2016 Research Posters & Presentations
  • Dr. Lynn Greenspan
    • Poster at the American Academy of Optometry Meeting 2016 in Anaheim, CA, Nov. 9 – 12, 2016: Relationship between Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Concussion and Spasm of the Near Reflex
  • Dr. Karen Hanson
    • Dr. Hanson presented  “Linking Community Service and Interprofessional Education: The Salus University Veterans Readiness Initiative” at the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education’s 2016 Conference, Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century, on October 29, 2016.
  • Dr. Helene Kaiser
    • Poster at the American Academy of Optometry Meeting 2016 in Anaheim, CA, Nov. 9 – 12, 2016: Energy Drink consumption and the acute caffeine induced intraocular pressure changes in a young healthy population. The poster was selected for the Glaucoma Super Session and Dr. Kaiser presented the information in the poster to the session.
  • Dr. Mitchell Scheiman
    • Presentations at the American Academy of Optometry Meeting 2016 in Anaheim, CA, Nov. 9 – 12, 2016:
      • Restoring binocular vision. Treatment of convergence insufficiency. Scheiman M.
      • Changes in objective measurements of divergence following vision therapy for esophoria. Jenewein E, Scheiman M, Alvarez T.
      • Effectiveness of VT for CI in Children: use of objective outcome measures. Scheiman M, Alvarez T, Talasan.
      • Objective assessment of disparity vergence after treatment of concussion-related CI: A pilot study. . Scheiman, M, Talasan H, Alvarez T.
      • Effectiveness of vision therapy for the treatment of CI in a school set-up – Preliminary results. Rizwanna Hussaindeen J, Scheiman M.
      • Value of vergence facility testing for the diagnosis of CI. Trieu L, Das S, Myung J, Hatch S, Scheiman M.
  • Dr. Teresa Duda and Dr. Rameshwar Sharma
    • Dr. Sharma was an organizer of the conference  ”4th Global Experts Meeting on Neuropharmacology” San Antonio September 14-16, 2016.
    • Drs. Sharma, Makino C.L (Boston University) and Duda organized a symposium for this conference.  The title of the symposium:  “Ca2+-interlocked membrane guanylate cyclase transduction network: Biochemistry and Physiology”
    • Presentations:  Sharma RK:  “Membrane guanylate cyclase signaling networks.” Duda T: “Ca2+ sensor S100B in cone phototransduction”
    • Dr. Duda was an invited speaker for the workshop: Neuronal Calcium Sensors in Health and Disease.  Delmenhorst, December 4-7, 2016: Interlocked bicarbonate and Ca2+ sensors synergize in phototransduction.
  • Dr. Alexander Dizhoor
    • Dr. Dizhoor was an invited speaker at the 'Neuronal Calcium Sensors in Health and Disease' meeting, Dec 4 – 7, 2016, Delmenhorst (Germany):  "Guanylyl cyclase regulation by GCAPs and calcium: role in photoreceptor physiology and triggering congenital blindness."
    • Dr. Dizhoor was an invited speaker and session organizer at the International Society for Eye Research (ISER) XII Meeting, Sept 25-29, Tokyo, Japan: "Protein Interactions of Retinal Guanylyl Cyclase in Phototransduction and Congenital Blinding Disorders"
  • Dr. Elise Ciner
    • Presentations at the American Academy of Optometry Meeting 2016 in Anaheim, CA, Nov. 9 – 12, 2016:
      • Comparison of Cycloplegic Refraction between Grand Seiko and Retinomax Autorefractors In The Vision in Preschoolers - Hyperopia In Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) Study. Ciner E, Ying G, Maguire M, Pistilli M, Kulp MT,  Candy TR,  Moore B, Cyert L for the Vision in Preschoolers Study Group.
      • Vision in Preschoolers-Hyperopia in Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) Study:  Effects of uncorrected, moderate hyperopia on visual-motor integration.  Kulp MT, Ciner E, Maguire M, Moore B, Cyert L, Quinn G, Candy TR, Ying G, Pentimotti J for the Vision in Preschoolers Study Group.
      • Detection of Moderate Hyperopia in Preschool Children: Performance of Screening Tests.  Moore, B, Ying G, Ciner E, Kulp MT, Candy TR, Pistilli M, Maguire M for the Vision in Preschoolers (VIP) Study Group.
    • Poster at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society:
      • Association Analyses of Myopia in Multiplex African American Families using FBAT and rare variant FBAT with Exome Chip Data. Candace D. Middlebrooks , Claire L. Simpson, Anthony M. Musolf, Laura Portas, Federico Murgia, Elise Ciner, Dwight Stambolian, Joan E. Bailey-Wilson
  • EB Ciner, MT Kulp, MG Maguire, M Pistilli, TR Candy, G Ying, GE Quinn, BD Moore, Lynn Cyert Vision In Preschoolers-Hyperopia In Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) Study: Associations between visual function and magnitude of refractive error for emmetropic to moderately hyperopic children. ARVO 2016
  • TS Oechslin, N Fogt, MT Kulp, T Candy, EB Ciner. Is early literacy of 4- and 5-year-olds related to percentage of visual on-task time during storybook reading? ARVO 2016
  • M Pistilli, MG Maguire, G Ying , MT Kulp, EB Ciner , TR Candy, J Pentimonti , GE Quinn , BD Moore, L Cyert Vision In Preschoolers - Hyperopia In Preschoolers (VIP - HIP) study: Effect of hyperopia and near visual functions on early literacy, visual-motor integration, visual perception and attention. ARVO 2016
  • TR Candy, EB Ciner , MT Kulp , M Pistilli, MG Maguire , GY, GE Quinn, BD Moore , L Cyert Vision In Preschoolers - Hyperopia In Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) Study: Associations between visual function and accommodative lag for emmetropic to moderately hyperopic children ARVO 2016
  • MT Kulp, EB Ciner, M Pistilli, MG Maguire, BD Moore, TR Candy, GE Quinn, G Ying, L Cyert.Vision In Preschoolers-Hyperopia In Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) Study: The effects of uncorrected, moderate hyperopia on visual attention ARVO 2016
  • N Aldossary, AM AlSaqr, EB Ciner, N Aldohayan. Salus University, PA, USA.2. Optometry Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Ophthalmology Department, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) Preschool Vision Screening using an iPad by Parents in Saudi Arabia.  ARVO 2016
  • Ying GS, Quinn GE on behalf of VIP-HIP Study Group (Ciner EB). Uncorrected hyperopia and preschool early literacy: results of the Vision In Preschoolers - Hyperopia in Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) Study. Presented in AAPOS 42nd Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. April 6-10, 2016. (American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus)
  • Maureen G. Maguire, PhD for the Vision In Preschoolers-Hyperopia In Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) (Ciner EB). Uncorrected Hyperopia and Preschool Early Literacy: Results of the Vision In Preschoolers – Hyperopia In Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) Study. PAS Annual Meeting May 2016 (Pediatric Academic Societies)
  • M. Pistilli on behalf of the VIP-HIP Study Group; Writing Committee:, Kulp MT, Ciner E, Maguire M, Moore B, Pentimonti J, Pistilli M, Cyert L, Candy TR, Quinn G, Ying GS. Uncorrected Hyperopia and Preschool Early Literacy: Results of the Vision in Preschoolers-Hyperopia in Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) Study. Annual AERA meeting 2016.  (American Educational Research Association)
  • MT Kulp on behalf of the Vision in Preschoolers- Hyperopia in Preschoolers Study Results of the Vision In Preschoolers-Hyperopia In Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) Study (Ciner EB): Uncorrected Hyperopia and Early Literacy. COVD April 2016. (College of Optometrists in Vision Development)
  • Neely DE, Wang J, Sprunger DT, Haider KM, Smith HA, Roberts GJ, Plager DA. (2016) A Randomized Trial of AmblyzTM Liquid Crystal Occlusion Glasses vs Traditional Patching for Treatment of Moderate Unilateral Amblyopia in Children. World Ophthalmology Congress of the International Council of Ophthalmology, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Sprunger DT, O’Brien SP, Lim ME, Wang J. (2016) OCT Findings in Children with Myelinated Retinal Nerve Fibers and Anisometropia.  AAPOS
  • Wang J, Neely DE, Januschowski K, Schramm C, Plager DA. (2016) Feasibility to Monitor Objective Compliance with AmblyzTM Liquid Crystal Glasses Therapy. AAPOS
  • Leffler JN, Wang J, Morale SE, De La Cruz A, Haider KM, Spencer R, Birch EE. (2016) Longitudinal Refractive Development in pre-Term Children Following Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) with Intravitreal Bevacizumab (IVB) AAPOS
  • Cantor AJ, Wang J, Li S, Neely DE, Plager DA (2016) Long-term efficacy of endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation in the management of aphakic and pseudophakic glaucoma in children. AAPOS
  • Ott P, Wang J, Jardine GJ, Boente CS, Neely DE, Smith HA, Haider KM, Roberts GJ, Sprunger DT, Plager DA. (2016) A Randomized Trial of AmblyzTM Liquid Crystal Occlusion Glasses vs Traditional Patching for Treatment of Moderate Unilateral Amblyopia in Children: 6-Month Outcome. ARVO
  • Jardine GJ, Boente CS, Wang J, Neely DE, Smith HA, Haider KM, Roberts GJ, Sprunger DT, Plager DA. (2016) A Randomized Trial of AmblyzTM Liquid Crystal Occlusion Glasses vs Traditional Patching for Treatment of Moderate Unilateral Amblyopia in Children: 6-Month Outcome. AAPOS
  • Cantor AJ, Wang J, Li S, Neely DE, Plager DA (2016) Long-term efficacy of endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation in the management of aphakic and pseudophakic glaucoma in children. ARVO   
  • Peshenko, Igor V.; Olshevskaya, Elena V.; Dizhoor, Alexander M. Poster presentation B0273, "Identification of possible target binding site in retinal degeneration 3 (RD3) protein. Poster session: "Molecular and biochemical mechanisms of retinal disease". May 3 , 2016
  • Olshevskaya, Elena V.; Boye, Sanford L.; McCullough, Kevin T.; Peshenko, Igor V.; Boye, Shannon E.; Dizhoor, Alexander M. Poster presentation B0280,  "Transgenic expression of human photoreceptor guanylyl cyclase GUCY2D with LCA1 mutations: diversity of physiological effects and localization in photoreceptors."
  • Dizhoor, Alexander M.; Olshevskaya, Elena V.; Peshenko, Igor V. Paper presentation 3468, "Mutation in human retinal membrane guanylyl cyclase 1 (RetGC1, GUCY2D) associated with CORD6 deregulates cGMP synthesis in photoreceptors and causes progressive blindness in transgenic mouse model."  
  • Pienkowski, M. (2016) Acoustic startle reflex audiometry following non-traumatic noise exposure in CBA/CaJ mice. 39th Mid-win­ter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (San Diego, U.S.A.).
  • Orlansky G. "Does this 4 year old have Marfan Syndrome?" Poster was presented at COVD, April 2016
  • Noura Aldossary: 2016 (May) Poster “Preschool Vision Screening by Parents Using an iPad in Saudi Arabia.”, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Seattle, Washington.
  • Wafa Al-Otaibi: 2016 (May) Poster “Preliminary Data on the Prevalence of Keratoconus among Children and Adolescents in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.”, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Seattle, Washington
  • Aljoharah Alkanaan:2016 (May) Poster “Ultrastructural Study of lamellar organization of Peripheral and Central Stroma of Keratoconus Cornea”, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Seattle, Washington
  • Vitek M, Aravamudhan A.  Interprofessional Education at Salus University: The Transformation of the Evidence Based Practice Course.  Poster presentation; National Academies of Practice Annual Forum, Baltimore, MD.
  • Vitek M, John B.  A Longitudinal Analysis of Current Practices of Interprofessional Education at Schools and Colleges of Optometry in the US. Poster presentation; National Academies of Practice Annual Forum, Baltimore, MD.
  • Casser L, Serianni B, Appel S, Perla F, Owens J, Foy C, Henderson J, Vitek M.  Role-Modeling Interdisciplinary Team-Based Patient Care:  A New Approach to Continuing Professional Education.  Poster presentation; National Academies of Practice Annual Forum, Baltimore, MD