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A cooperative, charitable research project to Eliminate Amblyopia Blindness in Alaska

Sue Cotter



Sue Cotter is a professor at the Southern California College of Optometry who has collaborated and provided strategic leadership with ophthalmologists in PEDIG and MEPEDS. She has taught extensively worldwide including Alaska. A partial list of her publications is a follows:

1.         Zadnik K, Manny RE, Yu JA, Mitchell GL, Cotter SA, Quiralte JC, et al. Ocular component data in schoolchildren as a function of age and gender. Optom Vis Sci. 2003;80(3):226-236.

2.            PEDIG, Holmes JM, Kraker RT, Beck RW, Birch EE, Cotter SA, et al. A randomized trial of prescribed patching regimens for treatment of severe amblyopia in children. Ophthalmology. 2003;110(11):2075-2087.

3.            PEDIG, Cotter SA, Edwards AR, Wallace DK, Beck RW, Arnold RW, et al. Treatment of anisometropic amblyopia in children with refractive correction. Ophthalmology. 2006;113(6):895-903.

4.            MEPEDS, Varma R, Deneen J, Cotter S, Paz SH, Azen SP, et al. The multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study: design and methods. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2006;13(4):253-262.

5.         Cotter SA, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Song E, Lin J, Borchert M, Azen SP, et al. Fixation preference and visual acuity testing in a population-based cohort of preschool children with amblyopia risk factors. Ophthalmology. 2009;116(1):145-153.

6.         Cotter SA, Chu RH, Chandler DL, Beck RW, Holmes JM, Rice ML, et al. Reliability of the electronic early treatment diabetic retinopathy study testing protocol in children 7 to <13 years old. Am J Ophthalmol. 2003;136(4):655-661.


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