Oxyopia Vision Science Seminars

Previous Oxyopia Seminars

Oxyopia, the Greek word meaning "acute vision," is the title of the weekly vision science seminars presented at the Indiana University School of Optometry in conjunction with graduate course V765. The seminars serve a twofold purpose in that they:

  1. stimulate intellectual activity among the faculty, and
  2. provide a learning environment for graduate students.

Oxyopia presenters are IU School of Optometry faculty members and graduate students as well as visiting lecturers from other departments, universities, research facilities, private practices, industry, etc.

2017 Presentations

1/13/2017

Ann Elsner, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University

Individual Differences in Human Retinas: Neuroplasticity in Aging and Age-related Macular Degeneration and the Potential for Cone Survival and Vision

1/20/2017

Debra Antwi
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Measurement of fluorescein concentration in the Tear Film by image analysis and tear sampling

1/20/2017

Brad Caron
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

The effects of concussion-prone athletics on the brain:  A comparison of football, cross-country, and socioeconomically matched non-athletes using fMRI and diffusion-imaging.

1/27/2017

Senyo Bright
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Measuring the axial power of multifocal contact lenses using Shack-Hartmann aberrometer

1/27/2017

Amos Wang
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Measuring the axial power of multifocal contact lenses using Shack-Hartmann aberrometer

2/3/2017

David Crandall, PhD
Informatics, Indiana University

Egocentric computer vision, for fun and science

2/10/2017

Kaitlym Sapoznik
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Multiply-scattered light AOSLO imaging using a configurable aperture approach

2/10/2017

Ting Luo
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Modeling retinal arterial diameters and velocities at bifurcations

2/17/2017

Hin Cheung
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Potential biomarker for glaucoma-related damage to the retinal nerve fiber layer

2/17/2017

Yen-Chiao Wang
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Spdef regulates the early stage development of conjunctival goblet cell

2/24/2017

Furu Zhang
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Diurnal Time Course of Cone Photoreceptor Disc Shedding in the Living Human Eye

2/24/2017

Arthur Edmond
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Neural and vascular changes in the eyes of diabetic patients

3/3/2017 Martin S. Banks, PhD
University of California, Berkeley
Borish Scholar
The statistics of binocular disparity and blur encountered in everyday life
3/10/2017

Ayoub Lassoued
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Classification of cones across the transition zone in retinitis pigmentosa based on AO-OCT signature

3/10/2017

Essam Almutleb
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Street-Crossing Decision-Making in Pedestrians with Simulated Central Field Loss

3/24/2017

Sonisha Neupane
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

The relationship between motor behavior and perception in strabismic subject

3/24/2017

Ray Warner
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Flicker evoked changes in retinal capillary blood flow measured using a dual channel Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope

3/31/2017

Moonjung Choi
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Functional roles of SLCA411 and mitochondria will influence our understanding of how the loss of SCL4A11 results in corneal endothelial dystrophies

4/7/2017 Nancy McNamara, OD, PhD
University of California, Berkeley
Borish Scholar

Crosstalk of the nervous and immune systems in aqueous-deficient dry eye disease

4/14/2017

Colin Downey
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Dynamic Characteristics of 5 to 22 week-old Infants’ Accommodation and Vergence Tracking Responses

4/14/2017

Yifei Wu
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

TBA

4/21/2017

Alice Grasso
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

A Comparison of Stereotests

4/21/2017

Maddie Jones
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

The Mind Can't Go Blind: How Age-related Macular Degeneration Affects Street Crossing Time Estimates

4/28/2017

Kazuhiro Kurokawa, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University

TBA

9/1/2017

Joseph Bonanno, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University

Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy in the Slc4a11 Knock Out Mouse

9/8/2017

Shirin Hassan, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University

Is Seeing Believing? Can Visually Impaired Pedestrians Cross Streets Safely?

9/15/2017

Zhong-Lin Lu, PhD
The Ohio State University

Quick CSF: Detecting Hidden Vision Loss

9/29/2017

Robert Marc, PhD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Utah
Borish Scholar

Quick CSF: Detecting Hidden Vision Loss

2016 Presentations

1/15/2016

Huachun Amos Wang
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Pupil Miosis benefits for highly aberrated eye

1/22/2016

Ayuob Lassoued
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Transition Zone between Healthy and Diseased Retina in Patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa

1/22/2016

Joel Papay
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Axial analysis of cones and adjacent retinal structures using AOSLO

1/29/2016

Hind Othman
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Wall To Lumen Ratio (WLR) In Clinically Involved And Uninvolved Areas Within Individual Diabetic Eyes

1/29/2016

Muhammed Saad M Alluwimi
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Targeting damaged RNFL bundles on en face images with closely-spaced Visual Field points

2/5/2016 Tao Liu
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Interaction of axial and oblique astigmatism in theoretical and physical eye models

2/12/2016

Wenlin Zhang
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Slc4a11 knock-out model of Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy reveals a phenotype consistent with ammonia toxicity

2/12/2016

Bright Senyo Ashimatey
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Between-subject variability in healthy eyes as a primary source of structural-functional discordance in patients with Glaucoma

2/19/2016 Bruce Cumming, MD, PhD
National Eye Inbstitute
Borish Scholar
TBD
2/26/2016

Edmund Arthur
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Optical Coherence Tomography transverse imaging of diabetic retinas

2/26/2016

Yifei Wu
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Modeling the pupil image of eccentric photorefraction using Zemax

3/4/2016 Tim Kern
University of Wisconsin
Borish Scholar

TBD

3/11/2016

Eric Seemiller
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Eye Position Stability in 5- to 10-Week-Olds

3/11/2016

Meznah Almutairi
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Binocular Static Accommodation of Early Presbyopes

3/25/2016 Shannon Risacher, PhD
Indiana Alzheimer Disease Control, Indianapolis
Visual Measures as Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease
4/1/2016 Gordon Legge, PhD
University of Minnesota
Borish Scholar
TBD
4/8/2016

Furu Zhang
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Cone outer segment disc shedding imaged in the living human eye

4/8/2016

Kaitlyn Sapoznik
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Multimodal imaging of retinal sequelae of choroidal nevus

4/15/2016

Olivia Reed
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

TBD

4/15/2016

Ashly Ryckman
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

TBD

4/22/2016 Rob deRuyter
Biophysics and Neural Science, Indiana University

TBD

4/29/2016 Susana Marcos, PhD
Institute of Optics (IO), CSIC, Spain
Borish Scholar

Undferstanding and Correcting Presbyopia

9/2/2016

Christine A. Curcio, PhD
University of Alabama Birmingham
Borish Scholar

Visualizing the neurodegeneration of age-related macular degeneration in histology and multimodal imaging
9/9/2016 Patrice Tankam, PhD
University of Rochester
Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy: The perspective of Regenerative Medicine
 
9/16/2016 Hannah Block, PhD
Kinesiology, Indiana University
Reciprocal effects of change in visuo-proprioceptive and motor processing
9/23/2016 Xiao Fu
Grad Student, Biocomplexity Inst., Physics, Indiana University
Progression of Diabetic Capillary Occlusions: An Explanatory Computational Model
9/30/2016 Rob deRuyter
Biophysics and Neural Science, Indiana University

Using bilocal visual noise to investigate motion detection in flies and humans.

10/14/2016 Artur Cideciyan, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Borish Scholar

Gene Therapy for the Improvement of Vision and Arrest of Retinal Degeneration

10/28/2016 Alfred Lewin, PhD
University of Florida

Gene Delivery of Secreted Cell Penetrating Peptides to Prevent Retinal Degeneration in a Mouse Model of Oxidative Stress in the Retinal Pigment Epithelium

11/4/2016 Teddy Chow,
Edmund Arthur,
Debra Antvil,
Basal Altoaim,
Alice Grasso,
Casey Carr

Students, Optometry, Indiana University

Pre- American Academy of Optometry talks

11/18/2016 Mallika Valapala, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University

Induction of Lysosomal Function for the Treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration

12/2/2016 Paul Gamlin, PhD
University of Alabama Birmingham
Borish Scholar
Intrinsically-photosensitive Ganglion Cells: Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavioral Roles
12/9/2016 Stephen Burns, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University
In Vivo Changes in Diabetic Retinopathy: towards biomarkers for risk

2015 Presentations

1/23/2015

Ann Elsner, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University

I'm Not Done Yet:  Cones in AMD

1/23/2015

Senyo Ashtimatey
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Quantifying the density of Retinal Nerve Fibers (RNF) in SD-OCT enface Images

1/23/2015

Wenlin Zhang
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Glutamine is an essential contributor to the human corneal endothelial ATP pool

1/30/2015 Jason Marsack, PhD
University of Houston
An Integrated Approach to Improving Visual Performance in Highly Aberrated Eyes
2/6/2015

Eric Seemiller
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

The sensitivity of vergence eye movements in 5-10 week old infants.

2/6/2015

Yifei Wu
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Adaptation of phoria and accommodation in young children

2/13/2015

Arian Ashourvan
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Dynamic network interactions of the human oculomotor system based on intrinsic connectivity

2/20/2015

Joel Papay
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Quantifying foveal form birefringence in aging and diabetes

2/20/2015

Jun Zhang
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Visual Disturbance and Ocular Irritation in an Experimental Dry Eye Model

2/27/2015

Omer Kocaoglu
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

MHz AO-OCT for imaging the microscopic retina

2/27/2015

Mastour Alhamami
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Comparison of cysts in red and green images for diabetic macular edema

2/27/2015

Feng Xu
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Postponed

3/6/2015

Tao Liu
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Uniformity of Accommodation Across the Visual Field

3/6/2015

Zhuolin Liu
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Imaging the retinal pigment epithelium mosaic with AO-OCT

3/13/2015 Brad Fortune, OD, PhD
Devers Eye Institute
Borish Scholar

Imaging retinal ganglion cells, their axons and transport in experimental models of optic nerve injury: implications for clinical management of glaucoma and other optic neuropathies

3/27/2015 Ron Harwerth, PhD
University of Houston
Borish Scholar
TBD
4/3/2015 Nathan Doble, PhD
The Ohio State University
Borish Scholar
High Resolution Retinal Imaging Using Adaptive Optics
4/10/2015 Mahnaz Shahidi, PhD
University of Illinois, Chicago
Borish Scholar
Retinal Oxygen Delivery and Metabolism Imaging
4/17/2015 Rowan Candy, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University

The Control of Ocular Alignment During Infancy and Early Childhood

4/24/2015 Nicholas Port, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University
A Rapid Objective Tool for Diagnosing Concussions Utilizing the Involuntary Aspects of Eye Movements
5/1/2015 Renfeng Xu
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Non-‐accommodative treatments for presbyopes

9/4/2015

Malika Valapala, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University

Induction of Lysosomal Function for the Treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration
9/11/2015 Wendy Harrison
Western University
Seeing Unexplained Vision Loss 
9/18/2015 Chia-Yang Liu, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University
Gene Regulatory Networks Governing Goblet Cell Differention In Ocular Surface Epithelium
9/25/2015 Yujin Zhang, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University
Wnt/beta-catenin signaling modulates corneal epithelium stratification via inhibition of Bmp4 during mouse development
10/2/2015 Nicholas Port, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University

Saccadic and pursuit ocular motor deficits among individuals afflicted with Schizophrenia and their first degree relatives

10/16/2015 Gareth Hastings
Student, Optometry, Indiana University
Scaling Wavefront Aberrations when Changing Pupil Size B
10/23/2015 Renfeng Xu, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University

Non-­‐accommodative strategies for expanding the depth of focus of presbyopes

10/30/2015

Ting Luo
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Behavior of the retinal vasculature for normal and diabetes

10/30/2015

Essam Saad Almutleb
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Simulation of a Central Scotoma Using Contact Lenses with an Opaque Center

11/6/2015 Eli Peli, OD
Harvard Medical School
Borish Scholar

Diplopia and confusion partners in discomfort mostly together but sometime separate

11/13/2015 Ray Applegate, OD, PhD
University of Houston
Corneal refractive surgery: Treating the wrong location with the wrong correction
11/20/2015 Yang Sun, MD, PhD
Indiana University, Indianapolis

Primary cilia and inositol signaling in the eye

12/4/2015

Zhuolin Liu
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Estimation of Osmolarity within Areas of Tear Breakup

12/4/2015

Jun Zhang
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

TBA

12/11/2015 Basal Altoaimi
Student, Optometry, Indiana University

Adaptive optics and the eye (super resolution OCT)