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Neera Kapoor, OD, MS


Associate Clinical Professor

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Bio

Dr. Kapoor is an associate clinical professor at the University Eye Center. She was chief of Vision Rehabilitation Services from 2010 - 2015. Prior to that, Dr. Kapoor served as director of the Raymond J. Greenwald Rehabilitation Center for Head Trauma. Throughout her career, Dr. Kapoor has worked extensively with individuals who have acquired brain injury.

Specialties

Children with Special Needs, Head Trauma, Vision Therapy

Affiliations and Recognition

Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry Fellow of the College of Optometry and Vision Development

Education

MS, SUNY College of Optometry, 1994
OD, SUNY College of Optometry, 1993
BA, University of Toronto, 1989

Residency

SUNY College of Optometry, Vision Therapy and Rehabilition, 1995

Board Certified

American Board of Optometry, 2014

Publications

Thiagarajan P, Ciuffreda KJ, Capo-Aponte JE, Ludlam DP, and Kapoor N. (2014) Oculomotor neurorehabilitation for reading in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI): an integrative approach. NeuroRehabilitation 34(1): 129-46
Chang, A, Cohen, A.H., Kapoor, N (2013) Top-down visual framework for Optometric Vision Therapy for those with Traumatic Brain Injury, Optometry and Visual Performance: Vol. 1, Issue 2, 82-93
Szymanowicz D, Ciuffreda KJ, Thiagarajan P, Ludlam DP, Green W, Kapoor N. (2012) Vergence in mild traumatic brain injury: a pilot study. Journal Rehabilitation Research and Development 49 (7): 1083-1100.
Greenwald, BD, Kapoor N, Singh AD. (2012) Visual impairments in the first year after traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury 26(11):1338-59.
Ciuffreda KJ, Kapoor N. (2012) Acquired brain injury. In Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs, First Edition (Edited by Taub MB, Bartuccio M, and Maino DM). Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 95-100.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ. (2011) Vision problems. In Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Second Edition (Edited by Silver JM, McAllister TW, and Yudofsky SC). American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Washington, DC, pp. 363-374.
Patel R, Ciuffreda KJ, Tannen B, Kapoor N. (2011) Elevated coherent motion thresholds in mild traumatic brain injury. Optometry 82 (5): 284-9.
Iskander D, Cohen AH, Kapoor N. (2011) Optometric management of a patient with parietal lobe injury. Journal of Behav Optom 21(6): 143-149.
Green W, Ciuffreda KJ, Thiagarajan P, Szymanowicz D, Ludlam DP, Kapoor N. (2010) Accommodation in mild traumatic brain injury. Journal Rehabilitation Research and Development 47(3):183-200.
Green W, Ciuffreda KJ, Thiagarajan P, Szymanowicz D, Ludlam DP, Kapoor N. (2010) Static and dynamic aspects of accommodation in mild traumatic brain injury. Optometry 81 (3):129-36.
Lowell L, Cohen AH, Kapoor N. (2010) Optometric management of visual sequelae of frontal lobe-related traumatic brain injury. Journal of Behav Optom 21(1): 3-11.
Schrupp L, Ciuffreda K, Kapoor N. (2009) Foveal versus eccentric retinal critical flicker frequency in mild traumatic brain injury. Optometry, 80 (11): 642-650.
Ciuffreda KJ, Ludlam DP, and Kapoor N (2009). Clinical oculomotor training in traumatic brain injury. Optometry and Vision Development, 40 (1): 16-23.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ. (2009) Vision deficits following acquired brain injury. In Medical management of adults with neurologic disabilities (Edited by Cristian A). Demos Medical Publishing, New York, NY, pp. 407-423.
Han ME, Craig SB, Rutner D, Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, and Suchoff IB (2008) Medications prescribed to brain injury patients: a retrospective analysis. Optometry, 79: 252-8.
Suchoff IB, Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, Rutner D, Han ME, and Craig S. (2008) The frequency of occurrence, types, and characteristics of visual field defects in acquired brain injury: a retrospective analysis. Optometry, 79: 259-65.
Craig SB, Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, Suchoff IB, Han ME, and Rutner D. (2008) Profile of selected aspects of visually-symptomatic individuals with acquired brain injury: a retrospective study. Journal of Behavioral Optometry 19 (1): 7-10.
Ciuffreda KJ, Rutner D, Kapoor N, Suchoff IB, Craig S, Han ME (2008). Vision therapy for oculomotor dysfunctions in acquired brain injury: a retrospective analysis. Optometry, 79:18-22.
Chang TT, Ciuffreda KJ, and Kapoor N. (2007) Critical flicker frequency and related symptoms in mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury 21 (10): 1055-1062.
Ciuffreda KJ, Kapoor N. (2007) Oculomotor dysfunctions, their remediation, and reading-related problems in mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Behavioral Optometry 18 (3): 72-77.
Rutner D, Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, Suchoff IB, Craig S, Han ME (2007) Frequency of occurrence and treatment of ocular disease in symptomatic individuals with acquired brain injury: a clinical management perspective. Journal of Behavioral Optometry 18 (2): 31-36.
Ciuffreda KJ, Kapoor N, Rutner D, Suchoff IB, Han ME, Craig S (2007). Occurrence of oculomotor dysfunctions in acquired brain injury: a retrospective analysis. Optometry, 78(4): 155-61.
Rutner D, Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, Craig S, Han ME, Suchoff IB (2006) Occurrence of ocular disease in traumatic brain injury in a selected sample: a retrospective analysis. Brain Injury, 20 (10): 1079-86.
Ciuffreda KJ, Han Y, Kapoor N, and Ficarra AP (2006) Oculomotor rehabilitation for reading in acquired brain injury. NeuroRehabil, 21(1): 9-21.
Du T, Ciuffreda KJ, and Kapoor N. (2005) Elevated dark adaptation thresholds in traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 19(13): 1125-38.
Kapoor N (special guest editor) (2005) Neuro-optometry issue of Brain Injury Professional, 2 (3), HDI Publishers, Houston TX.
Ciuffreda KJ, Kapoor N, and Han Y. (2005) Reading-related ocular motor deficits in traumatic brain injury, Brain Injury Professional, 2 (3): 16-20.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ. (2005) Vision problems. In Textbook of traumatic brain injury, First edition (Edited by Silver JM, McAllister TW, and Yudofsky SC). American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Washington DC, pp. 405-417.
Han Y, Ciuffreda KJ, and Kapoor N. (2004) Reading-related oculomotor testing and training protocols for acquired brain injury in humans. Brain Research Protocols, 14: 1-12.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, and Han Y. (2004) Oculomotor rehabilitation in acquired brain injury: a case series. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 85(10): 1667-1678.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ. (2002) Vision disturbances following traumatic brain injury. Current Treatment Options in Neurology, 4: 271-280.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, and Tannen B. (2002) Complex regional pain syndrome type I: associated visual sensorimotor findings. Clin J Pain, 18 (2): 93-98.
Suchoff IB, Ciuffreda KJ, Kapoor N (eds). (2001) Visual and vestibular consequences of acquired brain injury. Optometric Extension Program Foundation Press, Santa Ana, CA.
Suchoff IB, Ciuffreda KJ, and Kapoor N. (2001) An overview of acquired brain injury. In Visual and vestibular consequences of acquired brain injury. (Edited by Suchoff IB, Ciuffreda KJ, and Kapoor N). Optometric Extension Program Foundation Press, Santa Ana, CA, pp.1-9.
Ciuffreda KJ, Han Y, Kapoor N, Suchoff IB. (2001) Oculomotor consequences of acquired brain injury. In Visual and vestibular consequences of acquired brain injury. (Edited by Suchoff IB, Ciuffreda KJ, and Kapoor N). Optometric Extension Program Foundation Press, Santa Ana, CA, pp. 77-88.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, Suchoff IB. (2001) Egocentric localization in patients with visual neglect. In Visual and vestibular consequences of acquired brain injury. (Edited by Suchoff IB, Ciuffreda KJ, and Kapoor N). Optometric Extension Program Foundation Press, Santa Ana, CA, pp. 131-144.
Ciuffreda KJ, Suchoff IB, Kapoor N, Jackowski M, and Wainapel S (2001) Normal vision function. In Downey and Darling’s The physiological basis of rehabilitation medicine, 3rd Edition (Edited by Gonzalez EG, Myers S, et al.). Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, p. 241-261.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, Harris G, Suchoff IB, Kim J, Huang M, and Bae P. (2001) A new portable device for measuring egocentric localization. Journal of Behav Optom, 12: 115-118.
Suchoff IB, Kapoor N, Waxman R Ference W. (1999) The occurrence of visual and ocular dysfunctions in an acquired brain-injured patient sample. Journal of American Optometric Association, 70:301-308.
Yuan R, Yager D, Guethlein M, Oliver G, Kapoor N, Zhong R. (1993) Controlling unwanted sources of threshold change in disability glare studies: a prototype apparatus and procedure. Optom and Vis Sci, 70(11): 976-81.
Rosenfield M, D'Amico JL, Nowbotsing S, Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ. (1993) Temporal characteristics of proximally-induced accommodation. Ophthal and Physiol Optics, 13(2): 151-4.

Presentations

Patel R, Ciuffreda KJ, Tannen B, Kapoor N (2010) Elevated coherent thresholds in mild traumatic brain injury, being presented at the Annual meeting of the America Academy of Optometry at 11:15AM on 11/19/10 in San Francisco, CA.
Sambur I, Chandrasekhar S, Kapoor N (2010) Migraine-associated dizziness: neuro-optometric findings and treatment. Annual meeting of the American Neurotology Society in Las Vegas, NV on May 2, 2010.
Chandrasekhar S, Kapoor N (2007) Neuro-optometric evaluation and rehabilitation as a useful adjunct in the management of the complex dizzy patient. Annual meeting of the American Neurotology Society in San Diego, CA April 28, 2007.
Kapoor N. (2006) Clinical treatment protocol. Symposium: “TBI: A New Challenge for Optometry, Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation, and Our Nation” at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Denver, CO.
Ciuffreda KJ, Kapoor N, Rutner D, Suchoff IB, Han ME, Craig S. (2006) Occurrence of ocular motor dysfunction in acquired brain injury: a retrospective analysis. Annual Meeting, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, and Wang B (2004) Yoked prism application in hemianopic stroke patients. Annual Meeting, American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL.
Ciuffreda KJ, Han Y, Kapoor N, and Ficarra AP. (2003) Oculomotor rehabilitation in acquired brain injury. Annual Meeting, American Academy of Optometry, Dallas, TX.
Ciuffreda KJ, Han Y, and Kapoor N (2002) Oculomotor rehabilitation for reading in acquired brain injury. Annual Meeting, American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, CA.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, and Suchoff IB. (1999) Visual neglect, the egocenter, and yoked prisms. Annual Meeting, American Academy of Optometry, Seattle, WA.

Poster Presentations 

Thiagarajan P, Ciuffreda KJ, Ludlam D, Kapoor N, Capo-Aponte J (2012) Oculomotor based vision rehabilitation (OBVR) for reading eye movements (REM) in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Phoenix, AZ.
Szymanowicz DG, Ciuffreda KJ, Thiagarajan P, Green W, Ludlam DP, Kapoor N. (2010) Clinical vergence abnormalities in mild traumatic brain injury. Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Ciuffreda KJ, Green W, Thiagarajan P, Szymanowicz D, Ludlam D, Kapoor N. (2010) Static and dynamic accommodation in mild traumatic brain injury. Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Patel RA, Ciuffreda KJ, Tannen B, and Kapoor N. (2010) Elevated coherent motion thresholds in mild traumatic brain injury. Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Thiagarajan P, Szymanowicz D, Ciuffreda KJ, Green W, Ludlam D, and Kapoor N (2009) Vergence dynamics in mild traumatic brain injury patients. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL.
Ciuffreda KJ, Green W, Szymanowicz D, Thiagarajan P, Ludlam D, Kapoor N (2009) Accommodation in mild traumatic brain injury. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL.
Kapoor N, Suchoff IB, Ciuffreda KJ, Han E, Rutner D, and Craig S. (2008) Characteristics of visual field defects in acquired brain injury: a retrospective analysis. Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, Rutner D, Suchoff IB, Craig S, and Han ME (2007) Oculomotor vision therapy in acquired brain injury: a retrospective analysis. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL.
Ciuffreda KJ, Rutner D, Kapoor N, Suchoff IB, Craig S, and Han E (2007) Oculomotor rehabilitation in acquired brain injury. Annual Meeting of the ARVO Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Kapoor N, Rutner D, Ciuffreda KJ, Bell SB, Han ME, and Suchoff IB (2005) Occurrence of ocular disease in acquired brain injury: a retrospective analysis. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, CA.
Han ME, Bell SB, Rutner D, Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, and Suchoff IB (2005) Medications prescribed to brain injury patients: a retrospective analysis. Annual Meeting, ARVO Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Kapoor N, Rutner D, Ciuffreda KJ, Bell SB, Han ME, and Suchoff IB (2005) Occurrence of ocular disease in acquired brain injury: a retrospective analysis. Annual Meeting, ARVO Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Ciuffreda KJ, Han Y, and Kapoor N (2003) Oculomotor rehabilitation for reading in acquired brain injury. Annual Meeting, ARVO Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Zara C and Kapoor N (2003) Carbon monoxide poisoning: acquired brain injury and functional binocular vision deficits. Annual Meeting, American Academy of Optometry, Dallas, TX.
Katz M, Friedman H, Kapoor N, and O’Connell W (2002) Contrast sensitivity through high power composite, refractive, and fresnel prisms. Annual Meeting, American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, CA.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, and Tannen B. (2000) Reflex sympathetic dystrophy: associated oculomotor findings. International Biennial Meeting, American Academy of Optometry, Madrid, Spain.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, Harris G, Suchoff IB, Kim J, Huang M, and Bae P. (2000) A new portable device for measuring egocentric localization. International Biennial Meeting, American Academy of Optometry, Madrid, Spain.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, and Tannen B. (1999) Reflex sympathetic dystrophy: associated oculomotor findings. Annual Meeting, American Academy of Optometry, Seattle, WA.
Kapoor N, Ciuffreda KJ, Harris G, Suchoff IB, Kim J, Huang M, and Bae P. (1999) A new portable device for measuring egocentric localization. Annual Meeting, ARVO Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Kapoor N. (1998) Visual rehabilitation for constant alternating exotropia in acquired brain-injured patients. Annual Meeting, American Academy of Optometry. San Francisco, CA.
Mathews SN, Kruger PB, Kapoor N, Yager D. (1994) Criterion-free dynamic depth of focus as a function of chromatic aberration. Annual Meeting, ARVO Conference, Sarasota, FL.
Mathews SN, Kapoor N, Yager D, Kruger PB. (1993) Accommodative fluctuations and contrast decrement sensitivity. Annual Meeting, ARVO Conference, Sarasota, FL.
Rosenfield M, Kapoor N, Nowbotsing S, D'Amico JL, Ciuffreda KJ. (1993) Temporal characteristics of proximally-induced accommodation. Annual Meeting, ARVO Conference, Sarasota, FL.
Yuan R, Yager D, Guethlein M, Oliver G, Kapoor N. (1992) Relation between lens light backscatter and disability glare: implications for cataract surgery. Annual Meeting, ARVO Conference, Sarasota, FL.
Mathews SN, Kapoor N, Yager D, Kruger PB. (1992) Contrast decrement sensitivity across spatial frequency. Annual Meeting, ARVO Conference, Sarasota, FL.