Oxyopia Vision Science 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.

All seminars are held on Friday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 111 of the Optometry Building on the IU Bloomington campus unless otherwise stated.

* Note: Titles in red text link to recordings of the seminar

1/19/2018 Chia-Yang Liu, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University
Molecular mechanism of corneal epithelial stratification and innervation
1/26/2018 Patrice Tankam, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University
Development of Optical Coherence Microscopy for Corneal Imaging 
2/2/2018 Bill Swanson, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University
A new approach to developing normative reference values for RNFL imaging
2/9/2018 Furu Zhang,
Kaitlyn Sapoznik

Students, Optometry, Indiana University

Student Presentations

2/16/2018 Deborah Antwi,
Raymond Warner,
Hin Cheung

Students, Optometry, Indiana University

Student Presentations

2/23/2018 Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Borish Scholar
The Alabama Study on Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ALSTAR)
3/2/2018 David Huang, MD, PhD
Oregon Health Sciences University
Borish Scholar
Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

Catherine Chang, MD
Department of Molecular Medicine
The Scripts Research Institute

Dissecting the mechanisms for lifelong homeostasis and transparency in the eye lens

3/23/2018 Ann Elsner, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University

Mapping stimulus position on the human retina

3/30/2018 Shivalingappa Swamynathan, PhD
University of Pittsburg

Corneal Epithelial Homeostasis, KLF4, and KLF5


Kazuhiro Kurokawa, PhD
Optometry, Indiana University

Imaging inner retinal structure and function at the cellular level in the living human eye
4/13/2018 Rose Reins, PhD
The Ocular Surface Institute
University of Houston


4/20/2018 Moonjung Choi,
Colin Downey,

Students, Optometry, Indiana University

Student Presentations

4/27/2018 No Oxyopia (pre ARVO - Honolulu)  
5/4/2018 No Oxyopia (Graduation - post ARVO)