of a Quantum Dot and Glucose Oxidase Enzyme


1. Nelson FD, Reed DS, Schulte A, Blegen HMJ, Johnson A, Davies BW. Patterns of ophthalmic injury
following periorbital thermal burns, a retrospective analysis at a level 1 burn center. Military Medicine.
Accepted for publication, forthcoming 2022.
2. Reed DS, Epstein A, Blaydon S, Durairaj VD. Isolated globe rupture without concomitant eyelid laceration
or orbital trauma following facial dog bite injury in a child. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2022. 25:101381.
PMID: 35198810
3. Epstein A, Homer N, Reed D, Young R, Durairaj VD. Traumatic intra-choroidal nail implantation. Proc
(Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2021. 35(1):106-107. PMID: 34970054
4. Reed DS, Nakra T. Re: ‘Transconjunctival lower eyelid blepharoplasty with fat transposition above the
orbicularis muscle for improvement of the tear trough deformity.’ J Cosmet Dermatol. 2021. PMID:
5. Gupta N, Epstein A, Reed DS, Homer NA, Blaydon S, Alford J, Nakra T. Acute retrobulbar hemorrhage after tooth extraction: case report and treatment of a rare condition. Spec Care Dentist. 2021. PMID: 34735030
6. Rao N, Reed DS, Epstein A, Wang M, Silberman M, Durairaj VD. A case report of conjunctival
melanoacanthoma. Cornea. 2021. PMID: 34723861
7. Reed DS, Kostosky N, Davies BW, Epstein A, Durairaj VD. Rifle blast exacerbating hearing loss in a
patient treated with teprotumumab for thyroid eye disease. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021. PMID:
8. Palochak C, Reed DS, Legault G, Evangelista C. Pain control following photorefractive keratectomy, a
prospective clinical trial comparing codeine-acetaminophen versus oxycodone-acetaminophen for the management of postoperative pain. J Refract Surg. 2021. 37(9):582-589. PMID: 34506240
9. Reed DS, Kostosky N, Epstein A, Blaydon S, Durairaj VD, Somogyi M. Disseminated Coddidioidomycosis with orbital osteomyelitis and periorbital abscess.  Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr
Surg. 2021. PMID: 33795607
10. Reed DS, Davies BW, Durairaj VD. Re: ‘Orbital roof fractures: an evidence-based approach.’ Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2021. 23(2):152. PMID: 33724886
11. Reed DS, Epstein A, Crouse E, Somogyi M. Bacillus cereus panophthalmitis with delayed dermis fat graft. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2021. PMID: 34219933
12. Fliotsos MJ, Reed DS, Giles GB, Altman AH, Santamaria JA, Zafar S, Carlton DK, Johnson AJ, Davies BW, Legault GL, Woreta FA, Justin GA. Prevalence, patterns, and characteristics of eye injuries in professional mixed martial arts. Clin Ophthalmol. 2021:15;2759-2766. PMID: 34211265
13. Santamaria J, Cancio LC, Reed D, Phillips H, Chen S, Johnson A. Complete fusion of both eyelids in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: Case Report. J Burn Care Res. 2021 Feb 2:irab024. PMID: 33528572
14. Phillips H, Blegen H, Anthony C, Davies B, Wedel M, Reed DS. Pars plana vitrectomy following
traumatic ocular injury and initial globe repair: a retrospective analysis of clinical outcomes. Mil
Med. 2021. 186(Suppl 1):491-5. PMID: 33499435
15. Reed DS, Giles GB, Johnson A, Santamaria JA, Nelson F, Appelo B, DeMartelaere S, Davies BW. Acute reconstruction of periorbital trauma resulting in eyelid anterior lamella loss with simultaneous full-thickness skin grafting and amniotic membrane grafting: A Case Report. Mil Med. 2020 Dec 17:usaa326. PMID: 33331944
16. Reed DS, Plaster A, Mehta A, Hill M, Zanganeh T, Soeken T, DeMartelaere S, Davies BW. Acute and sub-acute reconstruction of periorbital thermal burns involving the anterior lamella of the eyelid with simultaneous full-thickness skin grafting and amniotic membrane grafting. Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters. 2020. 33(4): 323-328. PMID: 33708023
17. Reed DS, Hill M, Justin G, Giles G, Santamaria J, Hobbs S, Davies B, Legault G. Finding Focus in Crisis: Resident-directed Graduate Medical Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Mil Med. 2020. 185(11-12):469-71. PMID: 33377495
18. Giles GB, Reed DS, Soeken TA, Davies BW. Amniotic membrane graft alternative to skin grafting
in a recurrent re-fusing permanent tarsorrhaphy: a case report. Ther Adv Ophthalmol. 2020. 12:25. PMID:
19. Nelson FD, Reed DS, Justin GA, Hindi HF, Blegen HM, Zanganeh TS, Betts AM, Davies BW. A systematic approach to orbital CT scans: Integrating the BALPINE method into ophthalmology curriculum. J Acad Ophthalmol. 2020. 12(02): e92-95.
20. Blegen H, Reed DS, Giles GB, Wedel ML, Hobbs S. Long-term outcomes after central retinal artery occlusion treated acutely with hyperbaric oxygen therapy: a case series. Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases. 2020.
21. Blegen H, Plaster A, Hobbs S, Reed DS, Santamaria JA, Heath Z, Nelson F, Giles G, Drayna
P. Posterior segment findings in patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).
Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases. 2020. 4(6): 490-3.
22. Giles GB, Reed D, Brewer JR, Evangelista CB. Five-year-old sequestered retained lens fragment requiring keratoplasty. Cureus. 2020. 12(7):e9428. PMID: 32864254
23. Kattakayam AJ, Reed D, Karakattu SM, Bailey B, Lamb MR, Lewis PO, Youssef D. Vitamin D
deficiency and insufficiency in northeast Tennessee. Health. 2020. 12(9):1085-94. Donovan S. Reed, 20 July 2022 Page 4 of 14
24. Reed DS, Ferris LM, Santamaria J, Musto M, Mehta A, Apsey D, Legault G. Prevalence of
myopia in newly enlisted airmen at Joint Base San Antonio. Clin Ophthalmol. 2020:14;133-137.
PMID: 32021078
25. Reed D, Papp CA, Brundridge CW, Mehta CA, Santamaria CJ, Valentin CF, Davies MB. Evisceration
vs enucleation following ocular trauma, a retrospective analysis at a level one trauma center. Mil Med.
2020. 185(3-4):409-412. PMID: 31642476
26. Mehta A, Reed D, Miller K. Diplopia and strabismus after corneal refractive surgery. Mil Med. 2020.
185(5-6):e755-8. PMID: 31808933
27. Reed D, Soeken T, Brundridge W, Gallagher C, DeMartelaere S, Davies BW. Repair of a fullthickness
eyelid defect with a bilamellar autograft in a porcine model (Sus scrofa). Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Dec 16. PMID: 31868788
28. Reed D, Mehta A, Santamaria J, Hayes B, Scribbick F, Davies B. Primary adenocarcinoma of the orbit
initially diagnosed as sclerosing orbital inflammatory pseudotumor. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep.
2019;16:100529. PMID: 31453411
29. Reed DS, Mehta A, Drayna P. Isolated racemose angioma, a rare retinal condition. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019;137(8):e185512. PMID: 31393540
30. Santamaria J, Mehta A, Reed D, Blegen H, Bishop B, Davies B. Orbital roof fractures as an indicator for concomitant ocular injury. Graefe’s Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2019; 257(11):2541-2545. PMID: 31489490
31. Brundridge W, Reed D, Santamaria J, Mehta A, Valentin F, Davies B. Open Globe Trauma in a Military
Hospital: A Review of the Ocular Trauma Score to Help Predict Enucleation or Evisceration. Graefe’s
Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2019;257(8):1789-1793. PMID: 31129770
32. Stevens BJ, Justin GA, Reed DS, Jaksha AF, Davies BW, DeMartelaere SL, Ryan DS, Weichel
ED, Colyer MH. Enucleations and eviscerations for combat ocular trauma performed during Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. J Craniofac Surg. 2019;30(3):767-770. PMID: 30817532
33. Blegen HMJ, Santamaria JA, Mehta A, Reed DS, Drayna PM, Davies B. Patterns and Prognosis of
Commotio Retinae in Orbital Wall Fractures. Ther Adv Ophthal. 2019;11:2515841419862133. PMID:
34. Reed D, Brundridge W, Gallagher C, Santamaria J, Legault G. Case report of recurrent xerophthalmia
associated with Vitamin A deficiency secondary to lipid malabsorption following extensive colon resection. Vitam Miner. 2018; 7(3):179.
35. Reed DS, Apsey D, Steigleman W, Townley J, Caldwell M. Retrospective analysis of the post-operative changes in higher order aberrations: A comparison of the Wavelight Ex500 and Visx lasers in refractive surgery. Mil Med. 2017 Nov;182(11):e2061-e2065. PMID: 29087882
36. Saperstein A, Reed D, Smith C, Andrew B. Beginning with the end-user in mind: application of Kern’sn6-Step Approach to Design & Create a Literary Journal for Healthcare Students. MedEdPublish. 2017.
37. Reed D, Middlemas E, Gertsen E, Lamb MR. Discordant B- and T-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma:
Case Report and Review of Literature. Tenn Med. 2013; 106(10):35-7. PMID: 24282837