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Shlomit Schaal MD, PhD

TitleChair and Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
281 Lincoln Street
Worcester MA 01605
Phone508-334-9701
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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. Foster WJ, Berg BW, Luminais SN, Hadayer A, Schaal S. Computational Modeling of Ophthalmic Procedures: Computational Modeling of Ophthalmic Procedures. Am J Ophthalmol. 2022 Mar 28; 241:87-107. PMID: 35358485.
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    2. Sleman AA, Soliman A, Elsharkawy M, Giridharan G, Ghazal M, Sandhu H, Schaal S, Keynton R, Elmaghraby A, El-Baz A. A novel 3D segmentation approach for extracting retinal layers from optical coherence tomography images. Med Phys. 2021 Apr; 48(4):1584-1595. PMID: 33450073.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    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. 2021 Jan 01; 15(1):49-51. PMID: 29578935.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Hadad A, Helmy O, Leeman S, Schaal S. A Novel Multimethod Image Analysis to Quantify Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium Retinal Toxicity. Ophthalmology. 2020 03; 127(3):429-431. PMID: 31757495.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. 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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    6. 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 vessel analysis in optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) images. Med Phys. 2018 Oct; 45(10):4582-4599. PMID: 30144102.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Chhaya N, Helmy O, Piri N, Palacio A, Schaal S. COMPARISON OF 2D AND 3D VIDEO DISPLAYS FOR TEACHING VITREORETINAL SURGERY. Retina. 2018 08; 38(8):1556-1561. PMID: 28700420.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. 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. 2018 07; 38(7):1432-1435. PMID: 28613214.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    9. Eladawi N, Elmogy M, Khalifa F, Ghazal M, Ghazi N, Aboelfetouh A, Riad A, Sandhu H, Schaal S, El-Baz A. Retracted: 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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    10. 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 11; 102(11):1564-1569. PMID: 29363532.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. 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 01 01; 10(2):197-207. PMID: 28930613.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. 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 01 01; 23(2):247-264. PMID: 28930545.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Ozkok A, Nesmith BLW, Schaal S. Association of Red Cell Distribution Width Values with Vision Potential in Retinal Vein Occlusion. Ophthalmol Retina. 2018 06; 2(6):582-586. PMID: 31047612.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    
    14. Jusufbegovic D, Schaal S. QUIESCENT HERPES SIMPLEX KERATITIS REACTIVATION AFTER INTRAVITREAL INJECTION OF DEXAMETHASONE IMPLANT. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Fall; 11(4):296-297. PMID: 27508424.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. 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 10 01; 89:150-161. PMID: 28806613.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. 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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    17. Nesmith BL, Palacio AC, Schaal Y, Gupta A, Schaal S. DIABETES ALTERS THE MAGNITUDE OF VITREOMACULAR ADHESION. Retina. 2017 Apr; 37(4):749-752. PMID: 27471829.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. 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.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. 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.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    22. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    23. 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.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Hadayer A, Özkök A, Kaplan HJ, Schaal S. Osseous Metaplasia (Cataracta Ossea) of Lens Remnants in Chronic Uveitis-A Clinicopathologic Report. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018; 26(1):133-135. PMID: 27598695.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Fassbender Adeniran JM, Jusufbegovic D, Schaal S. Common and Rare Ocular Side-effects of the Dexamethasone Implant. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2017 Dec; 25(6):834-840. PMID: 27379861.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Schaal S. Reply. Retina. 2016 07; 36(7):e66-7. PMID: 27276645.
      Citations:    Fields:    
    28. Schaal S. Reply. Retina. 2016 07; 36(7):e71-2. PMID: 27333092.
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    29. Hadayer A, Schaal S. Delivery of steroids into the eye for the treatment of macular edema. Expert Opin Drug Deliv. 2016 08; 13(8):1083-91. PMID: 27105838.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Adhi M, Jusufbegovic D, Schaal S. Sequential Chorioretinal Changes in Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome Analyzed Using Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2017 Aug; 25(4):545-553. PMID: 27082105.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Reddy SV, Payne S, Schaal S. Angiographically Silent Macular Edema. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr; 134(4):453-4. PMID: 26940679.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. 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.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Fassbender JM, Jusufbegovic D, Schaal S. POSTCATARACT ENDOPHTHALMITIS TREATED WITH SMALL GAUGE VITRECTOMY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016; 10(4):320-2. PMID: 27164507.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    35. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Ozkok A, Schaal S. Reply: To PMID 25748280. Retina. 2015 Sep; 35(9):e56-7. PMID: 26312451.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. 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.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Jusufbegovic D, Schaal S. Reply: To PMID 25590856. Retina. 2015 Jul; 35(7):e42-3. PMID: 26098276.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. 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.
      Citations:    
    40. 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.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. 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.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Sigford DK, Schaal S. Asymptomatic retinal gumma. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar; 133(3):355-7. PMID: 25541681.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. 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.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. 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 Aug 28; 55(9):5962-6. PMID: 25168895.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    47. 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.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    48. Al-Salem KM, Schaal S. Mini-cognitive testing in patients with age-related macular degeneration. Retina. 2014 May; 34(5):868-73. PMID: 24756035.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. 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.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    50. 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.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. 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.
      Citations:    
    52. Kishore SA, Schaal S. Management of anterior chamber dislocation of dexamethasone implant. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2013; 21(1):90-1. PMID: 23323589.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    53. Rifkin L, Schaal S. Teenage acute macular neuroretinopathy. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jul-Aug; 22(4):674-6. PMID: 22034018.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. 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.
      Citations:    
    55. Rifkin L, Schaal S. Shortening ocular pain duration following intravitreal injections. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2012 Nov-Dec; 22(6):1008-12. PMID: 22562296.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    56. Rifkin L, Schaal S. Factors affecting patients' pain intensity during in office intravitreal injection procedure. Retina. 2012 Apr; 32(4):696-700. PMID: 22082694.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    57. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    58. 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.
      Citations:    Fields:    
    59. 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 Oct 21; 52(11):8266-70. PMID: 21911580.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    60. 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.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    61. Schaal S, Horwitz J. In memoriam:Ahuva Dovrat, Ph.D. 1947–2010. Exp Eye Res. 2011 Jun; 92(6):446. PMID: 21288469.
      Citations:    Fields:    
    62. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    63. 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.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    64. 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.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    65. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    66. 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.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    67. 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.
      Citations: 76     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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