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Elena Biffi, OD, MSc

Research Profile

MSc in Vision Science, OD, New England College of Optometry
Residency in Ocular Disease, SUNY State College of Optometry

email: BiffiE@neco.edu
phone: 617-587-5598

Research Interests

  • Ocular Diseases
  • Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT)

SD-OCT is a new imaging technology that allows a layer-by-layer retinal analysis representing a useful tool for localization as well as identification of the unique morphological features of various posterior pole ocular diseases. This information can further be used to correlate retinal structural abnormalities with functional performance; thus, identifying prognostic factors for disease severity and visual acuity prediction and recovery.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
Massachusetts Society of Optometrists (MSO)
American Optometric Association (AOA)

Featured Publications/Presentations:

Biffi (Zaharova) E. White Dots Unveiled: SD-OCT and Retinal Pathology. COPE approved two-hour Continuing Education lecture (ID 37077-PD). Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, Marlborough MA, 2013.

Biffi (Zaharova) E. The use of SD-OCT in the differential diagnosis of white dots and spots. COPE approved one-hour Continuing Education lecture (ID 30406-PS). New England College of Optometry, Boston MA, 2012.

Zaharova E, Sherman J. New insights into morphologic characteristics of different types of drusen as revealed by SD-OCT. American Academy of Optometry, Ocular Disease Papers section, Boston MA, 2011.

Zaharova E. SD-OCT used to sort pathologies: High resolution allows insights into morphology of drusen subtypes and their functional consequences. Optometry Times. 2011;3 (10):1, 31.

Zaharova E, Sherman J. The use of SD-OCT in the differential diagnosis of dots, spots and other white retinal lesions. Eye and Brain. 2011;3:69-80.

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