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November 1, 2013

Scholarly and Professional Activities

Congratulations to Dr. Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev, Assistant Clinical Professor, was offered, and gratefully accepted, membership on the International Examining Certification Board (IECB).  The board, led by Dr. Irwin Suchoff, retired faculty member of the College, consists of 10 members.  In addition, Dr. Gelfond-Polnariev, Treasurer of the National Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK), developed a relationship between BSK and COVD (Council of Vision Development) which helped to creat a $50,000 endowment fund for COVD fo research in visual development.

Publications

Rosenfield M, Bass S.  Global Vision: Globalisation and advances in eye care delivery.  Optician (8.30.13) 17-21.

Rosenfield M.  Global Vision:  The spread of technology.  Optician (9.27.13) 36-37.

Gould JA, Ciuffreda KJ, Yadav NK, Thiagarajan P, Arthur B. (2013) The effect of retinal defocus on simple eye-hand and eye-foot reaction time in traumatic brain injury (TBI).) Brain Inj. 2013 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Gould JA, Ciuffreda KJ, Arthur B, Yadav, N. (2013) Retinal defocus and eye dominance effect on eye-hand reaction time.  Optometry & Visual Performance, vol. 1, no. 4, 224-237.

Kunzevitzky NJ, Willeford K, Feuer WJ, Almeida M, Goldberg JL (2013). Amacrine cell subtypes differ in their intrinsic neurite growth capacity. Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science. PMID: 24130183 (Ahead of print)

Mergler S, Mertens C, Valtink M, Reinach PS, Szekely VC, Slavi N, Garreis F, Abdelmessih S, Türker E, Fels G, Pleyer U. (2013) Functional significance of thermosensitive transient receptor potential melastatin channel 8 (TRPM8) expression in immortalized human corneal endothelial cells.Exp Eye Res. 2013 Oct 14. doi:pii: S0014-4835(13)00291-1. 10.1016/j.exer.2013.10.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Yadav NK, Ciuffreda KJ.(2013) Optimization of the pattern visual evoked potential (VEP) in the visually-normal and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) populations. Brain Inj. 2013 Oct 10. [Epub ahead of print]


Posters/Presentations

Lam DY, Richdale K, Chalmers RL, Mitchell GL, Kinoshita BT, Jansen ME, Sorbara L, Wagner H. Repeatability of the Contact Lens Risk Survey. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 2013 American Academy of Optometry meeting, October 23-26, 2013, Seattle Washington.

Richdale K, Sinnott LT, Bullimore MA, Zadnik K. Lens and ciliary muscle dimensions as a function of age, accommodation, and refractive error. Accepted as a paper presentation at the 2013 American Academy of Optometry meeting, October 23-26, 2013, Seattle Washington.

Zheng Y, Gee J, Backus B, Richdale K. Automated Measurement of Lens Thickness Using Optical Coherence Tomography. Accepted as a poster presentation at the 2013 American Academy of Optometry meeting, October 23-26, 2013, Seattle Washington.


Invited Talks/Lectures

Peter Reinach was invited to be a Guest speaker at the Japanese Cornea Society Meeting in Wakayama Japan at Wakayama Medical School on  November 8-9, 2013. The Title of his lecture is Functional Roles of Transient Receptor Potential Channels in Ocular Health and Disease.

The following members of the faculty were newly elected Fellows in the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) at its annual meeting in October:

Dr. Sandra Benaventes-Perez
Dr. James Li
Mr. Naveen Yadav

 

2013 American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Lectures, Presentations and Posters by SUNY Faculty and Students

Bass S, Patel T,  and  Sherman J.  (2013) The Differential Diagnosis Of Paravenous Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) From Pigmented Paravenous Retinochoroidal Atrophy (PPRA), A "Pseudo RP" Masquerade,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Bass S and Tran I. (2013). The Differential Diagnosis Of Syndromes Presenting With Combined Vision And Hearing Loss: A Case Of Alport Syndrome,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Bass S and Sherman J (2013). Hi-Tech Workshop in the Detection of Glaucoma and Retinal Disease, ,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Benavente-Perez  A,  Nour A, Yan L , Roden K,  Abarr  K, Troilo D (2013). Brief Periods Of Focused Vision Are More Effective Than Myopic Defocus At Reducing Lens Induced Increases In Eye Growth ,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Bittner A, Gould J, Rozanski C, Rosenfarb A, DeJong B, Benavente-Perez  A, and Dagnelie G. (2013). Visual Function Improvements Following Electroacupuncture For Retinitis Pigmentosa, ,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Ciuffreda K, Thiagarajan P , Capo-Aponte J,  Ludlam  D, Kapoor N (2013). Effect Of Combined Oculomotor Training On Reading Ability In Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI), ,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Ciuffreda K and Thiagarjan P. (2013). Pupillary Dynamics To Light Are Slowed In Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI),  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Epshtein  D, Lee J, Ahamed A and  Sherman J (2013). Progression In Stargardt Disease As Visualized By Auto Fluorescence,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Gajjar A, Lim M, Harwerth R, and Patel N (2013) Effects Of Habitual Soft Contact Lens Wear On Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography RNFL Measures,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Klein, M,  Viswanathan S, Burns S, Huang G (2013). Cone Spatial Density And Multifocal Electroretinogram (MFERG) A-Wave Amplitude: A Comparison Across Eccentricity,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Lam A, Portello J, and Rosenfield M. (2013). Effect Of Artificial Tears On Symptoms Of Computer Vision Syndrome (Cvs) In Dry Eye Patients,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Lam D, Richdale K,  Chalmers  R,  Kinoshita B,  Jansen M, Sorbara L, and Wagner H. (2013). Repeatability Of The Contact Lens Risk Survey,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Lim M,  Gajjar A, Harwerth R,  and Patel N (2013). Age-Related Loss Of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) Thickness After Compensating For Major Retinal Vasculature And Ocular Magnification,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
McGovern M and Soden, R (2013). Medical Compliance with Billing and Coding 2013,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Nehmad  L, Yang  A, Sharma M, and Pereira S (2013). A Comparative Study of Methods Used to Evaluate Visual Field Progression in Glaucoma ,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Richdale  K, Sinnott L, Bullimore M, and Zadnik K (2013). Lens and Ciliary Muscle Dimensions as a Function of  Age, Accommodation And Refractive Error ,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Rosenfield M. , Rosenlicht T,  Huang Y,  and Simon J (2013). Effect Of Colored Overlays On Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) ,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Slotnick, S, Ciuffreda, Yadav N and Byne R. (2013). Relation Between Prosopagnosia And Hemifield Loss Of Contrast Perception Following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) ,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Slotnick S, Epshtein D, Awad C, Nath S, and Sherman J (2013). Novices In Ophthalmic Field Trained To Identify Ocular Disease With High Sensitivity & Specificity Using Ivue(R) Iwellnessexam(TM) Test,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Truong  J,  Ciuffreda K, Han MH, Suchoff IB. (2013). Photosensitivity In Mild Traumatic Brain-Injury (MTBI): A Retrospective Analysis,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Yadav  N, Thiagarajan P, and Ciuffreda K (2013). Effect of Oculomotor Vision Rehabilitation on Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) Responses and Visual Attention in Mild Traumatic Brain  Injury,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Yadav  N and Ciuffreda K (2013). Optimization of the Pattern Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) in the Visually-Normal and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Populations ,  AAO Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Vasudevan B, Grk D, Cox M, Meehan K,  Feis A and Ciuffreda K (2013). Comparison Of Non-Cycloplegic Objective Refraction In Darkness To Conventional Cycloplegic Subjective Refraction,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Rosenfield M (2013).Today's Technology: Yesterday's Eye Exam,  AAO Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Young J, Kim WF, Wagner L. (2013).Orbital Venous-Lymphatic Malformation Misdiagnosed As A Chalazion,  AAO, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
Zabala K, Richter S and Bass, S (2013). Macular OCT As The Key For Diagnosing Achromatopsia In Patients With Nystagmus,  AAO Seattle, WA, October 2013.
 

Welcome

We are happy to announce that Dr. Dipali Dave has joined the Graduate Center for Vision Research as the Sponsored Research Officer.  Dr. Dave joins us after serving as Director of Human Clinical Trials in the Department of Ophthalmology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.  She received her M.D. from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine and is currently working towards a Masters of Health Care Administration.  Dr. Dipali will oversee human subject research at the College, including implementation of school policies and compliance.

 

College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Dr. Barry Tannen (pictured at left) was selected to serve on the Executive Board of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development at their Annual Meeting in October.  Dr. Tannen also lectured in the continuing education program on "Research in Reading: The Work of Harold Solan, OD and others."  

2013 SUNY alumna Dr. Miki Lynn D'Angelo (pictured with Dr. Tannen) serves this year as the College of Optometrists in Vision Development National Resident Liaison.