NEW YORK CITY — Dr. Seang Mei Saw, professor of epidemiology and ophthalmology at the National University of Singapore’s Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented on the prevention of myopia-related blindness during SUNY Optometry’s Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research colloquium on Thursday, June 14.
Dr. Saw’s research focuses on the epidemiology and genetics of myopia and other eye diseases. She has published more than 380 peer-reviewed manuscripts and co-leads the Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia. She was the principal investigator of Singapore-based studies of strabismus, amblyopia and refractive error in preschool-aged children and the risk factors for myopia.
Dr. Saw received her bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery from the National University of Singapore and her doctorate in epidemiology from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
About the Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research at SUNY Optometry
The Institute for Vision Research was founded in 1983 in response to the growing need for scientific knowledge about the visual system and methods of improving visual function. The Institute was renamed the Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research (SIVR) in 1984 to honor the Schnurmacher’s generosity that made possible the establishment of an Institutional endowment. The scientific researchers associated with the Institute are engaged in a wide variety of vision research projects. The SIVR coordinates a colloquium series and supports collaborative clinical research, small clinical research projects and innovative vision science research.