Patricia Modica, OD

Clinical Professor
Clinical Education

Bio

Dr. Modica is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she also completed a Residency in Primary Care. This was followed by a two year Fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease at the same facility. She is currently a Clinical Professor at The State University of New York College of Optometry, where she directs care in the Neuro-Ocular Disease Service and teaches didactic coursework in Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease and Neuroanatomy. She has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to her clinical emphasis in neuro-ophthalmic disorders and has published “Neuro-Ophthalmic System: Clinical Procedures” by Butterworth-Heinemann. She is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and currently serves as the Vice Chair for the Special Interest Group “Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders in Optometry”.

Education

  • OD, Doctor of Optometry, SUNY College of Optometry, 1988

Residency/Other Post Graduate Training

  • Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders - The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 1991
  • Primary Care Optometry - The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 1989

Teaching Interests

Neuroanatomy and Neuro-opththalmic Disorders

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

BVS 353SA
Ocular Disease III

BVS 105FA
Neuroanatomy

BVS 353SA
Ocular Disease III

Clinical Interests

Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders

Publications

  • Stimulus Characteristics Affect the Assessment of Pupil Defects in Amblyopia, Optometry and Vision Science, 92(5): Array, 2015
  • Overseeing Student Clinical Education: The Role of the Educational Facilitator, Optometric Education, 33(2): 58-63, 2008
  • Dronabinol reduces signs and symptoms of idiopathic intracranial hypertension: A case report, Journal of Oc Pharm and Therapeutics, 22(1): Array, 2006
  • Neuro Ophthalmic System: Clinical Procedures , Array, Array(Array): Array, 1999
  • Afferent Pupillary Defects and the Swinging Flashlight Test: What You , Optometry Clinics, Array(Array): Array, 1997
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