Darryl Overby, PhD, is a bioengineer with expertise in biomechanics and mechanobiology. His research investigates the mechanics of aqueous humor drainage from the eye and how the drainage pathway contributes to the regulation of eye pressure. He is currently applying engineering approaches to investigate how eye pressure is regulated and how eye pressure could be more successfully lowered to better treat glaucoma.
"Support from the BrightFocus Foundation has been instrumental in our research towards finding a better therapy for lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma. Our research is highly interdisciplinary, bringing aspects from engineering, physical sciences and the life sciences to bear on the “plumbing” problem of aqueous humor drainage that controls IOP. The BrightFocus Foundation and its donors recognize the benefits of an interdisciplinary research approach to glaucoma, and their support has allowed our research program to focus on innovative ways of studying and solving important problems related to this disease that causes so many people, worldwide, to go blind."