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Maryke Neiberg, OD, FAAO


Coordinator of Clerkship Clinical Education, Associate Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: mneiberg@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-706-3788 | Fax: 909-706-3905
Website: www.westernu.edu
Join year: 2009

Education

Residency in Primary Care, 2005, NOVA Southeastern University 

O.D., 1998, New England College of Optometry 

Diploma, 1991, Royal College of Optometrists, London 

National Diploma in Optometry, 1987, Technikon Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Education Experience

Neuro-Ophthalmology, Mini-Fellowship, 2008, Michigan State University

Certification

Fellow, 2005, American Academy of Optometry 

Certificate of Advanced Standing in Ocular Disease and Pharmaceutical Application, 1996, New England College of Optometry 

Certificate of Advanced Standing, 1995, New England College of Optometry 

Academic Interests

Neuro-Eye Disease 

Systemic Disease and the Eye 

Dry Eyes 

Alzheimer’s Disease and the Eye 

Teaching Experience

Full time faculty and Attending Optometric Physician, Assistant Professor, Southern College of Optometry, May 2008-May 2010 
Lead Instructor, Optometric Theory and Labs OPT 120 and OPT200  

Full time faculty, attending Optometric Physician, Nova Southeastern College of Optometry, July 2005-March 2008  
Instructor of Record, Optometric Theory and Laboratories
Instructor, Clinical Medicine Laboratory 

Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa Clinical Supervisor, 1993 and1994
4th year, Primary Care 

Courses

Course Leader, PPO 1, PPO 2, PPO , College of Optometry 

Course Leader, Neuro-Eye Disease, College of Optometry 

Course leader, Systemic Disease and the Eye, College of Optometry 

Liaison, Behavioral Medicine, College of Optometry 

Lecturer, Anterior Segment Disease: Uveitis, College of Optometry 

Lecturer, Glaucoma, College of Optometry
 

Awards

Preceptor of the Year, 2008, NSU College of Optometry 

Golden Apple Award, 2008, NSU College of Optometry 

Honors, 1997,  Washington Navy Yard, DC 

Honors, 1997, Martha Elliot Health Center, MD
 

Organizations

American Optometric Association

American Academy of Optometry

North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society

Committees

Student Performance Committee

Faculty Search Committee

Publication

Publications 

Neiberg MN. Sowka JW. Vollmer L. Optic atrophy after Sildenafil use. Journal of the American Optometric association, Vol. 78, 122-8, March 2007 

Science Direct Top 25 articles
April-June 2007
http//top25.sciencedirect.com/index.php?subject_area_id=17&journal_id=15291839&cat_id=12 

Neiberg MN, Sowka J. Phlyctenular Keratitis in a Patient with Rosacea. American Journal of Optometry. Mar 2008 

Neiberg MN. An Unusual Lid Varix. American Journal of Optometry. May 2009; 80:223-226 (Issue Highlight.) 

Neiberg MN. Optometric Perspective of Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Behavioral Optometry. Vol 20/2009(1) Page 3-6 (Cover)  

Crandall M, Neiberg M, Seger K. Cholesteatoma surrounding the Internal Carotids. American Journal of Optometry. April 2010. 

Neiberg MN. Systemic InSight: ACE Inhibitors and the Eye. Journal of Ophthalmic Education, Eye Care Review. Feb 2008 COPE 22301-H 

Neiberg MN. Systemic InSight: HLA-B27 and the Eye. Journal of Ophthalmic Education, Eye Care Review. April 2008 COPE 22375-SD 

Neiberg MN. Systemic InSight: Metastatic Breast Cancer and the Eye. Journal of Ophthalmic Education, Eye Care Review. Jun 2008 COPE 22695-SD 

Neiberg MN. Systemic InSight: The Eating disorders and the Eye. Journal of Ophthalmic Education, Eye Care Review. Aug 2008 COPE 23517-SD 

Neiberg MN. Systemic InSight: Carotid Artery Disease and the Eye. Journal of Ophthalmic Education. Eye Care Review. October 2008 COPE 23592-SD  

Neiberg MN. Systemic InSight: Vertebrobasilar Artery disease and the Eye. Journal of Ophthalmic education. Eye Care Review. December 2008 COPE 24329-PD 

Neiberg MN. Systemic InSight: Autoregulation and the Eye. Journal of Ophthalmic Education. Eye Care Review. February 2009 COPE 24978-PD 

Neiberg MN. Systemic InSight: Anterior Uveitis: When to Order What. Journal of Ophthalmic Education. Eye Care Review. April 2009 COPE 25531-AS 

Neiberg MN. Systemic InSight: Neuroprotection and Glaucoma. Journal of Ophthalmic Education. Eye Care Review. Jun 2009. COPE 25949-GL. (Featured Article) 

Neiberg MN. Systemic Insight: Alzheimer’s disease and Glaucoma. Journal of Ophthalmic Education. Eye Care Review. Aug 2009. COPE 226314-GL 

Neiberg MN. Systemic In Sight: Peripapillary atrophy. Journal of Ophthalmic Education. Eye Care Review. October/December 2009. COPE 26999-PD 

Neiberg MN. Systemic Insight: Iron deficiency Anemia and the Eye. Journal of Ophthalmic Education. Eye Care Review. Feb 2010. COPE Pending 

Neiberg MN. Pharmacotherapy of Dry Eye. Journal of Ophthalmic Education. Supplement. April 2010 

 

Refereed Abstracts 

Kabat AG. Neiberg MN. Peripapillary Atrophy and Angioid streaks resulting in Macular Degeneration in a patient with Systemic manifestations of Paget’s disease of the bone. Optometry and Vision Science, Vol. 81 number 12S, Dec 2004  

Neiberg MN. Black G. Collateral formation in hemi-retinal vein occlusion. Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric association, Volume 76, Issue 6, June 2005 

Neiberg MN. Levy JH. Foveal Neovascularization in a Diabetic patient. Journal of the American Optometric association, Volume 76, Issue 6, June 2005 

Neiberg MN, Sowka JW, Vollmer L. Cryptogenic Optic neuropathy in a Patient with Sildenafil. Optometry and Vision Science (Suppl), Dec 2005 

Neiberg MN, Sowka JW. Phlyctenular Keratoconjunctivitis in a Patient with Rosacea. Optometry and Vision Science (Suppl), Dec 2005  

Bacigalupi M, Neiberg MN. Phi in the Eye. Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association, Volume 77, Issue 6, Pages 277-277 June 2006 

Rodman J, Neiberg MN. Bilateral Lipid Keratopathy in a patient with Systemic Hyperlipidemia. Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association, Volume 77, Issue 6, Pages 292-292 June 2006 

Seger K, Neiberg MN, Crandal M, Nijjar N. Bitot’s spots in an Adult Female. Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association, Volume 77, Issue 6, June 2006, Pages 289-290 

Neiberg MN, Gonzales V. Optic atrophy in an Opiate abuser. Optometry - Journal of the American Optometric Association, Volume 77, Issue 6, June 2006, Pages 283-284 

Bacigalupi M, Neiberg MN. Intracanular Irrigation of Antibiotics for Treatment of Bacterial Canaliculitis. Optometry and Vision Science (Suppl), Dec 2006  

Neiberg MN. Trichotillomania of the Eyelashes in a Patient with Congenital Nystagmus. Optometry and Vision Science (Suppl), Dec 2006 

Neiberg MN, Rawana S. An Isolated Lid Varix. Poster, presented at AAO Tampa, 2007 

Salee S, Neiberg MN. A Diagnostic Dilemma: Melanoma versus the “not-so-benign” Iris Cyst. AOA Seattle, 2008 

Neiberg MN. Cause and Effect: Branch vein occlusion, Macroaneurysms and Macular edema AAO Orlando Nov, 2009 

Redell J, Swichkow E, Neiberg MN. Longstanding chronic Uveitis in a patient with Herpes sine Herpete. AOA Orlando June 2010 

Tabachnick SE, Neiberg MN, Miller R, Relyea G. Future- and proximally-oriented motivational goals among graduate optometry students.. 6th SELF Biennial International Conference, Laval University Quebec City, Canada. June 19-22, 2011

Nguyen P, Neiberg MN. Case Series: Progressive cone-Rod dystrophy associated with myopia in three adult siblings. AOA Chicago June 2012 

Neiberg MN, RJ Lee. Ocular expression of Alagille syndrome. AAO Phoenix Oct 2012 

 

Book Chapter (In Press)

Vision and the Special Needs Patient: Diagnosis and Management. Editor: Marc Taub OD FAAO COVD. “Special Assessment Procedures” Steinman and Neiberg. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

 

Non-Refereed Publications

Sowka J. Kabat AG. A tricky case of Toxo. With special thanks to Maryke Neiberg. Review of Optometry Vol. 142:Nov 2005

 

Web Based Learning

Neiberg M. A Blueprint for success: Creating a business plan for your Optometry practice. Multimedia presentation, OPEP NSU 2007 COPE # 19186-PM 

Narrative

Dr. Neiberg has been a faculty member at Western University College of Optometry since June of 2009 and is the course leader for the Principles and Practice of Optometry II and the Coordinator or Clerkship Clinical Education.  The primary focus of her research in this area is the educational impact of automated and manual equipment.

Dr. Neiberg is course leader and lab master for the Neuro Eye Disease Course and Course leader for the Eye and Systemic Disease course. Her research interest is varied within this area, and currently involves the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on vision. She is the course liaison for the Behavioral Medicine course. Dr. Neiberg is responsible for the uveitis section of the Anterior Segment Disease course and the Optic Nerve section in the Glaucoma Course. Dr. Neiberg has a special interest in dry eye.

Dr. Neiberg earned her doctor Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1998, after graduating from the Technikon Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, as an optometrist in 1989. She completed a Residency in Primary care at NOVA Southeastern University in 2005. Dr. Neiberg has authored several peer reviewed posters and papers and presented lectures on many occasions. She has served as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Optometry and as a NBEO examiner on many occasions. Dr. Neiberg is a chapter contributor in a textbook on Special Populations that is currently in press. She was awarded preceptor of the year award and the Golden Apple award in 2008 by the class of 2013 of Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry.