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Publications

Dr. Rivers and the Envue staff are committed to research for the advancement of vision correction. We pursue research to bring you the latest technology and improve patient safety and visual results. The following presentations and publications are an example of our investigation and study of new technologies and trends to improve the care we provide to our patients. If you are interested in research opportunities, please visit our research page for information on all current or future studies.

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Sia RK, Ryan DS, Beydoun H, Eaddy JB, Logan LA, Rodgers SB, Rivers BA. Visual outcomes after SMILE from first year experience at a U.S. military refractive surgery center and comparison with PRK and LASIK outcomes. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2020 Apr 3. doi: 10.1097/j.jcrs.0000000000000203. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32271272.

Vlasov A, Sia RK, Ryan DS, Mines MJ, Stutzman RD, Rivers BA, Tseng SC, Bower KS. Sutureless cryopreserved amniotic membrane graft and wound healing after photorefractive keratectomy. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 Mar;42(3):435-43.

Crawford C., Ainbinder D, Rivers B, Winegerd M, Torres M, George R, Davis R, Dent A.  Systemic absorption of mitomycin-c when used in refractive surgery.  Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.  2013 Feb;39(2):193-6
* Fox C. MMC undetectable in plasma of PRK patients.  Ocular Surgery News. 2013Apr13

https://journals.lww.com/jcrs/Abstract/2013/02000/Systemic_absorption_of_mitomycin_C_when_used_in.8.aspx


Journal of Refractive Surgery

Cox AR, Sia RK, Purt B, Ryan DS, Beydoun H, Colyer MH, Rivers BA, Bower KS. Assessment of Corneal Haze After PRK and the Effect of Sutureless Amniotic Membrane Graft by Corneal Densitometry. J Refract Surg. 2020 May 1;36(5):293-299. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20200406-01. PMID: 32396640

Ryan DS, Sia RK, Rabin J, Rivers BA, Stutzman RD, Pasternak JF, Eaddy JB, Logan LA, Bower KS. Contrast sensitivity after Wavefront-guided and Wavefront-optimized PRK and LASIK for myopia and myopic astigmatism. J Refract Surg. 2018 Sep 1;34(9):590-596. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20180716-01.

Sia RK, Ryan DS, Rivers BA, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Peppers L, Rodgers SB. Vision-related Quality of Life and Perception of Military Readiness and Capabilities Following Refractive Surgery among Active Duty U.S. Military Service Members. J Refract Surg. 2018 Sep 1;34(9):597-603. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20180723-01.


Retinal Cases & Brief Reports

Munson P, Nelson M, Crawford C, Young P, Rivers B.  Use of Intravitreal Triamcinolone for the treatment of Optic Nerve Edema in a patient with Acute Retinal Necrosis. Case Report.  Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. 2015 Spring, Vol 9 p102-103

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25383844/


Journal Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

Crawford C., Grazko M, Raymond W, Rivers B, Munson P. Retrobulbar Optic Neuritis and the Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine.  Letter to the Editor. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus.  2013 Jan/Feb;50(1):61

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23343091/


Binocular Vision Journal

Crawford CM., Grazko MB, Raymond IV WR, Rivers BA, Munson PD. Reversible Blindness in Bilateral Optic Neuritis Associated with Nasal Flu Vaccine. Binocul Vis Strabismus Q Simms Romano 2012; 27:171-173 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22989339/


Crawford C., Rivers B, Nelson M.  Acute zonal occult outer retinopathy: vision loss in an active duty soldier.  Case Reports in Medicine. 2013;2013:240607.

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crim/2013/240607/


Rivers B, Crawford C.,  Chorioretinal injury caused by Presumed Laser Dazzler.  Surgery Curr Res 4:191.  29Apr. 2014

https://www.longdom.org/open-access/chorioretinal-injury-caused-by-presumed-laser-dazzler-2161-1076-4-191.pdf


Ryan DS, Sia RK, Eaddy JB, Logan LA, Familoni JO, Beydoun H, Rodgers SB, Rivers BA. Preliminary evaluation of the VIsion PERformance (VIPER) simulator. Mil Med Res. 2020 Jan 16;7(1):2. doi: 10.1186/s40779-020-0231-8. PMID: 31941553; PMCID: PMC6964099.


American Academy of Ophthalmology Presentations

  • Rivers BA, Sia RK, Ryan DS, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Smith MP, Rodgers SB. Expectations and Satisfaction of U.S. military service members in small incision lenticule extraction. October 2019. American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, CA.
  • Sia RK, Ryan DS, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Rodgers SB, Smith, MP, Rivers BA. Self-reported dry eye following small incision lenticule extraction. October 2019. American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, CA.
  • Ryan DS, Sia RK, Rodgers SB, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Smith MP, Rivers BA. Visual symptoms in the early postoperative period following SMILE for myopia. October 2019. American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, CA.
  • Rivers BA, Ryan DS, Sia RK, Peppers L, Eaddy JB, Logan LA, Rodgers SB. Quality of vision in two different military occupational populations. October 2018. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago, IL.
  • Sia RK, Ryan DS, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Peppers L, Rodgers SB, Rivers BA. Patient-reported refractive surgery outcomes in contact lens and eyeglass wearers. October 2018. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago, IL.
  • Ryan DS, Sia RK, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Peppers L, Rodgers SB, Rivers BA. Refractive surgery symptoms experienced and limitations on activity in LASIK and surface ablations. October 2018. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago, IL.
  • Rivers BA. From the Front Line: what the modern refractive surgeon can learn from the military’s use of next generation technology. November 2017

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Presentations

  • Rivers BA. Patient Satisfaction and Early Refractive Outcomes of SMILE in the U.S. military: a prospective study. May 2020. Zeiss Virtual User Meeting. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Virtual Annual Meeting. 
  • Rivers BA. Tips for Low Corrections and Dissecting Thin Lenticules. May 2020. Zeiss Virtual Educational Experience. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Virtual Annual Meeting. 
  • Rivers BA, Ryan DS, Sia RK, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Smith MP, Earls KE, Rodgers SB. Rifle Marksmanship following Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. May 2020. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Virtual Annual Meeting. 
  • Earls KE, Ryan DS, Sia RK, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Smith MP, Rodgers SB, Rivers BA. Contrast Sensitivity Function following Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. May 2020. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Virtual Annual Meeting. 
  • Rivers BA, Ryan DS, Sia RK, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Rodgers SB. Optical Quality after Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) in the US. Military. May 2019. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  • Rodgers SB, Sia RK, Ryan DS, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Rivers BA. Small Incision Lenticule Extraction: Review of Visual Outcomes from First Year Experience at the WRESP-RC and Comparison to PRK and LASIK Outcomes. May 2019. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  • Rivers BA, Sia RK, Rodgers SB, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Ryan DS. Preliminary Evaluation of Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction in the US. Military. May 2019. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  • Rivers BA, Sia RK, Rodgers SB, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Ryan DS. Astigmatic Outcomes in Conventional Versus Wavefront-Optimized PRK. May 2019. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  • Ryan DS, Sia RK, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Rodgers SB, Rivers BA. Impact of Conventional and Wavefront-Optimized Refractive Surgeries on Patients’ Functional Activities. May 2019. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  • Sia RK, Ryan DS, Eaddy JB, Logan LA, Rodgers SB, Rivers BA. Visual Symptoms in Conventional Versus Wavefront-Optimized Refractive Surgeries. May 2019. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  • Rodgers SB, Ryan DS, Sia RK, Legault GL, Rivers BA, Brooks DI. Phakic Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implantation in the Department of Defense (DoD): An Overview. May 2019. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  • Rivers BA. Current and Future Procedure Selection in the WRESP-RC. May 2018. Refractive Surgery Alliance Meeting. Washington, D.C.
  • Rivers BA. Implementing SMILE in the Department of Defense. May 2018. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.
  • Rivers BA. SMILE Visual Outcomes: Are we hitting 20/20? May 2018. Zeiss User Meeting. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.
  • Rivers BA, Ryan DS, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Rodgers SB, Sia RK. Current Practices and Preferences of U.S. Military Ophthalmologists on Postoperative pain management in laser refractive surgery. May 2018. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. 
  • Sia RK, Ryan DS, Peppers L, Rodgers SB, Familoni J, Rivers BA. Assessment of the Vision Performance (VIPER) Simulator for military task performance and clinical visual outcome measures. May 2018. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.
  • Ryan DS, Sia RK, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Familoni J, Rivers BA. Detection and identification of road signs using the Vision Performance (VIPER) Simulator for evaluating functional visual performance. May 2018. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.
  • Sia RK, Ryan DS, Peppers L, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Rivers BA. Perception of Military Readiness and Capabilities Following Refractive Surgery Among Active Duty U.S. Military Service Members. May 2017. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, California. Best Poster (Keratorefractive category) Honorable mention.
  • Ryan DS, Sia RK, Rodgers SB, Peppers L, Eaddy JB, Logan LA, Rivers BA. Visual-Related Quality of Life of Active Duty U.S. Military Service Members Undergoing Refractive Surgery. May 2017. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, California.
  • Stutzman RD, Sia RK, Ryan DS, Peppers LP, Pasternak JF, Rivers BA, Bower KS. Simulated Keratometric Changes after Myopic Wavefront-Guided and Wavefront-Optimized LASIK. May 2017. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, California.
  • Rivers BA, Ryan DS, Sia RK, Peppers L, Mueller GA, Williams TJ, Familoni J. Viper: Preliminary Evaluation of the Vision Performance Simulator. May 2017. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, California.
  • Kircher JW, Ryan DS, Sia RK, Howard RS, Shatos M, Stutzman RD, Rivers BA, Mines MJ, Bower KS, Dartt DA. Corneal Surface Regularity and Goblet Cell Density Changes following PRK and LASIK. May 2016. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Ryan DS, Sia RK, Rivers BA, Logan LA, Stutzman RD, Pasternak JF, Bower KS. Efficacy of wavefront-guided vs. wavefront-optimized aberrometry correction after Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) or LASIK. May 2016. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Rivers BA, Sia RK, Peppers L, Ryan DS, Rodgers SB. Validation of a military performance questionnaire for U.S. military servicemembers with refractive error undergoing refractive surgery. May 2016. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Sia RK, Ryan DS, Rivers BA, Eaddy JB, Pasternak JF, Stutzman RD, Bower KS. Patient-reported Visual Outcomes Following Wavefront-guided and Wavefront-optimized PRK and LASIK for Myopia. May 2016. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Rivers BA, Ryan DS, Sia RK, Stutzman RD, Pasternak JF, Eaddy JB, Logan LA, Bower KS. Visual and Military Firing Performance in Low Light Conditions Following Wavefront-guided and Wavefront-optimized LASIK. April 2015. Military Refractive Surgery Symposium. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, California.
  • Ryan DS, Stutzman RD, Pasternak JF, Sia RK, Eaddy JB, Bower KS. Military Firing Performance following Wavefront-guided (WFG) vs. Wavefront-optimized (WFO) LASIK. April 2015. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, California.
  • Sia RK, Ryan DS, Stutzman RD, Logan LA, Rivers BA, Bower KS. Higher order aberrations following myopic wavefront guided and wavefront optimized refractive surgery. April 2015. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, California.
  • Stutzman RD, Sia RK, Rivers BA, Maurer T, Howell C, Bower KS. The effect of Wavefront-guided (WFG) and Wavefront-optimized (WFO) LASIK on optical quality and military task performance in U.S. Soldiers. April 2015. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, California.
  • Rivers BA, Sia RK, Maurer T, Deaver D, Pasternak J, Bower KS. Visual outcomes and identification of static/ dynamic military targets following Wavefront-guided (WFG) and Wavefront-optimized (WFO) LASIK. April 2015. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. San Diego, California.
  • Rivers BA, Sia RK, Ryan DS, Pasternak JF, Stutzman RD, Bower KS. Comparison of visual outcomes following wavefront guided and wavefront optimized LASIK and PRK.April 2014. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Stutzman RD, Rivers BA, Sia RK, Ryan DS, Maurer T, Trudo EW, Bower KS. Military target identification after wavefront-guided (WFG) and wavefront-optimized (WFO) photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). April 2014. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts. Best paper of the session.

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Presentations

  • Laurie GW, Romano J, Mao L, Teixeira K, Mckown RL, Ryan DS, Rivers BA. Relative Deficiency of Active Lacritin, the Shed Form of Lacritin Co-Receptor Syndecan-1 and the Pro-Form of Syndecan-Activating Enzyme Heparanase in Dry Eye Tears, and Development of a Tear Interactome. May 2018. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Mckown RL, Justis BM, Coburn CE, Raab RW, Rivers BA, Sia RK, Laurie GW. Development of a Quantitative Multiplex Western Blot Assay for Tear Lacritin Proteins. May 2018. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Rivers BA, Sia RK, Ryan DS, Stutzman RD, Pasternak JF, Peppers L, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Bower KS. Comparison of wavefront-guided and wavefront-optimized refractive surgeries for astigmatism of 0.75 diopters or less. May 2017. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Sia RK, Ryan DS, Rivers BA, Pasternak JF, Stutzman RD, Peppers L, Eaddy JB, Logan LA, Bower KS. Refractive outcomes of moderate astigmatism correction using wavefront-guided and wavefront-optimized PRK and LASIK. May 2017. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Ryan DS, Sia RK, Peppers L, Eaddy JB, Stutzman RD, Pasternak JF, Maurer T, Howell C, Rivers BA, Bower KS. Visual performance of U.S military service members (USM) in identification of infrared targets after wavefront-guided (WFG) and wavefront-optimized (WFO) photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASIK. May 2016. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington.
  • Rivers BA, Sia RK, Ryan DS, Peppers L, Eaddy JB, Logan LA, Stutzman RD, Pasternak JF, Bower KS. Visual Performance with Night Vision Goggles following Wavefront-guided and wavefront-optimized refractive surgery. May 2016. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington.
  • Sia RK, Ryan DS, Peppers L, Logan LA, Pasternak JF, Stutzman RD, Maurer T, Howell C, Rivers BA, Bower KS. Target detection in infrared images after wavefront-guided and wavefront-optimized PRK and LASIK. May 2016. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington.
  • Rivers BA, Ryan DS, Sia RK, Maurer T, Howell CL, Stutzman RD, Pasternak JF, Torres MF, Bower KS. Visual Performance in Military Target Identification after Wavefront-guided (WFG) and Wavefront-optimized (WFO) PRK and LASIK. May 2015. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Denver, Colorado.
  • Ryan DS, Sia RK, Stutzman RD, Pasternak JF, Peppers L, Logan LA, Rivers BA, Bower KS. Rifle Marksmanship Performance Following Wavefront-guided (WFG) and Wavefront-optimized (WFO) Refractive Surgery. May 2015. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Denver, Colorado.
  • Sia RK, Peppers L, Ryan DS, Stutzman RD, Pasternak JF, Eaddy JB, Logan LA, Rivers BA, Bower KS. Corneal Aberrations and its Effect on Contrast Sensitivity after Wavefront-guided and Wavefront-optimized refractive surgeries. May 2015. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Denver, Colorado.
  • Bower KS, Ryan DS, Sia RK, McClellan S, Rivers BA. Bioptics – Pursuing Emmetropia in Patients with High Myopic Astigmatism. May 2015. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Denver, Colorado.
  • Stutzman RD, Sia RK, Ryan DS, Maurer T, Howell CL, Eaddy JB, Rivers BA, Peppers L, Pasternak JF, Bower KS. The Effect of Wavefront-guided (WFG) and Wavefront-optimized (WFO) Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) on Subjective Quality of Vision (QOV) and Military Task Performance (MTP) among Active Duty U.S. Soldiers. May 2014. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida.
  • Rivers BA, Ryan DS, Sia RK, Peppers L, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Pasternak JF, Stutzman RD, Rodgers SB, Bower KS. Visual Performance after Wavefront-guided and Wavefront-optimized Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) and Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). May 2014. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida.
  • Sia RK, Ryan DS, Moyer S, Maurer T, Logan LA, Rivers BA, Pasternak JF, Stutzman RD, Peppers L, Bower KS. Contrast Sensitivity after Wavefront-optimized (WFO) and Wavefront-guided (WFG) Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) and its Effect on Military Target Identification. May 2014. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida.

Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS)

  • Rivers BA, Ryan DS, Sia RK, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Purt B, Rodgers SB. Refractive surgery: A review of enhancing the Warfighter and optimizing performance. August 2019. Military Health System Research Symposium. Kissimmee, Florida.
  • Rivers BA, Ryan DS, Sia RK, Smith MP, Yakopson VS, Rodgers SB, Roberts R. Identifying the incidence of data entry errors on nomograms in refractive surgery. August 2018. Military Health System Research Symposium. Kissimmee, Florida.
  • Roberts R, Ryan DS, Sia RK, Colgain J, Easter T, Houghtaling PM, Pasternak JF, McClellan SF, Rivers BA. Elimination of transcription errors in refractive surgery. August 2018. Military Health System Research Symposium. Kissimmee, Florida.
  • Rivers BA, Ryan DS, Logan LA, Eaddy JB, Peppers L, Sia RK. Corneal Collagen Crosslinking: Initial experience in the Military Health System. August 2017. Military Health System Research Symposium. Orlando, Florida.

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