Alexandra Benavente-Perez MCOptom MS PhD
SUNY Optometry, Department of Vision Sciences
Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor
Keywords Research Areas: refractive error development, myopia, emmetropization, peripheral refraction, ocular blood flow, vascular autoregulation, choroidal thickness measured using OCT
Research Focus:
  • Collaborative Clinical and Epidemiological Research/Clinical Trials
  • Glaucoma and Optic Neuropathies
  • Myopia and Other Refractive Errors
  • Retinal Diseases
Clinical Relevance:
  • Astigmatism/Refractive Errors
  • Glaucoma
  • Myopia/Hyperopia
  • Optometry
  • Vascular Diseases
Synopsis Of Research:

My main interests are emmetropization, the active visual control of eye growth, and the role of peripheral refraction in the development of refractive error and myopia. In the lines of emmetropization, I am also very interested in understanding the interactions between ocular biometry and vascular physiology.

Current Or Representative Publications:
  1. Mroczkowska S, Benavente-Perez A, Negi A, Sung V, Patel S, Gherghel A. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma and Normal Tension Glaucoma: two separate diseases or one continuous entity? The vascular perspective. Arch Ophthalmol (accepted June 2012). 
  2. Mroczkowska S, Ekart A, Sung V, Negi A, Qin L, Patel S, Jacobs S, Atkins C, Benavente-Perez A, Gherghel A. Coexistence of Macro- and Micro-vascular Abnormalities in Newly Diagnosed Normal Tension Glaucoma Patients. Arch Ophthalmol (accepted May 2012). 
  3. Benavente-Perez A, Hosking SL, Logan NS, Bansal D (2010) Reproducibility-Repeatability of Choroidal Thickness Calculation Using OCT. Optom Vis Sci. 87(11):867-72.
  4. Benavente-Perez A, Hosking SL, Logan NS, Broadway DC (2010) Ocular Blood Flow Measurements In Healthy Human Myopic Eyes. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 248(11):1587-94.
  5. Conway M, Wevil M, Benavente-Perez A, Hosking SL (2010) Ocular Blood Flow Heamodynamics before and after application of Laser in Situ Keratomileusis Ring. J Cataract Refract Surg. 36(2):268-272.

State University of New York Medical Centers & College of Optometry Consortium

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