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Donovan S. Reed, M.D.


Department of Defense –Veterans Affairs Eye Care Research Community Working Group Representative for Air Force Ophthalmology
• 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. Epstein A, Nguyen K, Reed DS, Hoang L, Somogyi M. Multifocal infantile hemangioma of the eyelid
causing amblyopia requiring surgical resection. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. Accepted
for publication, forthcoming 2023.
2. 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 2023.
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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:
6. 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
7. Rao N, Reed DS, Epstein A, Wang M, Silberman M, Durairaj VD. A case report of conjunctival
melanoacanthoma. Cornea. 2021. PMID: 34723861
8. 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:
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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
12. Reed DS, Epstein A, Crouse E, Somogyi M. Bacillus cereus panophthalmitis with delayed
dermis fat graft. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2021. PMID: 34219933
13. 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:
14. 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
15. 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
16. 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
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17. 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
18. 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
19. 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:
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. Giles GB, Reed D, Brewer JR, Evangelista CB. Five-year-old sequestered retained lens fragment requiring keratoplasty. Cureus. 2020. 12(7):e9428. PMID: 32864254
24. 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.
25. 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
26. 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
27. Mehta A, Reed D, Miller K. Diplopia and strabismus after corneal refractive surgery. Mil Med. 2020.
185(5-6):e755-8. PMID: 31808933
28. 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
29. 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
30. Reed DS, Mehta A, Drayna P. Isolated racemose angioma, a rare retinal condition. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019;137(8):e185512. PMID: 31393540
31. 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
32. 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
33. 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
34. 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:
35. 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.
36. 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
37. Saperstein A, Reed D, Smith C, Andrew B. Beginning with the end-user in mind: application of Kern’s 6-Step Approach to Design & Create a Literary Journal for Healthcare Students. MedEdPublish. 2017.
38. 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