Sherry Bass, OD

Distinguished Teaching Professor
Advanced Care

Bio

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY FOR DR. SHERRY J. BASS, OD, FAAO, FCOVD Dipl. ABO Dr. Sherry J. Bass is a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY State College of Optometry where she has served on the faculty for 37 years and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. She is an attending in the Retina Clinic of the University Eye Center where she is actively involved in clinical teaching and patient care. Dr. Bass currently serves as the Residency Supervisor for the Residency in Ocular Disease at SUNY, a position she has held since 1998. She is also a consultant for the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) and has chaired a number of accreditation visits for residency programs across the United States and is also a 40 year member of the American Optometric Association. Dr. Bass has authored over 150 publications, including several book chapters and has presented over 500 lectures at national and international meetings on diseases of the posterior segment, imaging technology and perimetry. She serves on the editorial board of Optometry and Vision Science, Optometric Office, the Review of Optometry and Optometry Times. In addition, Dr. Bass is actively involved in research in the genetics of hereditary retinal disorders and the use of imaging technology in understanding the pathophysiology of retinal disorders and has presented her work at the American Academy of Optometry continuing education and scientific meetings and at meetings of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. She is a former Chair and member of the New York State Board for Optometry and continues to serve as a consultant for the Office of Professional Discipline for New York State. She is the recent recipient of the 2016 SUNY Alumna of the Year Award. In addition to her full-time responsibilities at SUNY, Dr. Bass maintains a part-time private practice in Woodmere, New York since 1981.

Education

  • OD, Doctor of Optometry, SUNY College of Optometry, 1980
  • OD, Optometry, SUNY State College of Optometry, 1980
  • , , , 1973
  • MS, Science Education, Queens College, 1973
  • MS, Science Education, Queens College, 1973
  • , , , 1972
  • BS, Science Education, Biology, SUNY at Albany, 1972

Certifications

  • Diplomate - American Board of Optometry, 2014
  • Doctor of Optometry - , 1980
  • FCOVD - College of Optometrists in Vision Development, 1983

Awards/Honors

  • Alumna of the Year Award, 2016
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2003
  • Irving S. Coleman Award for Excellence in Primary Care Optometry, 1980

Professional Experience

  • Distinguished Teaching Professor, Array, 2003 - Present

Teaching Interests

Retinal Diseases; Perimetry, Hi-Tech Retinal Imaging, Genetics in Eye Care; Hereditary Retinal and Corneal Diseases

Clinical Interests

Retinal Disease
Retinal Imaging

Publications

  • A proposed mechanism influencing structural patterns in X-linked retinoschisis and stellate nonhereditary idiopathic foveomacular retinoschisis, Eye 33 (5): 724-728 724-728, 2019
  • Case Series: Multimodal Imaging Reveals the Spectrum of Pattern Dystrophies of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium, Optometry and Vision Science 96 (4): 314-321 314-321, 2019
  • A Review of Mitochondrial Optic Neuropathies: From Inherited to Acquired Forms, Journal of Optometry 10 (4): 205-214 205-214, 2017
  • Early Detection of Retinal Abnormalities with Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography and Ultra-Wide Field Autofluorescence, Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry 2 (1): 43-61 43-61, 2017
  • OCT in a Myelinated Retinal Nerve Fiber Syndrome with Reduced Vision, Optometry and Vision Science 93 (10): 1285-1291 1285-1291, 2016
  • Visual Acuity Recovery in a Case of Idiopathic Retinal Vasculitis Aneurysms and Neuroretinitis, Optometry and Vision Science 89 (3): E356-E363 E356-E363, 2012
  • The Retinal Atlas, Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association 82 (3): 136-137 136-137, 2011
  • Bilateral Coats’ response in a female patient leads to diagnosis of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association 82 (2): 72-76 72-76, 2011
  • Choroidal neovascularization in a young, healthy eye after LASIK. , Optometry 81 (December): 632-37 632-37, 2010
  • Examination of the Posterior Segment, (2nd edition): 277-298 277-298, 2009
  • Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association 79 (12): 712-713 712-713, 2008
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology 33 (8): 1172 1172, 2008
  • A Thr17Met Mutation Is Associated With an Unusual Retinochoroidopathy in an Autosomal Dominant Pedigree, Retina 28 (7): 1013-1014 1013-1014, 2008
  • Comparison of an automated confrontation testing device versus finger counting in the detection of field loss, Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association 78 (8): 390-395 390-395, 2007
  • AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT PERICENTRAL RETINOCHOROIDAL ATROPHY, Retina 26 (1): 71-79 71-79, 2006
  • Glaucoma without cupping, Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association 75 (11): 677-708 677-708, 2004
  • Optic disk evaluation and utility of high-tech devices in the assessment of glaucoma, Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association 75 (5): 277-296 277-296, 2004
  • RETINAL THICKNESS ANALYZER (RTA) PREDICTS RETINAL THINNING IN PERIPAPILLARY RETINOCHORIDAL ATROPHY., Optometry and Vision Science 79 (Supplement): 149 149, 2002
  • SECONDARY RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA AS A COMPLICATION OF CROHNʼS DISEASE?, Optometry and Vision Science 79 (Supplement): 155 155, 2002
  • TWO FAMILIAL CASES OF ISOLATED FOVEAL HYPOPLASIA., Optometry and Vision Science 79 (Supplement): 157 157, 2002
  • GLAUCOMATOUS PATIENTS WITH NON-GLAUCOMATOUS OPTIC NEUROPATHY., Optometry and Vision Science 78 (SUPPLEMENT): 29 29, 2001
  • Albinism, (2nd): 643-650 643-650, 2001
  • (OD-184)UNILATERAL MORNING GLORY SYNDROME WITH NORMAL VISUAL ACUITY, Optometry and Vision Science 77 (SUPPLEMENT): 86 86, 2000
  • Choroidal nevus transformation to malignant melanoma, Clinical Eye and Vision Care 10 (1): 41-43 41-43, 1998
  • Neurological and Ocular Disease Masquerading as Amblyopia, Applied Concepts in Visual Therapy 1997
  • AUTOMATED PERIMETRY IN DIAGNOSED AMBLYOPIA, Optometry and Vision Science 72 (SUPPLEMENT): 235 235, 1995
  • CHOROIDAL NEVUS TRANSFORMATION TO MALIGNANT MELANOMA, Optometry and Vision Science 72 (SUPPLEMENT): 131 131, 1995
  • Flash Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) in Amblyopia and Optic Nerve Disease, Optometry and Vision Science 72 (9): 612-618 612-618, 1995
  • 10° FIELD TEST UNMASKS DEFECTS MISSED WITH THE 30° TEST, Optometry and Vision Science 71 (Supplement): 112 112, 1994
  • DIAGNOSIS OF HYSTERIA DISPROVEN WITH KINETIC FIXATION VISUAL FIELDS AND ELECTRORETINOGRAPHY, Optometry and Vision Science 71 (Supplement): 44-45 44-45, 1994
  • TWENTY-FIVE YEAR FOLLOW-UP OF AN ISOLATED ASTROCYTOMA OF THE OPTIC NERVE HEAD, Optometry and Vision Science 71 (Supplement): 46 46, 1994
  • Ectopia lentis, chorioretinal dystrophy and myopia, Documenta Ophthalmologica 83 (2): 97-102 97-102, 1993
  • Visual evoked potential (VEP) delays in tilted and/or oblique entrance of the optic nerve head, Neuro-Ophthalmology 8 (3): 109-122 109-122, 1988

Presentations

  • Retina Grand Rounds: Cases from the trenches, 2017
    Lecture
  • The Differential Diagnosis of Functional vs. Pathological Vision loss, 2012
    Lecture

Services

University

  • 2018 - Present : Alumni Association Board - Member

Public

  • 1997 - 2007 : New York State Board of Optometry - Board Member

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