NEW YORK CITY — Dr. Vivian Choh, associate professor of optometry and vision science at the University of Waterloo, presented on understanding and altering mechanical stress in the visual system during SUNY Optometry’s Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research colloquium on Friday, June 22.Dr. Choh’s research focuses on the optics, molecular structure and function of the crystalline lens during accommodation; molecular and cellular changes mediating and following refractive error development and retinal ganglion cell death; and development of neuroprotective strategies following retinal ganglion cell death.
Dr. Choh received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Toronto and her doctorate from the University of Waterloo.
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.