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Richard Madonna, MA, OD


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Dr. Madonna currently serves as professor and chair of the Department of Clinical Education and director of the Office of Continuing Professional Education at the SUNY State College of Optometry. He previously served chief of Ocular Disease and Special Testing Service as well as Primary Care at the University Eye Center. He was also the director of the Optometric Residency Program at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System and the chief of the Optometry Section at the VA Medical Center in Castle Point, NY. Dr. Madonna received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the SUNY College of Optometry in 1985 and he also holds an MA in biology from SUNY State College at New Paltz. Dr. Madonna lectures nationally and internationally on glaucoma, therapeutic drugs, retinal diseases, ophthalmic imaging and other topics.

Specialties

Advanced Care, Eye Care for Adults, Glaucoma, Ophthalmic Imaging, Retina

Affiliations and Recognition

SUNY College of Optometry Alumnus of the Year, New York State Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching New York State Optometric Association Distinguished Achievement Award New York State Optometric Association Arthur M. Gottlieb Leadership Award

Education

OD, SUNY College of Optometry, 1985
MA, SUNY College at New Paltz, 1979
BA, SUNY College at New Paltz, 1975

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Sherman J, Yannuzzi L, Madonna RJ, Nath S, Bababekova Y. The Photoreceptor Integrity Line – As Imaged by Spectral Domain OCT. Lulu Press, 2009.
Heiberger MH, Madonna RJ, Nehmad L. Emergency Care in the Optometric Setting. McGraw-Hill, 2004.

Book Chapters

Madonna RJ. Cataract. In: Enyclopedia of Care of the Elderly, 2nd ed.  Capezuti, Siegler, Mezey, MD, eds. Springer Publishing, New York, 2008.
Madonna RJ. Cataract. In: Enyclopedia of Care of the Elderly. Mezey, MD, ed. Springer Publishing, New York, 2001.
Madonna RJ. Giant Cell Arteritis/Polymyalgia Rheumatica.  In: Primary Eyecare in Systemic Disease. Thomann KH, Marks E, Adamcyzk D (eds). McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Articles

Madonna RJ, Gould J (2015) Exfoliation Syndrome. Int J Ophthalmol Eye Res. S1:005, 23-26.
Nehmad L, Madonna RJ. The Effect of IOP on Clinicians’ Perceptions of Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy. J Opt Educ 2015;40; 83-8.
Madonna RJ. Essential decision making in glaucoma management. Adv Ocular Care 2013;4(suppl): 51-54.
Madonna RJ. The financial value of glaucoma patients to your practice. Adv Ocular Care 2012;3(1):38-40.
Bathija BB, Bass S, Madonna RJ, Dayan A. Choroidal neovascularization in a young, healthy eye after LASIK.  Optometry 2010 (Dec); 81:632-7.
Gunvant P, Newcomb R, Kirstein E, Maliniovsky V, Madonna RJ, Meetz RE. Measuring accurate IOPs: Does Correction Factor Help or Hurt? Clin Ophthalmol 2010; 4:611-16.
Nehmad L, Madonna RJ. Optimizing the Use of FDT Perimetry in Community Screenings.  Optom Vis Sci 2008; 85:559-65.
Madonna R, Dul MW, Assessing Structure and Function in Early Glaucoma. Optom Management 2008; 5: 38-39.
Madonna RJ. The Importance of diurnal variability.  How valuable are monocular trials in glaucoma. Optom Management 2007; 42:51-5.
Rutner D, Madonna RJ. Spontaneous, bilateral intraocular lens dislocation in a patient with exfoliation syndrome. Optometry 2007; 78:220-4.
Madonna RJ. New AMD Treatments on the horizon.  Primary Care Optometry News. Primary Care Optometry News 2007; 12(3):25-30.
Madonna RJ. Cataract Surgery Update. Contemporary Optometry 2004; 2: 1-8.
Hay S, Madonna RJ. Intravitreal Injection of Tissue Plasminogen Activator and Gas Bubble for treatment of subretinal hemorrhage in age – related macular degeneration. Optometry 2000; 71: 715-21.
Madonna RJ. The Herpetic Eye Disease Study II. Clin Eye Vis Care 1999; 11:235-8.
Nehmad L, Madonna RJ. Postprandial transient vision loss. J Am Optom Assoc 1999; 70:295-9.
Madonna RJ. Ongoing trials of the National Eye Institute II. Clin Eye Vis Care 1998; 10:147-54.
Madonna RJ. Ongoing trials of the National Eye Institute.  Clin Eye Vis Care 1998; 10:89-93.
Hirschkind ES, Madonna RJ. Renal cell carcinoma metastatic to the orbit.  Clin Eye Vis Care 1998: 10:99-101.
Madonna RJ. The choroid and glaucoma.  Clin Eye Vis Care 1998; 10:17-20.
Kellett SC, Madonna RJ. Current perspectives on nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. J Am Optom Assoc 1997; 68:413-24.
Madonna RJ. Age related macular degeneration. Clin Eye Vis Care 1997; 9:65-9.
Bartlett JD, Boan K, Corliss D, Gaddie IB, and the Punctal Plugs in Glaucoma Study Group. Efficacy of silicone punctal plugs as adjuncts to topical pharmacotherapy of glaucoma- a pilot study.  J Am Optom Assoc 1996
Madonna RJ, Pandya SP. The Millard-Gubler syndrome.  Clin Eye Vis Care 1995; 7:33-38.
Kellett SC, Madonna RJ.  Symptomatic cholesterol emboli.  Clin Eye Vis Care 1994; 6:217-19.
Madonna RJ. Differential diagnosis of transient visual loss.  Pract Optom 1994; 5:148-56.
Madonna RJ. Optometry and the carotid artery. J Am Optom Assoc 1993; 64:390-402.


PRESENTATIONS – ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Madonna, RJ, Bressler N, Varma R, Doan Q, Gleeson M, Colman S, Turpcu A. Diagnosis Patterns and Prevalence of Diabetic Macular Edema: Results from the 2005-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.  American Academy of Optometry, Phoenix, AZ; 10/12

Madonna RJ, Nehmad L, Rutner D, Morar K. Investigating the Association of the Visual Field Index and Mean Deviation and Pattern Standard Deviation. American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL; 11/09
Madonna RJ, Rutner D, Nehmad L. Investigating the Association Between Visual Field Index Scores and NEI VFQ-25 Scores in Glaucoma Patients. ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 5/09
Nehmad L, Sultani A, Madonna RJ, Ng, C. Changes In HRT Glaucoma Probability Scores Versus Changes In Visual Field Indices Across A Four- To Six-Year Time Period. American Academy of Optometry, Anaheim, CA; 10/08
Madonna RJ, Nehmad L. The effect of IOP on clinicians’ perceptions of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. American Academy of Optometry, Anaheim, CA; 10/08
Gunvant P, Newcomb R, Kirstein E, Malinovsky V, Madonna RJ, Meetz R. Is central corneal thickness compensated intraocular pressure correct? ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 4/08.
Wyatt HJ, McLeod H, Madonna RJ, Dul MW, Swanson WH. Retinal asymmetry in patients with glaucoma: comparison of papillary light reflex and nerve fiber layer thickness. American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL; 10/07
Rutner D, Madonna RJ, McLeod H, Beyer S, Nehmad L. Investigation of long-time patients of the glaucoma service at the University Optometric Center. I. Patient Demographics. American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL; 10/07
Madonna RJ, Nehmad L, Rutner D, Bathija B, Cuevas A. Correlation between visual function and glaucoma severity in patients with moderate open-angle glaucoma. American Academy of Optometry, Denver, CO; 12/06
Nehmad L, Madonna RJ, Bathija B, Halkias M, Chandra A. The Influence of Cataract Surgery on Macular Structure as Measured by OCT and Its Association With Visual Function. ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 5/06
Nehmad L, Madonna RJ, Canellos H, Shah P. Optimizing the Use of the FDT Perimeter in Mass Screenings. American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL; 12/04
Cuevas A, Madonna RJ. Utilization of Quality of Life Measures for Patients with Early to Moderate Glaucoma. American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL; 12/04
Madonna RJ, Yang A, Babjak T. Relationship Between Central Corneal Thickness and Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in a Normal Population. American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL; 12/04
Dul MW, Madonna RJ, Babjak T. Within and Between Observer Variability of Contour Line Drawing for Scanning Laser Tomography. American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL; 12/04
Madonna RJ, Shah S, Wang G, Horn D, Dul MW.  The Relationship Between Central Corneal Thickness and Glaucoma Severity in an Urban Glaucoma Population. ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 4/04
Madonna RJ, Shah S, Wang G, Horn D. The Relationship Between Central Corneal Thickness and Glaucoma Severity in an Urban Glaucoma Population. American Academy of Optometry, Dallas, TX; 12/03
Swanson WH, Dul MW, Nguyen KP, Madonna RJ. A Clinical Method for Assessing Ganglion Cell Function in Patients with Glaucoma. American Academy of Optometry, Dallas, TX; 12/03
Madonna RJ, Shah S, Wang G, Horn D. The Relationship Between Central Corneal Thickness and Glaucoma Severity in an Urban Glaucoma Population. North American Perimetric Society, Skaneateles Falls, NY; 10/03
Madonna RJ, Swanson W, Nehmad L, Dul M. Refining the Use of FDT Perimetry in Mass Screenings. American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, CA; 12/02
Madonna RJ, Swanson WH, Nehmad L, Dul MW, Mojallal P, Rolf M. A Rational Approach to Use of the FDT Perimeter in a Mass Screening. American Academy of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA; 12/01
Madonna RJ, Swanson WH, Nehmad L, Dul MW, Mojallal P, Rolf M. A Rational Approach to Use of the FDT Perimeter in a Mass Screening. North American Perimetric Society, Skaneateles, NY; 9/01
Dell’Arciprete GA, Madonna RJ, Dul MW, Tullo W. Central corneal thickness in a myopic African-American population. American Academy of Optometry, Seattle, WA; 12/99
Madonna RJ, Fodera FF, Dul MW. Retinal emboli as predictors of cardiovascular mortality.  American Academy of Optometry, San Francisco, CA; 12/98
Dul MD, Madonna RJ, Fodera FA, Tarantino FA. Transient and sustained visual symptoms in association with retinal emboli as significant predictors of carotid  artery disease.  American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, CA; 12/94
Dul M, Thomann K, Madonna RJ. Pupil cycle time in apparent pupil sparing oculomotor nerve palsy.  American Academy of Optometry, Anaheim, CA; 12/91

 

PRESENTATIONS – CASE REPORTS/CASE SERIES

Madonna RJ.  The Evidence-Base in Established Glaucoma.  Glaucoma SIG, AAO, Seattle, WA; 10/13.
Madonna RJ, Beaupre N, Sherman J. The Widening Spectrum of Findings in Retinoschisis. ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 5/12.
Madonna RJ, Sherman J, Nath S, Slotnick S, Hallal R, Epshstein D. Parapapillary Retinoschisis: An Unrecognized Etiology Of Visual Impairment In Myopia. American Academy of Optometry, Boston, MA; 10/11.

Maciver S, Sherman J, Madonna RJ. Parapapillary Retinoschisis: An Unrecognized Etiology Of Visual Impairment In Myopia. American Academy of Optometry, Boston, MA; 10/11.
Sherman J, Nath S, Madonna RJ, Zweifel S, Yannuzzi L, Whitney J. Is there a Pathognomonic SD OCT Sign for Achromatopsia? ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 5/10
Sherman J, Head K, Madonna RJ, Bababekova Y, Fernandez I. SD OCT and Mf ERGs in Achromatopsia and Cone Dystophy. American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL; 11/09
Madonna RJ, Sherman J, Benzoni J, Bass S. Spectral Domain OCT Imaging of Stargardt’s Disease and Fundus Flavimaculatus. American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL; 11/09
Schuettenberg SP, Sultani A, Madonna RJ. Benign Choroidal Osteoma in a Healthy Male. American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL; 11/09
Sherman J, Nath S, Madonna RJ, Boneta J, Bababekova Y. SD OCT Imaging of the IS/OS Junction in a Wide Array of Disorders of the Outer Retina. ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 5/09
McLeod H, Madonna RJ, Bass S. Unilateral Pigmentary Retinopathy Caused By Congential Rubella. Academy of Optometry, Anaheim, CA; 10/08
Sherman J, Rutner D, Madonna RJ. Myopic Peripapillary Retinoschisis Without Macula Schisis As A Potential Cause Of Profound Vision Loss. . Academy of Optometry, Anaheim, CA; 10/08
Sherman J, Madonna RJ, Boneta J, Chandra A, Nath S, He W. The “Junction” Of The Inner And Outer Segments Of The Photoreceptors As Documented With SD OCT Is Abnormal In Various Disorders Of The Outer Retina. Academy of Optometry, Anaheim, CA; 10/08
Mandadakis, N, Casella B, Canellos H, Madonna RJ. Not your typical eyelid bump: eversion of the superior tarsus reveals a large pyogenic granuloma. AOA, Seattle, WA; 6/08.
Nath S, Sherman J, Rutner D, Madonna RJ, Bass S. SD OCT Study in High Myopes Reveals 360 Degree Peripapillary Retinoschisis as a Novel Explanation of Blindness.  ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 4/08
Beyer SB, Madonna RJ, Likhtman O, Richter S. Refractive shift induced by hemodialysis. American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL; 10/07
Ng C, Likhtman O, Madonna RJ, Modesto L. Frontal lobe meningioma causes complete homonymous hemianopia. American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL; 10/07
Madonna RJ, Taranto J, Sherman J. Optical coherence tomography of posterior pole congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium. American Academy of Optometry, Denver, CO; 12/06.
Nehmad L, Madonna RJ, Haddad D. Central serous chorioretinopathy in a 73 year-old reveals unique features. American Academy of Optometry, Denver, CO; 12/06.
Girdher G, McLeod H, Madonna RJ, Richter S. Secondary angle closure glaucoma due to ischemia induced uveal effusion. American Academy of Optometry, Denver, CO; 12/06.
Madonna RJ, Hazai D, Dul MW, Dayan A, Shepps G. An Atypical Case of Aqueous Misdirection Syndrome. American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, CA; 12/05
Bass S, Madonna RJ, Bathija B, Dayan A, Contento AJ, Nuskind H. Idiopathic Choroidal Neovascular Membrane in a Young Female Following LASIK American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, CA; 12/05
Madonna RJ, Hall B, Wang G. Topamax-Induced Acute Myopia and Secondary Angle-Closure Glaucoma. American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL; 12/04
Madonna RJ, Rutner D, Bulwa G. Bilateral IOL  Subluxation Secondary to Exfoliation Syndrome. American Academy of Optometry, Tampa, FL; 12/04
Tanpattana S, Huang K, Madonna RJ, Sherman J. An Unusual Case of Glaucomatocyclitic Crisis. American Academy of Optometry, Dallas, TX; 12/03
Lo J, Shah P, Madonna RJ. Angioid Streaks Associated with Sickle-Cell Anemia. American Academy of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA; 12/01
Mojallal P, Rana I, Madonna RJ, Boparai H. Blinking Away Glaucoma: Use of a Millipore Valve as an Alternative Glaucoma Drainage Implant. American Academy of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA; 12/01
Kim JJ, Madonna RJ, Libassi DP. Unilateral corneal arcus.  American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL; 12/00
Easter T, Rolf MM, Madonna RJ. Transpupillary thermotherapy for the treatment of malignant choroidal melanoma. American Academy of Optometry, Seattle, WA; 12/99
Madonna RJ, Hordines H. Disc collaterals in primary open angle glaucoma. American Academy of Optometry, San Francisco, CA; 12/98
Madonna RJ, Fodera F, Hay S, Covucci A, Kaplan H. Intravitreal injection of tissue plasminogen activator and gas bubble- a new treatment for submacular hemorrhage in age-related macular degeneration. American Academy of Optometry, San Francisco, CA; 12/98
Madonna RJ, Covucci A, Hay S. Transient early worsening of diabetic retinopathy after tightening of glycemic control in type II diabetics. American Academy of Optometry, San Francisco, CA; 12/98
Madonna RJ, Staiman K, Nehmad L, Hirschkind ES. Ocular ischemic syndrome following uncomplicated cataract surgery. American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio, TX; 12/97.
Madonna RJ, Nehmad L, Staiman K. Postprandial transient visual loss. American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio, TX; 12/97.
Madonna RJ, Yip B, Lewick C. The Tolosa-Hunt syndrome. American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL; 12/96
Madonna RJ, Tarantino FA, Schaefer E, Lewick C. Renal cell carcinoma metastatic to the orbit. American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL; 12/96
Madonna RJ, Pandya SP. The Millard-Gubler syndrome.  American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, CA; 12/94                                             
Madonna RJ, Haskes C, Morrison S. Unruptured aneurysm of the supraclinoid carotid artery.  American Academy of Optometry, Anaheim, CA; 12/94
Morrison S, Madonna RJ. The vitreo-macular traction syndrome.  American Academy of Optometry, Nashville, TN; 12/90
Thomann K, Madonna RJ. Ocular manifestations of Lyme disease.  American Academy of Optometry, New Orleans, LA; 12/89
Morrison S, Madonna RJ. Idiopathic inferotemporal retinal dialysis. American Academy of Optometry, Columbus, OH; 12/88
Madonna RJ, Morrison S. The fetal hydantoin syndrome. American Academy of Optometry, Denver, CO; 12/87
Morrison S, Madonna RJ. Goldenhar's syndrome. American Academy of Optometry, Denver, CO; 12/87