John Mordi, O.D.

Full Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Electro-diagnostics
  • Visual Function Clinic

Current Research Interests

  • Selective studies of eye movement and clinical electrophysiology characteristics in TBI, ADD/ADHD, Photosensitivity Epilepsy, Albinism, and RPE patients
  • Use of mFERG / or mVEP in early detection and management of POAG

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D (Vision Science) from SUNY, State College of Optometry, New York (1991)
  • Research in Physiological Optics, Ocular Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of Waterloo, Canada
  • M.Sc. (Tech) with concentration in Ophthalmic Optics, Ocular Pharmacology (Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of Mydriatics and Cycloplegics) Biostatistics from the University of Manchester, England
  • B.Sc. (Optom), Minors: Chemistry, Physics from University of Benin, Nigeria

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT/CLINICAL INSTRUCTION

  • Ocular Motility and Binocular Vision
  • Publishable Manuscript Submission

PUBLICATIONS, POSTERS, AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Mordi JA, Cuiffreda KJ (2004). Dynamic Aspects of Accommodation: Age and Presbyopia. Vision Research 44, 591-601
  • Mordi JA (2002). Acute ocular effect of chlorpromazine hydrochloride. ARVO Poster presentation, Abstract #4225 Invest Ophthalmol Supp
  • Ciuffreda KJ, Rosenfield M, Mordi J, Chen HW (2000). Accommodation, Age and Presbyopia. In O. Franzen, H. Richter, & L. Stark (Eds.) Accommodation and Vergence Mechanism in the Visual System (pp 193-200). Boston: Birkhauser- Verlag
  • Mordi JA, Ciuffreda KJ (1998). Static Aspects of Accommodation: Age and Presbyopia. Vision Research 38, 1643-1653
  • Mordi JA, Ciuffreda KJ (1993). Accommodation in Presbyopia: Varilux International Symposium, Montreal, Canada. Poster Presentation.
  • Liu X, Ciuffreda KJ, Mordi JA (1991). Short-term adaptation to optically-induced aniseikonia. Binocular” Vis Eye Muscle Surg 6(4), 217-225.
  • Mordi JA, Ciuffreda KJ (1991). Accommodation and aging. ARVO, Sarasota, Florida. Abstract #02699 Invest Ophthalmol Suppl
  • Ciuffreda KJ, Liu X, Mordi J (1991). Short-term adaptation to optically-induced oblique aniseikonia. ARVO, Sarasota, Florida. Abstract #20294 Invest Ophthalmol Suppl
  • Mordi JA, Ciuffreda KJ (1990). Presbyopia: dynamic responses. Am J Optom Physiol Opt 67(10), 66P.Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Ciuffreda KJ, Liu X, Mordi JA (1988). Short-term adaptation to oblique magnification. Am J Optom Physiol Opt 65(10), 44P Colombus, Ohio.
  • Mordi JA, Lyie WM, Mousa GY (1986). Does prior instillation of a topical anesthetic enhance the effect of tropic amide? Am J Optom Physiol Opt 63, 290-293.
  • Mordi JA, Lyie WM, Mousa GY (1986). Effect of phenylephrine on accommodation. Am J Optom Physiol Opt 63, 294-297.
  • Mordi J, Tucker J, Charman WN (1986). Effects of 0.1 % cyclopentolate or 10% phenylephrine on pupil diameter and accommodation. Ophthal Physiol Opt 6, 221-227
  • Mordi JA, Adrian WK (1985), Influence of age on chromatic aberration of the human eye. Am J Optom Physiol Opt 62, 864-869.
  • Mordi JA, Lyle WM, Mousa GY (1984). Emphasis on the sympathetic control of accommodation and tropicamide-induced cycloplegia. Am J Optom Physiol Opt 61 (1 0), 70P. 81. Louis, Missouri.
  • Mordi JA (1982). Time-course and effects of mydriatics on accommodation responses. Am J Optom Physiol Opt 59(10), 15P. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS

  • ISCEV Member (current)
  • Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs (chair) 2008-09
  • Faculty Senate Committee Promotions and Change of Contracts (current)
  • Educational Resource Committee Member (1993-2009)
  • Curriculum Committee Chair COE Self-Study (1997-2004)
  • Residency Program Committee Member (1996-97)
  • Curriculum Review Committee Member (since 1993)
  • Building Security Committee Member (1993-95)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (current, since 1991)
  • American Optometric Association Member (since 1982)
  • American Optometric Foundation Research Member (since 1995)

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. John Mordi completed a Bachelor’s degree in General Sciences with minors in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Benin, Nigeria. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Ophthalmic Optics and Ocular Pharmacology from the University of Manchester, England. Dr. Mordi has a Ph. D in Vision Sciences from SUNY, State College of Optometry, New York. Dr. Mordi is a Full Professor from the Inter American University School of Optometry.

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