Scholarly Activities: October/November 2015

Here’s a look at some of the recent activities of our faculty:

October

Schwartz podiumDr. Steven Schwartz (pictured, left) received the Michael G. Harris Family Award for Excellence in Optometric Education from the American Optometric Foundation.

Dr. Matthew Bovenzi, a 2014-2015 East New York resident at the College and current faculty member, received the Douglas W. Hopkins Primary Care Residency Award at the American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting.

The following faculty members recently became Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry:

Dr. Corrine Blum
Dr. Matthew Bovenzi
Dr. Julia Canestraro
Dr. John Gialousakis
Dr. Rahul Gupta
Dr. Sharon Park

Publications

  • Caziot, B., Valsecchi, M., Gegenfurtner, K.R., & Backus, B.T. (2015). Fast perception of binocular disparity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, in press.
  • Caziot, B., & Backus, B.T. (2015). Stereoscopic Offset Makes Objects Easier to Recognize. PloS One, 10(6), e0129101.
  • Sternberg, S., & Backus, B.T. (2015). Sequential processes and the shapes of reaction-time distributions. Psychological Review, in press.

Invited Lectures

  • Benavente-Perez A, Nour A, Troilo D (2015) Invited speaker to the symposium: Visual cues of emmetropization. Presentation: The role of peripheral refractive errors and accommodation in emmetropization: animal studies. International Myopia Conference (IMC). September. Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Benavente-Perez A. Co-chair of the session Regulation of eye growth – roles of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) & choroid. International Myopia Conference (IMC). September. Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

Poster/Presentations

  • Benavente-Perez A, Nour A, Troilo D (2015) Changes in peripheral refraction associated with decreased ocular axial growth rate in marmosets. International Myopia Conference (IMC). September. Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Alonso JM. Thalamocortical functionand visual perception. Presentation at SUNY Eye Institute Annual Meeting, September 2016, Albany, NY.
  • Roy K. The role of gap junctions in long–‐range interactions between retinal ganglion cells. Presentation at SUNY Eye Institute Annual Meeting, September 2016, Albany, NY.
  • Pan F, Bloomfield SA. Pharmacological effect on excitability and light sensibility of ganglion cells in mouse retina. Poster at SUNY Eye Institute Annual Meeting, September 2016, Albany, NY.
  • Pons C, Jansen M, Li X, Bereshpolova Y, Swadlow H, Alonso JM. Phase selectivity of simple and complex cells in cat visual cortex. Poster at SUNY Eye Institute Annual Meeting, September 2016, Albany, NY.
  • Toussaint Jr FP, Choe J, Bachy R, Zaidi Q, Dul MW. Abnormalities in Retinal Ganglion Cell Mediated Adaptation in Asymmetric Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG). Poster at SUNY Eye Institute Annual Meeting, September 2016, Albany, NY.

American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana

Papers

  • Barber L, Croley T, Lievens CW, Montaquila S, Khodai O, Meadows JF, Denno M, Lunacsek O, Burke CL, Patel V. The burden of dry eye symptoms and impact on daily activities across International Task Force (ITF) guidelines severity levels. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Duong K, Chao C, Willcox, Richdale K. Changes in tear cytokine concentration following a short period of daily wear and extended wear: a pilot study. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Gong CR, Troilo D, Richdale K. Changes in accommodation and phoria in children wearing multifocal contact papers. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Law CL, Backus BT. Corresponding binocular gabor pattern stimulation as binocular fusion training in adult amblyopes. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Truong JQ, Ciuffreda KJ. Comparison of human pupillary dynamics to light in mTBI and normals. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lectures/ Posters/Workshops

  • Archila AA, Michaels JC. Opotmetry’s Role in Medicare PQRS. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Archila AA. Moving Optometry to High Reliability: Patient Safety & Infection Control Focus. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Bass, SJ, Sherman J. Fundus Autofluorescence to Differentiate Hereditary from Acquired Retinal Disease. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Bass SJ, Rutner D, Sohn L. White Dot Fovea Syndrome (WDF). American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Bass SJ. The Genetic Mysteries of the Corneal Dystrophies. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Bhavsar M, Patel M. Throw me a bone! A Rare Case of Sclerochoroidal Calcification. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Bittner AV, Seger KR, Woods AD, Mendelsohn D, Han J, Vargas P, Benavente-Perez A, Nelson B, Kayser SM. Improved Central Retinal Artery Blood Flow and Visual Function in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Transcorneal Electrical Stimulation for Retinitis Pigmentosa. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Boos JN, Varghese M, Feroli, L, Wong NN, Forman R. Outer Retinal Tubulation in Non-Neovascular Macular Degeneration. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Bovenzi, M. Haskes LP, Steinway A. Bilateral Optic Disc Edema Secondary to Cavernous Sinus Meningioma. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Cafiero-Chin M, Marques C. Management of the Anophthalmic Socket and Ocular Prosthesis. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Chalmers RL, Wagner H, Sorbara L, Mitchell GL, Kinoshita, B, Lam DY, Richdale K, Zimmerman AB, Collier S, Cope J, MacGum A, Rao M, Beach M, Yoder J. Is Purchasing Lenses from the Prescriber Associated with Better Soft Lens Wearers Habits? American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Chao C, Golebiowski B, Stapleton FJ, Richdale K. Change in tear cytokine concentration following discontinuation of soft contact lenses: a pilot study. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Charlop R, Chow E, Sherman J. The Importance of Central Foveal Cavitation for the Diagnosis of Cone Dysfunction Syndromes. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Chow E, Charlop R, Sherman J. The spectrum of Fundus Albipunctatus are as revealed by two contrasting cases. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Fischer ML, O’Connell WF. Low Vision Technology Update 2015: Mobile Devices, Apps and More. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Iacono D, Fry K, Richdale K. Assessment of Recruitment Methods for Clinical Trials at an Academic Institution. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Joshi NR, Viswanathan S, Ly EK, Dul M. The Photopic Negative Response Intensity Function in Glaucomatous Eyes. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Krueger R, Weiss J, Tullo WJ. Section on Corneal, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Symposium: Layers, Lenses and Lasers. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Lim J, Phan T. Neuro-Optometric Management of Vestibular Disorders – 2 Cases. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Madonna RJ. Hot Topics in Glaucoma: New Insights that Enhance Clinical Care. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mallios J. The importance of dilation in asymptomatic children with a family history of inflammatory disease. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Marinoff R. Pediatric Low Vision. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Mitchell GL, Benavente-Perez A, Handford P, Oechslin T, Chrristian LW, Irving EL, Jenewein EC, Kulp MT, Patel R, Schnell PH. Validity of an Online, Self-Administered Questionnaire in Patients with Accommodative Dysfunction. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Modica PA, Sowka JW. Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders: When is it an Emergency? American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • O’Connell WF, Fischer M. Low Vision Technology Workshop. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Roe M, Sherman A, Byrne R, Tannen N, Bovenzi M, Maxon T. Vision Skills in Elite Level High School Base Ball Players. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Rosenfield M, Ciuffreda K. Evaluation of the SVOne: A Handheld, Smartphone-based Autorefractor. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Rosenfield M, Alvarez A, Alvarez J. Age and the Amplitude of Accommodation Measured Using Dynamic Retinoscopy. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Sran KK, Rosenfield M. Digital Eye Strain (DES) and the Vertical Palpebral Aperture Dimension. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Yadav NK, Ciuffreda K, Willeford K, Fimreite V, Ludlam D. An Optimal VEP Test Protocol for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Normals. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Zimmerman AB, Richdale K, Mitchell GL, Kinoshita B, Wagner H, Sorbara L, Chalmers RL, Collier S, Cope J, MacGurn, Rao R, Beach M, Yoder J. Contact Lens Wear and Water Exposure. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.

November

Publications

  • Ciuffreda K, Ludlam D, Tannen, B. Concussion in the Twenty First Century: An Optometric Perspective.  Vision Development and Rehabilitation 2015 1(3) 204-205.
  • Tannen B, Darner R, Ciuffreda K, Shelley-Tremblay J, Rogers J. Vision and Reading Deficits in Post-Concussion Patients: A Retrospective Analysis.  Vision Development and Rehabilitation 2015 1(3) 225-232
  • Zhao, L., C. Sendek, V. Davoodnia, R. Lashgari, M. W. Dul, Q. Zaidi and J. M. Alonso (2015). Effect of Age and Glaucoma on the Detection of Darks and Lights. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 56(11): 7000-6. PMID: 26513506.

Presentations/Posters

  • Azadi, R and McPeek, RM. (2015). Saccade trajectory curvature induced by planning of sequential saccades. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 234.02.
  • Cooper, B and McPeek, RM. (2015). Local field potential signals related to saccade target selection in the superior colliculus. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 334.03.
  • Jansen M, Li X, Lashgari R, Kremkow J, Bereshpolova Y, Swadlow H, Zaidi Q, Alonso JM. (2015) Changes in the balance of ON and Off cortical response with the spatial-frequency content of the visual scene. . Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. 510.02.
  • Jin J, Kremkow J, Wang Y, Lashgari R, Alonso JM. (2015) Cortical spread of correlations between orientation selectivity and orientation preference in primary visual cortex. . Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 232.11.
  • Koch E, Jin J, Jansen M, Pons C, Alonso J, Zaidi Q. (2015).  Cortical topography and cross-orientation interactions in visual cortex. .Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. 232.12.
  • Kremkow J, Jin J, Wang Y, Alonso JM.  (2015). Binocular organization of cortical maps for ON/OFF spatial phase and orientation in  primary visual cortex. . Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 232.07.
  • Zhao L, Sendek C, Davoodnia V, Lashgari R, Dul MW, Zaidi Q, Alonso JM, Effect of age and glaucoma on the detection of darks and lights, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2015,56:7000-7006.