Mayra Rullán, O.D.

Full Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Neuro Eye disease and Ocular Disease

EDUCATION

  • Residency in Hospital Based Optometry at the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration Hospital, Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus University).
  • Doctor of Optometry of New England College of Optometry: Boston, Massachusetts.
  • B.S. in Biology of Boston College: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT / CLINICAL INSTRUCTION

  • Ocular Disease I, Ocular Disease II, Ocular Disease III, Advanced Ocular Disease
  • Clinics: Hospital based clinical instructor for 4th year students:
    • San Cristobal Health Center, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico
    • Cossma Health Group, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico

PUBLICATIONS, POSTERS, AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis Signaled by Bilateral Optic Disc Edema and Unilateral Pre-retinal Hemorrhage: A Teaching Case Report JOE Winter-Spring March 2017
  • Refractive Error Study in School age children ages 5-18 years of age in Puerto Rico: ongoing: Two years results AAO Anaheim Meeting 2016
  • To Be or Not To Be, IIT Is the Question Poster presented North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) February 2016 Tucson, Arizona
  • Refractive Error Study in School age children ages 5-18 years of age in Puerto Rico: ongoing: Preliminaries results AAO NOLA Meeting 2015
  • It is not always AMD: OCT signs in the Diagnosis of Idiopathic macular Telangiectasia Type II   AAO meeting Denver 2014
  • A case of Bell’s Palsy after Gardasil Vaccine Administration   AAO Meeting 2010
  • Seesaw Nystagmus and Progressive Loss of Vision Secondary to large Suprasellar Mass AAO Meeting 2010
  • A Concurrent Presentation of Herpes Simplex I Dendritic Keratitis with severe Uveitis AAO meeting 2010
  • A case of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis    AAO Meeting October 2007
  • Horner syndrome secondary to Mediastinal Teratoma removal AAO Meeting December 2003
  • Papillophlebitis: A Case Report- American Academy of Optometry San Diego
  • 2002
  • Recurrent alternating anterior uveitis secondary to nonspecific colitis and prostitis American Academy of Optometry- International Munich, Germany 2002
  • The Miller-Fisher Syndrome: AAO Meeting December 1999
  • Coats Disease: a case report:  AAO Meeting December 1998
  • Diagnóstico diferencial de la pupila anómala Franja Visual 1998
  • Idiopathic epiretinal membranes JAOA August 1996
  • Has presented about 30-40 courses in congresses at local and international level

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
  • Director of Residency Programs-August 2016-present
  • AAO- Faculty-student liaison
  • JOURNALS EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARD
  • Member of the editorial board for The Journal of Optometric Education
  • Optometric Medical Director in Puerto Rico for ENVOLVE (OPTICARE)

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • VOSH Humanitarian Trips volunteer
  • Volunteer at SAVE A GATO (SAG)

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Mayra Rullán completed a Doctorate in Optometry at New England College of Optometry Boston, Massachusetts and at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Salus University a Residency in Hospital Based Optometry at the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration Hospital, Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. Director of Residency Programs, member of the editorial board for The Journal of Optometric Education and the Optometric Medical Director in Puerto Rico for ENVOLVE (OPTICARE). In the present, is a clinical instructor for 4th year students of San Cristobal Health Center, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico and Cossma Heath Group, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico.

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