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Shlomit Schaal MD, PhD

TitleChair and Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
281 Lincoln Street
Worcester MA 01605
Phone508-334-9701
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeuroNexus Institute

    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentOphthalmology and Visual Sciences


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    Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, , IsraelBSMedical Sciences
    Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, , IsraelMD
    Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, , IsraelPHDMedical Sciences

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    1. Saleh OA, Al-Dwairi RA, Mohidat H, Jusufbegovic D, Nesmith B, Barak Y, Mimouni M, Schaal S. International multi-center study of iatrogenic retinal tears in pars plana vitrectomy. Int J Ophthalmol. 2019; 12(6):996-1000. PMID: 31236359.
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    2. Eladawi N, Elmogy M, Khalifa F, Ghazal M, Ghazi N, Aboelfetouh A, Riad A, Sandhu H, Schaal S, El-Baz A. Early Diabetic Retinopathy Diagnosis Based on Local Retinal Blood Vessels Analysis in Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) Images. Med Phys. 2018 Aug 24. PMID: 30144102.
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    3. Syed R, Kim SH, Palacio A, Nunery WR, Schaal S. PENETRATING OCULAR INJURY WITH RETAINED INTRAOCULAR FOREIGN BODY FROM DRYWALL. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2018 Mar 23. PMID: 29578935.
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    4. Eladawi N, Elmogy M, Khalifa F, Ghazal M, Ghazi N, Aboelfetouh A, Riad A, Sandhu H, Schaal S, El-Baz A. Early diabetic retinopathy diagnosis based on local retinal blood vessels analysis in optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) images. Med Phys. 2018 Feb 22. PMID: 29468699.
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    5. Sandhu HS, Eladawi N, Elmogy M, Keynton R, Helmy O, Schaal S, El-Baz A. Automated diabetic retinopathy detection using optical coherence tomography angiography: a pilot study. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 Jan 23. PMID: 29363532.
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    6. ElTanboly AH, Palacio A, Shalaby AM, Switala AE, Helmy O, Schaal S, El-Baz A. An automated approach for early detection of diabetic retinopathy using SD-OCT images. Front Biosci (Elite Ed). 2018 Jan 01; 10:197-207. PMID: 28930613.
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    7. Eladawi N, Elmogy MM, Ghazal M, Helmy O, Aboelfetouh A, Riad A, Schaal S, El-Baz A. Classification of retinal diseases based on OCT Images. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2018 Jan 01; 23:247-264. PMID: 28930545.
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    8. Ozkok A, Nesmith BLW, Schaal S. Association of Red Cell Distribution Width Values with Vision Potential in Retinal Vein Occlusion. Ophthalmol Retina. 2018 Jun; 2(6):582-586. PMID: 31047612.
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    9. Eladawi N, Elmogy M, Helmy O, Aboelfetouh A, Riad A, Sandhu H, Schaal S, El-Baz A. Automatic blood vessels segmentation based on different retinal maps from OCTA scans. Comput Biol Med. 2017 Oct 01; 89:150-161. PMID: 28806613.
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    10. Chhaya N, Helmy O, Piri N, Palacio A, Schaal S. COMPARISON OF 2D AND 3D VIDEO DISPLAYS FOR TEACHING VITREORETINAL SURGERY. Retina. 2017 Jul 11. PMID: 28700420.
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    11. Hadayer A, Jusufbegovic D, Schaal S. Retinal detachment repair through multifocal intraocular lens- overcoming visualization challenge of the peripheral retina. Int J Ophthalmol. 2017; 10(6):1008-1010. PMID: 28730096.
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    12. Syed R, Kim SH, Palacio A, Nunery WR, Schaal S. EX VIVO MODEL FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF DRYWALL INTRAOCULAR FOREIGN BODIES ON COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY. Retina. 2017 Jun 06. PMID: 28613214.
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    13. ElTanboly A, Ismail M, Shalaby A, Switala A, El-Baz A, Schaal S, Gimel'farb G, El-Azab M. A computer-aided diagnostic system for detecting diabetic retinopathy in optical coherence tomography images. Med Phys. 2017 Mar; 44(3):914-923. PMID: 28035657.
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    14. Jusufbegovic D, Ozkok A, Schaal S. Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography Validates the Immediate Efficacy of External Diathermy in Sealing 25-Gauge Sclerotomy Wounds. Retina. 2017 Feb; 37(2):402-404. PMID: 27627753.
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    15. Palacio AC, Gupta A, Nesmith BL, Jadav PR, Schaal Y, Schaal S. VITREOMACULAR ADHESION EVOLUTION WITH AGE IN HEALTHY HUMAN EYES. Retina. 2017 Jan; 37(1):118-123. PMID: 27306115.
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    16. Toledano S, Lu H, Palacio A, Ziv K, Kessler O, Schaal S, Neufeld G, Barak Y. A Sema3C Mutant Resistant to Cleavage by Furin (FR-Sema3C) Inhibits Choroidal Neovascularization. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12):e0168122. PMID: 28036336.
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    17. Toledano S, Lu H, Palacio A, Kigel B, Kessler O, Allon G, Barak Y, Neufeld G, Schaal S. A SEMA3E mutant resistant to cleavage by furins (UNCL-SEMA3E) inhibits choroidal neovascularization. Exp Eye Res. 2016 Dec; 153:186-194. PMID: 27725196.
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    18. Fassbender JM, Sherman MP, Barr CC, Schaal S. TISSUE PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR FOR SUBFOVEAL HEMORRHAGE DUE TO AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION: Comparison of 3 Treatment Modalities. Retina. 2016 Oct; 36(10):1860-5. PMID: 26945238.
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    19. Hadayer A, Özkök A, Kaplan HJ, Schaal S. Osseous Metaplasia (Cataracta Ossea) of Lens Remnants in Chronic Uveitis-A Clinicopathologic Report. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2016 Aug 11; 1-3. PMID: 27598695.
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    20. Jusufbegovic D, Schaal S. QUIESCENT HERPES SIMPLEX KERATITIS REACTIVATION AFTER INTRAVITREAL INJECTION OF DEXAMETHASONE IMPLANT. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 Aug 09. PMID: 27508424.
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    21. Wang W, Syed R, Hadayer A, Jusufbegovic D, Schaal S. Twenty-Seven-Gauge Vitrectomy-Assisted Four-Point Scleral Fixation of Intraocular Lens in the Absence of Capsular Support. Retina. 2016 Aug; 36(8):1605-8. PMID: 27388734.
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    22. Nesmith BL, Palacio AC, Schaal Y, Gupta A, Schaal S. DIABETES ALTERS THE MAGNITUDE OF VITREOMACULAR ADHESION. Retina. 2016 Jul 28. PMID: 27471829.
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    23. Fassbender Adeniran JM, Jusufbegovic D, Schaal S. Common and Rare Ocular Side-effects of the Dexamethasone Implant. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2016 Jul 05; 1-7. PMID: 27379861.
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    24. Schaal S. Reply. Retina. 2016 Jul; 36(7):e66-7. PMID: 27276645.
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    25. Schaal S. Reply. Retina. 2016 Jul; 36(7):e71-2. PMID: 27333092.
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    26. Hadayer A, Schaal S. Delivery of steroids into the eye for the treatment of macular edema. Expert Opin Drug Deliv. 2016 Aug; 13(8):1083-91. PMID: 27105838.
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    27. Syed R, Jusufbegovic D, Schaal S. A Needle-Free Minimally Invasive Surgical Technique for the Placement of Silicone Oil Retention Sutures. Retina. 2016 May; 36(5):1032-4. PMID: 26841213.
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    28. Adhi M, Jusufbegovic D, Schaal S. Sequential Chorioretinal Changes in Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome Analyzed Using Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2016 Apr 15; 1-9. PMID: 27082105.
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    29. Reddy SV, Payne S, Schaal S. Angiographically Silent Macular Edema. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr; 134(4):453-4. PMID: 26940679.
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    30. Schaal S, Sherman MP, Nesmith B, Barak Y. UNTREATED OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA HINDERS RESPONSE TO BEVACIZUMAB IN AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION. Retina. 2016 Apr; 36(4):791-7. PMID: 26841211.
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    31. Fassbender JM, Ozkok A, Canter H, Schaal S. A Comparison of Immediate and Delayed Vitrectomy for the Management of Vitreous Hemorrhage due to Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2016 Jan; 47(1):35-41. PMID: 26731207.
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    32. Fassbender JM, Jusufbegovic D, Schaal S. POSTCATARACT ENDOPHTHALMITIS TREATED WITH SMALL GAUGE VITRECTOMY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016; 10(4):320-2. PMID: 27164507.
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    33. Ozkok A, Schaal S. Reply: To PMID 25748280. Retina. 2015 Sep; 35(9):e56-7. PMID: 26312451.
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    34. Jusufbegovic D, Schaal S. Reply: To PMID 25590856. Retina. 2015 Jul; 35(7):e42-3. PMID: 26098276.
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    35. Ozkok A, Saleh OA, Sigford DK, Heroman JW, Schaal S. THE OMAR STUDY: Comparison of Ozurdex and Triamcinolone Acetonide for Refractory Cystoid Macular Edema in Retinal Vein Occlusion. Retina. 2015 Jul; 35(7):1393-400. PMID: 25748280.
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    36. Sigford DK, Reddy S, Mollineaux C, Schaal S. Global reported endophthalmitis risk following intravitreal injections of anti-VEGF: a literature review and analysis. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015; 9:773-81. PMID: 25999685.
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    37. Jusufbegovic D, Mugavin MO, Schaal S. EVOLUTION OF CONTROLLING DIABETIC RETINOPATHY: Changing Trends in the Management of Diabetic Macular Edema at a Single Institution Over the Past Decade. Retina. 2015 May; 35(5):929-34. PMID: 25590856.
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    38. Piri N, Nesmith BL, Schaal S. Choroidal hyperreflective foci in Stargardt disease shown by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography imaging: correlation with disease severity. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Apr; 133(4):398-405. PMID: 25590640.
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    39. Fassbender J, Schaal S. Choroidal involvement in Rosai-Dorfman syndrome may be depicted and followed using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT). Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2015 Oct; 253(10):1819-20. PMID: 25791357.
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    40. Sigford DK, Schaal S. Asymptomatic retinal gumma. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar; 133(3):355-7. PMID: 25541681.
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    41. Nesmith BL, Ihnen M, Schaal S. Poor responders to bevacizumab pharmacotherapy in age-related macular degeneration and in diabetic macular edema demonstrate increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea. Retina. 2014 Dec; 34(12):2423-30. PMID: 25062438.
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    42. Nesmith B, Gupta A, Strange T, Schaal Y, Schaal S. Mathematical analysis of the normal anatomy of the aging fovea. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Sep; 55(9):5962-6. PMID: 25168895.
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    43. Barak Y, Lee ES, Schaal S. Sealing effect of external diathermy on leaking sclerotomies after small-gauge vitrectomy: a clinicopathological report. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul; 132(7):891-2. PMID: 24809641.
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    44. Schaal S, Kagan A, Wang Y, Chan CC, Kaplan HJ. Acute retinal necrosis associated with Epstein-Barr virus: immunohistopathologic confirmation. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul; 132(7):881-2. PMID: 24743882.
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    45. Al-Salem KM, Schaal S. Mini-cognitive testing in patients with age-related macular degeneration. Retina. 2014 May; 34(5):868-73. PMID: 24756035.
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    46. Peterson JL, Phelps ED, Doll MA, Schaal S, Ceresa BP. The role of endogenous epidermal growth factor receptor ligands in mediating corneal epithelial homeostasis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 May 01; 55(5):2870-80. PMID: 24722692.
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    47. Jusufbegovic D, Gambrell JD, Barak Y, Schaal S. Twenty-five-gauge vitrectomy for the removal of 5000 centistokes silicone oil. Retina. 2013 Oct; 33(9):1938-42. PMID: 23591529.
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    48. Barak Y, Heroman JW, Schaal S. Use of 25% sulfur hexafluoride gas mixture may minimize short-term postoperative hypotony in sutureless 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2013; 7:423-6. PMID: 23467378.
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    49. Kishore SA, Schaal S. Management of anterior chamber dislocation of dexamethasone implant. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2013; 21(1):90-1. PMID: 23323589.
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    50. Rifkin L, Schaal S. Teenage acute macular neuroretinopathy. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jul-Aug; 22(4):674-6. PMID: 22034018.
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    51. Barak Y, Ihnen MA, Schaal S. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography in the diagnosis and management of vitreoretinal interface pathologies. J Ophthalmol. 2012; 2012:876472. PMID: 22701779.
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    52. Rifkin L, Schaal S. Shortening ocular pain duration following intravitreal injections. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2012 Nov-Dec; 22(6):1008-12. PMID: 22562296.
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    53. Rifkin L, Schaal S. Factors affecting patients' pain intensity during in office intravitreal injection procedure. Retina. 2012 Apr; 32(4):696-700. PMID: 22082694.
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    54. Al-Latayfeh MM, Schaal S. Vision loss 2 weeks after uneventful optic nerve sheath fenestration surgery may be attributed to retinal reperfusion injury. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2012; 6(4):371-4. PMID: 25389933.
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    55. Barak Y, Tong MG, Purkiss TJ, Schaal S. Rosai-dorfman disease diagnosed because of bilateral choroidal masses. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2012; 6(3):326-9. PMID: 25389746.
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    56. Barak Y, Sherman MP, Schaal S. Mathematical analysis of specific anatomic foveal configurations predisposing to the formation of macular holes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011; 52(11):8266-70. PMID: 21911580.
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    57. Schaal S, Sherman MP, Barr CC, Kaplan HJ. Primary retinal detachment repair: comparison of 1-year outcomes of four surgical techniques. Retina. 2011 Sep; 31(8):1500-4. PMID: 21606887.
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    58. Schaal S, Horwitz J. In memoriam:Ahuva Dovrat, Ph.D. 1947–2010. Exp Eye Res. 2011 Jun; 92(6):446. PMID: 21288469.
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    59. Schaal S, Tong MG, Purkiss TJ, Kaplan HJ. Multifocal choroiditis secondary to the reactivation of epstein-barr virus. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2011; 5(4):360-2. PMID: 25390436.
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    60. Schaal S, Schiff WM, Kaplan HJ, Tezel TH. Simultaneous appearance of multiple evanescent white dot syndrome and multifocal choroiditis indicate a common causal relationship. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2009 Sep-Oct; 17(5):325-7. PMID: 19831564.
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    61. Schaal S, Barr CC. Management of macular holes: a comparison of 1-year outcomes of 3 surgical techniques. Retina. 2009 Sep; 29(8):1091-6. PMID: 19357554.
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    62. Schaal S, Barr CC. Management of retained lens fragments after cataract surgery with and without pars plana vitrectomy. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2009 May; 35(5):863-7. PMID: 19393885.
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    63. Tezel TH, Geng L, Lato EB, Schaal S, Liu Y, Dean D, Klein JB, Kaplan HJ. Synthesis and secretion of hemoglobin by retinal pigment epithelium. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Apr; 50(4):1911-9. PMID: 19060278.
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    64. Schaal S, Kaplan HJ, Tezel TH. Is there tachyphylaxis to intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor pharmacotherapy in age-related macular degeneration? Ophthalmology. 2008 Dec; 115(12):2199-205. PMID: 18930553.
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