Research in the College of Optometry

Research in the College of Optometry

Recent Publications (2014)

Jensen K, Hoppe E, Remick-Waltman K, Spors F, Egan D. Update on Autism Spectrum Disorders for Optometry: A review of the literature. Optometry and Visual Performance; 2014:2(5):220-34.

Ethell, DW, Cameron, DJ. Imaging and 3D Reconstruction of Cerebrovascular Structures in Embryonic Zebrafish, J. Vis Exp, 2014 Apr 22; (86) PMID: 24797110.​

Davey, PG. Fabry Disease: A Survey of Visual and Ocular Symptoms Clinical Ophthalmology 2014 Aug 19; 8:1555-60.

Khanal S, Thapa M, Racette L, Jhonson R, Davey PG, Joshi MR, Srestha GS. Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in Glaucomatous Nepalese eyes and its Relation with Visual Field Sensitivity. Journal of Optometry (2014) 7, 217-224.

Wang J, Elsheikh A, Davey PG, Wang W, Bao F, Mottershead J. Corneal Topography Matching by Iterative Registration Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine. 

Research Faculty

Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry research elective course offerings are a semester-long lab practicum course in which students work with one of the College of Optometry faculty on an independent research project. Areas of research include: disease, development, optics, and binocular vision. Students will present their work to their peers. If you are interested in taking this course to fulfill your elective credit, please contact one of the faculty below to arrange a meeting. Enrollment requires faculty approval. If you have any questions about the course, please contact Dr. Cameron.

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D. Joshua Cameron, PhD Neuroscience, FAAO

Research Opportunities are listed below.







The following projects are available:

  1. Measuring visual acuity in adult zebrafish and comparison of retinal disease models
  2. Carotenoid metabolism in eye development and disease using zebrafish
  3. Examining visual dysfunction in an Alzheimer’s zebrafish model
  4. Electrophysiology of the zebrafish retina

Dr. Cameron would also be glad to assist conducting any research projects related to zebrafish visual function from students’ own ideas in this elective course.

Contact Joshua Cameron here  jcameron@westernu.edu

The following projects are available:

  1. Investigating Ocular imaging particularly OCT and its use in glaucoma management
  2. Understanding age related effects on the eye particularly ocular biomechanics and retinal nerve fiber layer

Contact Pinakin Davey here  pdavey@westernu.edu



Jason (Jie) Shen, MD, PhD, FAAO  

The following projects are available:

  1. Evaluation of the effects of accommodation on the peripheral optics of human eye
  2. Evaluation of the optical impacts of multifocal contact lenses on peripheral optics of human eye
  3. Peripheral optics of human eye after Orthokeratology lenses
  4. Changes of optical quality (both central and peripheral) with prolonged near work. Dr. Shen would also be glad to assist conducting any research projects related to physiological optics from students’ own ideas in this elective course

Contact Jason Shen here  jshen@westernu.edu



Frank Spors, EuroOptom, MS, PhD, FAAO 

The following projects are available:

  1. Spectacle lenses, contact lenses, and orthokeratology for myopia research
  2. Development of a novel corneal topography system, not based upon the Placido disk principle
  3. Change in wavefront aberrations with contact lenses, spectacle lenses, and orthokeratology (in collaboration with Dr. Shen)
  4. Comparison of the cross cylinder method and the fogging method as utilized by a subjective binocular refractor in the quantification of astigmatic correction



Naveen Yadav, BS (H) Optom., MS, PhD, FAAO

The following projects are available:

Objective Assessment of Visual Attention in Younger Children with ADHD Using Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP). College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) Research Grant (July 2018 – July 2019). Amount: $4000

Contact Naveen Yadav here:nyadav@westernu.edu

Researcher bio page:https://www.westernu.edu/bios/?bio=nyadav