Ryan P McNabb


Medical Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology

My research is focused on the development of novel ophthalmic optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging devices to explore two paths of research: anatomical biomarkers for myopia (near-sightedness) progression and the intersection of robotic imaging and medicine. 

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Medical Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology

Contact Information

  • Office Location: DUMC 2351 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 684-9872
  • Email Address: rpm10@duke.edu


  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2013

Representative Publications

  • McNabb, RP; Grewal, DS; Mehta, R; Schuman, SG; Izatt, JA; Mahmoud, TH; Jaffe, GJ; Mruthyunjaya, P; Kuo, AN, Wide field of view swept-source optical coherence tomography for peripheral retinal disease., British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol 100 no. 10 (2016), pp. 1377-1382 [10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-307480] [abs].
  • McNabb, RP; Blanco, T; Bomze, HM; Tseng, HC; Saban, DR; Izatt, JA; Kuo, AN, Method for single illumination source combined optical coherence tomography and fluorescence imaging of fluorescently labeled ocular structures in transgenic mice., Exp Eye Res, vol 151 (2016), pp. 68-74 [10.1016/j.exer.2016.08.003] [abs].
  • Kuo, AN; Verkicharla, PK; McNabb, RP; Cheung, CY; Hilal, S; Farsiu, S; Chen, C; Wong, TY; Ikram, MK; Cheng, CY; Young, TL; Saw, SM; Izatt, JA, Posterior Eye Shape Measurement With Retinal OCT Compared to MRI., Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science, vol 57 no. 9 (2016), pp. OCT196-OCT203 [10.1167/iovs.15-18886] [abs].
  • McNabb, RP; Challa, P; Kuo, AN; Izatt, JA, Complete 360° circumferential gonioscopic optical coherence tomography imaging of the iridocorneal angle., Biomedical Optics Express, vol 6 no. 4 (2015), pp. 1376-1391 [10.1364/BOE.6.001376] [abs].
  • McNabb, RP; Farsiu, S; Stinnett, SS; Izatt, JA; Kuo, AN, Optical coherence tomography accurately measures corneal power change from laser refractive surgery., Ophthalmology, vol 122 no. 4 (2015), pp. 677-686 [10.1016/j.ophtha.2014.10.003] [abs].
  • Polans, J; Jaeken, B; McNabb, RP; Artal, P; Izatt, JA, Wide-field optical model of the human eye with asymmetrically tilted and decentered lens that reproduces measured ocular aberrations, Optica, vol 2 no. 2 (2015), pp. 124-134 [10.1364/OPTICA.2.000124] [abs].
  • McNabb, RP; Kuo, AN; Izatt, JA, Quantitative single and multi-surface clinical corneal topography utilizing optical coherence tomography., Opt Lett, vol 38 no. 8 (2013), pp. 1212-1214 [10.1364/OL.38.001212] [abs].
  • Hendargo, HC; McNabb, RP; Dhalla, A-H; Shepherd, N; Izatt, JA, Doppler velocity detection limitations in spectrometer-based versus swept-source optical coherence tomography., Biomedical Optics Express, vol 2 no. 8 (2011), pp. 2175-2188 [10.1364/BOE.2.002175] [abs].