Dr. Roberts has served as a full-time faculty member at the College since 1987, and since then he has participated in clinical instruction, administration and research activities. He holds the rank of professor at the College, and he also has adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Ophthalmology and at the UIC School of Public Health, where he teaches epidemiologic methods.
Excellent clinical training environment with supportive faculty and programs.
|Primary Eye Care; Epidemiology. Primary research interests involve the study of glaucoma, with emphasis on pigmentary glaucoma and pigment dispersion ocular syndromes, and infrared imaging techniques for examination of the iris.|
|University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Michigan M.S.
VA Medical Center, Danville, IL Residency
Indiana University O.D.
Indiana University B.S.
|1987-present||Illinois College of Optometry|
|Roberts DK, Wernick MN. Infrared imaging technique may help demonstrate iris transillumination defects in blacks who show other pigment dispersion syndrome clinical signs. J Glaucoma 2007;16:440-7.
Roberts DK, Ayyagari R, Moroi SE. Possible association between long anterior lens zonules and plateau iris configuration. J Glaucoma 2008;17:393-6.
Roberts DK, Lukic A, Yang Y, Moroi SE, Wilensky JT, Wernick M. Novel observations and potential applications using digital infrared iris imaging. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging 2009;40:207-16.
Roberts DK, Lukic A, Yang Y, Moroi SE, Wilensky JT, Wernick M. Multispectral diagnostic imaging of the iris in pigment dispersion syndrome. – Accepted for publication, J Glaucoma.
Roberts DK, Ayyagari R, McCarthy B, Xie H, Davis F, Wilensky JT. Investigating ocular dimensions in African-Americans with long anterior zonules. – Accepted for publication, J Glaucoma.
Roberts DK, Wilensky JT. Long anterior lens zonules. – Accepted for publication, Clin Exp Ophthalmol.
Roberts DK, Yang Y, Lukic A, Wilensky JT, Wernick M. Quantification of pupil parameters in diseased and normal eyes with digital near infrared iris transillumination imaging. – Accepted for publication, Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging.
Awards and Honors
|Excellence in Education Award: Selected in 2011 by Illinois College of Optometry Alumni Council.
Professionalism Award: Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL; Awarded by classes of 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997.
Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award: Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL; Awarded by classes of 1991, 1996, 1997.
|American Optometric Association
Illinois Optometric Association
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Fellow, American Academy Optometry
Illinois Chapter American Academy Optometry
Optometric Glaucoma Society