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Posters

Boulougouris V.
 Miller Fisher syndrome: a variant of Guillain Barre Syndrome.  Poster at the Meeting of the Academy of Optometry (1996).

Díaz J. Complete Monosomy 21 in a 19 week fetus. Poster Presentation at the American Society of Human Genetics Annual meeting (1996).                                                                                                       

Mordi JA . Acute ocular effect of chlorpromazine hydrochloride. ARVO Poster presentation, Abstract #4225 Invest Ophthalmol Supp 2002

Mordi JA, Ciuffreda KJ . Accommodation and aging. ARVO, Sarasota, Florida. Abstract #02699 Invest Ophthalmol Suppl  1991.

Ortiz K. Subjective Comport Comparison of Narafilcon B and Omafilcon A: Daily wear lens study in an Adult Population. Poster presentation at the Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry (2012)

Ortiz K.  (First Author) Optic Neuropathy Secondary to Rare Grade III Chondrosarcoma. Poster presentation at the Southern Educational Congress (2008).

Ortiz K. (Second Author) Comparison of severity and incidence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in Hispanic versus African- American premature neonates in an inner-city neonatal intensive care unit. Poster presentation at ARVO (2010)

Ortiz K. (First Author) Optic Neuropathy Secondary to Rare Grade III Chondrosarcoma. Poster presented at the Southern Educational Congress (2008). 

Ortiz K. (Co-Author). A Comparative Study of Multicurve Lenses VS. Comfortkone lens in Keratoconic patients. Poster presented at the Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry (2006).

Ortiz K. (First Author). Isometropic Amblyopia and Compliance.  Poster presented at the Meeting of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (2008).

Rodríguez N., Romero A. Optometric Low Vision Manpower Study for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 9th International Conference on Low Vision, Montreal, Canada (2008)

Romero A. Amblyopia Eccentric Fixation Therapy in an Adult Patient.  Poster at the Meeting American Optometric Association (2002)

Romero A.  More Than a Common Headache.  Poster at the Meeting American Optometric Association (2001)

Rullán M. Coats Disease: a case report:  Poster at the American Optometric Association Meeting (1998)

Rullán M. The Miller-Fisher Syndrome: Poster at the American Optometric Association Meeting (1999).

Rullán M. Papillophlebitis: A Case Report- Poster at the American Optometric Association Meeting (2002).

Rullán M. Horner syndrome secondary to Mediastinal Teratoma removal . Poster at the American Optometric Association Meeting (2003).

Rullán M. A case of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis. Poster at the American Optometric Association Meeting (2007).

Rullán M.  A case of Bell’s Palsy after Gardasil Vaccine Administration.  Poster at the American Optometric Association Meting (2010).

Rullán M. Seesaw Nystagmus and Progressive Loss of Vision Secondary to large Suprasellar Mass. Poster at the American Optometric Association Meeting (2010)

Rullán M. A Concurrent Presentation of Herpes Simplex I Dendritic Keratitis with severe Uveitis. Poster at the American Optometric Association Meeting (2010)

Santiago, H.C. Serial probe visual recognition memory in specific learning disabled children. Poster  presented at Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry (1990).

Santiago, H.C.  Validity study of The Spanish Version of the Dyslexia Determination Test. Poster presented at Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry (1990).

Santiago, HC.  Frequency of developmental Eye Movement subtypes in specific learning-disabled children. Poster presented at the 1991 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry. Anaheim, California (1991).

Santiago, HC.  Visual Recognition memory for eidetic and unknown words by specific learning-disabled children.  Poster presented at Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry. Anaheim, CA (1991).

Santiago, HC, Velez M, Lugo E, Natrajan S. Chromatic effects in word recognition by Hispanic children.  Poster presented at the Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL (December 1992).

Santiago HC , Cabello I. Vision screening results in a migrant worker population. Poster presented at the 1993 Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry (December 1993). 

Santiago, H.C.   Visual, perceptual and educational dysfunctions in a group of Hispanic residents of a juvenile detention center.  Poster presented at the Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry (1995).

Santiago, HC.  Visual, Perceptual and Learning dysfunctions in a population of residents of a drug rehabilitation center.  Poster at the Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry(1996).

Torres Z. (Co-Author).  A case of Bell’s Palsy After Gardasil Vaccine Administration. Poster presented at the Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry (2010).

Presentations


De Jesús J, Santiago H. The use of Contrast Sensitivity Function as an Early Diagnostic Procedure for Primary Open Glaucoma. Paper presented at the Scientific Program of the 1995 American Academy of Optometry Convention.      

Ortiz K. (Co-author)Is There a Correlation between Tear pH and Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). Paper presented at the 2004 American Academy of Optometry (2004)

Romero A. Clinical Management of Adult Onset Diplopia: Five Cases. Presentation at the American Academy of Optometry Meeting, Phoenix (2012).

Rullán M. Recurrent alternating anterior uveitis secondary to non specific colitis and prostitis American Academy of Optometry- International Munich, Germany (2002).

Santiago HC, Diaz J, Díaz G, Hartsfield C, Bucarelli A. Refractive shifts in Hispanic diabetic patients. Paper presentation at the Scientific Program of the American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting (2004). 

Santiago HC.  Educating and Training Nurses, Teachers and Parents about Primary Eye Care of Children.  Paper presentation at the American Academy of Optometry Meeting, (2003).

Santiago HC. Visual recognition memory: can pictures be rehearsed?  Paper presented at the 1986 Symposium on Theoretical and Clinical Optometry.  Northeastern State University College of Optometry, Tahlequah, Oklahoma (1986).

Santiago, HC. Perspectiva de la Optometría en la América Latina.  Paper presented at The Second Annual Symposium of Science and the Humanities.  Universidad Autónoma de la Laguna. Torreon, Coahuila, México (November 22, 1990).

Santiago, H.C. Avances en la investigación de los problemas específicos de aprendizaje.  Paper presented at The Second Annual Symposium of Science and the Humanities.  Universidad Autónoma de la Laguna.  Torreon, Coahuila, México (November 22, 1990).

Santiago, HC.  Verma, S and Berger, I. Primary Visual Care in the Migrant Health Center.  Paper presented in the National Conference on Migrant and Seasonal Farm workers.  Buffalo, New York (1991).

Santiago, HC.  The recruitment and retention of disadvantaged students and underrepresented groups in optometry.  Paper presented at the Georgetown Summit on Optometric Education. Washington, D.C. (March 1992).

Santiago, HC, Pérez AM. Test-retest reliability of the Development Eye Movement Test. Paper presented at the American Academy of Optometry.  Orlando, FL (December 13, 1992).

Faculty Publications

Boulougouris V, Rullán M.  Case report: Bilateral macular Pucker: a case report with pseudoholes. J Am Optom Assoc 1996; 67(8):496-9. 
 
De Jesús J.  An Interrelated Curriculum to Improve Students’ Clinical Reasoning. J Optom Educ  2009; 35: 11-13.
 
De Jesus J. Think Tank ...“How has the new perspective of a ‘global village’ impacted optometric education, and what further changes do you predict as the global economy grows over the next 20 years”.  J Optom Educ  2009; 34: 94
 
De Jesús J. Diagnosis and management of a" Hyper Eye ". Franja Visual, December 1993. 
 
De Jesús J. Ocular Biomechanics, Autoregulation Potential Factors in Glaucoma Pathogenesis. Primary Eye Care Optometry News, December 2010. 
 
Fontaine MJ, McCorquodale MM, McCorquodale DJ, Diaz J. Mosaic Trisomy-20 with sirenomelia in a 25 week stillborn. Am J Hum Genet 1997; 61(4):706.
 
Diaz – Nazario JR, Fontaine M, McCorquodale DJ, Gould NS, Niedermeyer K, Burton BK, McCorquodale MM.  Partial Trisomy 7q in a 22 week fetus. Am J Hum Genet 1997; 61(4):692.
 
Ingala D, Verghese S, Burton BK, Diaz-Nazario JD, McCorquodale DJ, McCorquodale MM. Translocation of satellites and partial centromere from chromosome 13 to the distal long arm of chromosome 4 with probable loss of 4q35. Am J Hum Genet 1996;59(Suppl):A359.
 
Diaz-Nazario JD, McCorquodale MM, McCorquodale DJ, Gould NS, Chatman DL, Cadkin AV, Burton BK. Complete monosomy 21 in a 19 week fetus. Amer J Hum Genet 1996;59(Suppl):A115.
 
Mordi JA, Ciuffreda KJ. Dynamic Aspects of Accommodation: Age and Presbyopia. Vision Research 2004; 44: 591-601 
 
Ciuffreda KJ, Rosenfield M, Mordi J, Chen HW (2000). Accommodation, Age and Presbyopia. In O. Franzen, H. Richter, & L. Stark (Eds.)  Acommodation and Vergence Mechanism in the Visual System (pp 193-200). Boston: Birkhauser- Verlag 
 
Mordi JA, Cuiffreda KJ (1998). Static Aspects of Accommodation: Age and Presbyopia. Vision Research 38, 1643-1653 
 
Liu X, Ciuffreda KJ, Mordi JA. Short-term adaptation to optically-induced aniseikonia. Binocular  Eye Muscle Surg 1991; 6(4):217-225. 
 
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 . Short-term adaptation to oblique magnification. Am J Optom Physiol Opt 1998; 65(10): 44.
 
Mordi JA, Lyie WM, Mousa GY. Does prior instillation of a topical anesthetic enhance the effect of tropicamide. Am J Optom Physiol 1986; 63: 290-293. 
 
Mordi JA, Lyie WM, Mousa GY. Effect of phenylephrine on accommodation. Am J Optom Physiol Opt 1986; 63:294-297. 
 
Mordi J, Tucker J, Charman WN. Effects of 0.1 % cyclopentolate or 10% phenylephrine on pupil diameter and accommodation. Ophthal Physiol 1986; 6: 221-227 
 
Mordi JA, Adrian WK.  Influence of age on chromatic aberration of the human eye. Am J Optom Physiol Opt 1985; 62: 864-869. 
 
Mordi JA, Lyle WM, Mousa GY. Emphasis on the sympathetic control of accommodation and tropicamide-induced cycloplegia. Am J Optom Physiol Opt 1984; 61:(10): 70- 81.  
 
Mordi JA. Time-course and effects of mydriatics on accommodation responses. Am J Optom Physiol Opt 1982; 59(10):15
 
Pagán A. Optometric Manpower in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: estimates and projections: 1982-2005. J Am Optom Assoc 1998; 69(3): 161-179.  
 
Pagán D.  Posibles usos y efectos del 9Δ-tetrahidrocannabinol. Hospitales, 1997 15 (53): 14-18. 
 
Pagán D. 1997 Tópicos en Genética: Ventajas y Limitaciones del Mapa Cromosómico.  Hospitales, 1997; 43(11): 8-9.
 
Romero A. Diagnosis of superior rectus overaction after cataract surgery. Optom Vis Dev. 2010;42(3):172-177 
 
Rullán M. Diagnóstico diferencial de la pupila anómala.  Franja Visual  1998.
 
Santiago HC.  Visual mapping to enhance learning and critical thinking skills. Journal of Optometric Education, 2011; 36(3): 125-139.
 
Santiago H.C.  The recruitment and retention of disadvantaged and underrepresented groups in optometry.  J Am Optom Assoc 1992; 63: 815-818.
 
Santiago HC, Matos I. Visual recognition memory in specific learning-disabled children. J Am Optom Assoc 1994; 65: 690-700.
 
Santiago, H.C.,  Méndez-Mártir I. Discriminación auditiva y memoria auditiva en niños con problemas específicos de aprendizaje.  Ciencias de la Optometría 1998: Madrid, Spain (July, 1998).
 
Santiago HC. Delincuencia juvenil.  Franja Visual 1999; 10: 13-16.
 
Santiago HC, Chaves EI.  Disfunciones Visuales Perceptuales. Franja Visual 2000; 11: 5-8.
 
Santiago HC, Cruz-Martínez W. Integración auditivo-visual. Franja Visual 2000; 11: 5-9.
 
Santiago HC. Optometrists for the 21st Century.  Journal of Optometric Education 2006: 32 (1): 1
 
Santiago HC. Optometrists for the 21st Century. The Advisor 2006; 26 (4) 
 
Marshall E, Pang Y, Mutha S, Pence P, Fink B, Santiago HC, Patel P, Jones EM.  ASCO Guidelines for Culturally Competent Eye and Vision Care: an adaptation of best practices from the schools, colleges, organizations and associations of the health professions (June 2008).
 
Artis D, Santiago HC , Lee C, Ahmad N. Cultural diversity in eyecare : key  practice techniques for creating bonds with culturally diverse patients. DVD produced by the Vision Care Institute, and the Southern Educational Congress (2007). 
 
Santiago HC, Wright AA.  Brightness contrast: a reinterpretation of compound cue and combined cue experiments with pigeons.  J Exp Anal Behav 1980; 33: 87-99.
 
Santiago HC, Wright AA.  Pigeon memory: same/different concept learning, serial probe recognition acquisition, and probe delay effects on the serial-position function. J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 1984;10:498-512.
 
Wright, AA, Santiago HC. Pigeon and Monkey serial probe recognition: acquisition strategies and serial position effects. In: H.L. Roitblat, T.G. Bever and H.S. Terrace (Eds) Animal Cognition, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, N.J. (1984).
 
Sands, SF Urcuioli, PJ, Wright AA, Santiago, H.C. Serial Position effects and Rehearsal in Primate Visual Memory.  In: H.L. Roitblat, T.G. Bever and H.S. Terrace (Eds) Animal Cognition. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, N.J. (1984).
 
Wright AA, Santiago HC, Sands SF.  Monkey memory: same/different concept learning, serial probe acquisition, and probe delay effects. J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 1985; 10: 513-29.
 
Wright, AA, Santiago HC, Sands SF, Kendrick, DF and Cook RG. Memory Processing of Serial list by Pigeons, Monkeys and People. Science 1985; 229: 287-289.

Full Time Faculty


  • Vassilios Boulougouris, O.D.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from New England College of Optometry. Director of Dr. Gualberto Rabell Hospital Satellite Optometry Clinic. Associate Professor.
  • Iris Cabello, O.D.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Dean for Students Affairs. Assistant Professor.
  • Manuel Conde, O.D.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Fellowship in Primary Eye Care, Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Assistant Professor.
  • Jacqueline Deval, O.D.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Director of Rio Piedras Clinic and Director of the Externship Program. Assistant Professor.
  • José M. De Jesús, O.D., M.A., F.A.A.O.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Masters of Arts Biomedical Science Universidad Central del Caribe. Academic Director. Associate Professor.
  • José Díaz Nazario, M.D.
    Doctor in Medicine (M.D.) from the School of Medicine at the Universidad Central del Caribe. Residency on Cytogenetics from the Mayo Clinic at Minnesota. Specialty on Anatomy and Clinical Pathology from The University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus and further training on Clinical Cytogenetics from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Assistant Professor.
  • Juan Galarza, O.D.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Residency in Hospital/Low Vision from Illinois College of Optometry. Residency Program Director. Assistant Professor.
  • Nilda Lorente, O.D.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Chief Plaza de Salud SANOS, Hospital Dr. Gabriel Giménez Sanjurjo Satellite Optometry Clinic. Assistant Clinical Professor.
  • Yvette Mercado, O.D.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Primary Eye Care Chief Third Year Students. Assistant Professor.
  • Juan Morales, O.D.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Assistant Professor.
  • John Mordi, BSc. Optom., M.SC., Ph.D
    Bachelor in Optometry (B.SC.) from University of Benin, Master in Optometry (M.Sc.) from University of Manchester, Doctor in Vision Science (Ph.D.), State University of New York, College of Optometry. Full Professor.
  • Katerin Ortiz,O.D., F.A.A.O.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Illinois College of Optometry. Residency in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Salus University. Instructor.
  • Andrés Pagán, O.D., M.P.H.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Masters in Public Health University of Puerto Rico, Health Sciences Campus. Dean of the School of Optometry. Associate Professor.
  • Damaris Pagán, O.D., M.P.H.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Dean of Clinical Affairs. Master in Public Health, University of Puerto Rico. Assistant Clinical Professor.
  • Dick Robles, B.S.
    Bachelor in Science (B.S.) from University of Puerto Rico. Chief of Optical Dispensing. Instructor.
  • Neisha Rodriguez, O.D., M.P.H.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Residency in Geriatrics and Visual Rehabilitation, Veterans Administration Center. Masters in Public Health with specialty in Gerontology University of Puerto Rico, Health Sciences Campus. Assistant Professor.
  • Angel F. Romero, O.D.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Residency in Vision Therapy, SUNY University of New York. Dean of Academic Affairs. Associate Professor.
  • Luis Ruiz, O.D
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Clinical Instructor.
  • Mayra Rullán, O.D., F.A.A.O.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from New England College of Optometry, Residency in Hospital-Based Optometry, Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Associate Professor.
  • Héctor Santiago,O.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.O.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from New England College of Optometry. PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas at Houston. Full Professor.
  • Zulmaris Torres,O.D., F.A.A.O.
    Doctor in Optometry (O.D.) from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Residency in Primary Eye Care, Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Chief San Cristobal Health Center Satellite Optometry Clinic. Clinical Instructor.
  • Ileana Vargas, M.D.
    Doctor in Medicine (M.D.) from Central East University of San Pedro de Macoris of Dominican Republic. Internship in General Medicine. Instructor and Director of Religious Life Office.

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