Marta N. Rivera, O.D.

Assistant Professor/ Director of the Externship Program

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Pediatric
  • Low Vision
  • Research pathological conditions
    • RESC Study
    • Central Corneal Thickness in the Hispanic Population
    • Association between Alzheimer’s Disease and Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

EDUCATION

  • Primary Eye Care Residency in IAUPR-School of Optometry, Puerto Rico (2015-2016)
  • Doctor of Optometry IAUPR-School of Optometry, Puerto Rico (2009-2013)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Veterinary Technology of University of Puerto Rico- Medical Science Campus, Puerto Rico (2004-2006)
  • Bachelor’s Degree General Science University of Puerto Rico: Río Piedras Campus (1999-2004)

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT/CLINICAL INSTRUCTION

  • Primary Care Low Vision Lab
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Optometry Case Discussion
  • Primary Care Optometry Lab 2

PUBLICATIONS, POSTERS, AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Choroidal Melanoma: Case Report
  • Central Corneal Thickness in the Hispanic Population
  • Association between Alzheimer’s Disease and Age Related Macular Degeneration.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • October 4-8, 2018 at Panama- Visual Screening in 500 patients
  • April 22, 2018 at “Casa Dominicana” San Juan, PR- Visual Screening in 100 patients
  • April 2, 2017 at “Comunidad Plebiscito”, San Juan PR- Visual Screening in 50 patients
  • March 2017 at Save a Sato, San Juan PR- donation of dogs’ food, fleas and tick products and cleaning products. Clean cages, bathing and feeding animals.
  • February 2017 at Sabana Llana Lions Club Carolina, PR- Visual Screening in 50 patients
  • November 2016 at Luteran Church Cataño, PR- Visual Screening in 50 patients.
  • October 8-9, 2016 at Vieques, PR- RESC study in 200 children, glasses prescribed.  

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Marta Rivera born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and completed a Bachelor’s degree in General Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus and Veterinary Technology in the Medical Sciences Campus. In 2013, she completed a Doctorate in Optometry from the School of Optometry of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. In 2016, she started a residence in Primary Eye Care at IAUPR and is currently an assistant professor and Externship Director of the IAUPR.

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