Amy C. Schefler, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Academic Institute
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Areas Of Expertise

Ocular oncology Retinablastoma Choroidal melanoma
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Inst & Hosp
Residency, Bascom Palmer Eye Inst & Hosp
Internship, LAC-Olive View/UCLA Medical Center
MD, Weill-Cornell Medical College

Multi-center analysis of intraocular biopsy technique and outcomes for uveal melanoma: Ocular Oncology Study Consortium report 4
Ocular Oncology Study Consortium 2020, Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, vol. 258, no. 2, pp. 427-435.

Ocular Oncology Study Consortium 2019, Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.), vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 1154-1164.

Randomized Trial of Treat and Extend Ranibizumab With and Without Navigated Laser Versus Monthly Dosing for Diabetic Macular Edema: TREX-DME 2-Year Outcomes
TREX-DME Study Group 2019, American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 202, pp. 91-99.

Trends in Radiation Practices for Female Ocular Oncologists in North America: A Collaborative Study of the International Society of Ocular Oncology
Shah, SN, Kogachi, K, Correa, ZM, Schefler, AC, Aronow, ME, Callejo, SA, Cebulla, CM, Day-Ghafoori, S, Francis, JH, Lally, S, McCannel, TA, Paton, KE, Phan, IT, Pointdujour-Lim, R, Ramasubramanian, A, Rath, P, Shields, CL, Skalet, AH, Wells, JR, Jennelle, RL & Berry, JL 2019, Ocular Oncology and Pathology, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 54-59.

Relationship between clinical features, GEP class, and PRAME expression in uveal melanoma
Schefler, AC, Koca, E, Bernicker, EH & Correa, ZM 2019, Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.

Intraocular Metastasis in Unilateral Multifocal Uveal Melanoma without Melanocytosis or Germline BAP1 Mutations
Durante, MA, Walter, SD, Paez-Escamilla, M, Tokarev, J, Decatur, CL, Dubovy, SR, Schefler, AC & Harbour, JW 2019, JAMA ophthalmology.

A rare presentation of choroidal metastasis from primary esophageal adenocarcinoma successfully treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy
Date, RC, Adams, MK, Teh, BS, Schefler, AC, Musher, BL, Farach, AM & Weng, CY 2018, American journal of ophthalmology case reports, vol. 11, pp. 19-22.

Topographic Correspondence of Macular Atrophy With Choroidal Neovascularization in Ranibizumab-treated Eyes of the TREX-AMD Trial
TREX-AMD Study Group 2018, American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 192, pp. 84-90.

Biopsy of a choroidal melanoma using transvitreal pars plana vitrectomy
Tang, PH, Shields, RA, Mruthyunjaya, P & Schefler, AC 2018, Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina, vol. 49, no. 8, pp. 645-647.

Yield, techniques, and complications of transvitreal and transscleral biopsies in small uveal melanoma
Kim, RS, Chévez-Barrios, P, Divatia, MK, Bretana, ME, Teh, BS & Schefler, AC 2018, JAMA Ophthalmology, vol. 136, no. 5, pp. 482-488.

Comparison of monthly vs treat-and-extend regimens for individuals with macular edema who respond well to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor medications: Secondary outcomes from the SCORE2 randomized clinical trial
SCORE2 Investigator Group 2018, JAMA Ophthalmology, vol. 136, no. 4, pp. 337-345.

Recent advancements in the management of retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma [version 1; referees: 2 approved]
Schefler, AC & Kim, RS 2018, F1000Research, vol. 7, 476.

Elevated Choroidal Thickness and Central Serous Chorioretinopathy in the Fellow Eyes of Patients with Circumscribed Choroidal Hemangioma
Kim, RS, Jain, RR, Brown, DM, Bretana, ME, Kegley, EN, Singer, MA, Aragon, AV & Schefler, AC 2018, Ocular Oncology and Pathology, vol. 4, no. 6.

Risk of extraocular extension in eyes with retinoblastoma receiving intravitreous chemotherapy
Francis, JH, Abramson, DH, Ji, X, Shields, CL, Teixeira, LF, Schefler, AC, Cassoux, N, Hadjistilianou, D, Berry, JL, Frenkel, S & Munier, FL 2017, JAMA Ophthalmology, vol. 135, no. 12, pp. 1426-1429.

Association between traditional clinical high-risk features and gene expression profile classification in uveal melanoma
Nguyen, BT, Kim, RS, Bretana, ME, Kegley, E & Schefler, AC 2017, Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, pp. 1-7.

Kim, RS, Dannenbaum, MJ, Lin, MW, Bretana, ME, Brown, DL & Schefler, AC 2017, Retina.

Histopathologic Analysis of Transvitreal Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Needle Tracts for Uveal Melanoma
Kim, RS, Chevez-Barrios, P, Bretana, ME, Wong, TP, Teh, BS & Schefler, AC 2017, American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 174, pp. 9-16.

Macular Atrophy in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Monthly versus Treat-and-Extend Ranibizumab: Findings from the TREX-AMD Trial
Abdelfattah, NS, Al-Sheikh, M, Pitetta, S, Mousa, A, Sadda, SVR, Wykoff, CC, Wykoff, CC, Croft, DE, Brown, DM, Wang, R, Payne, JF, Clark, L, Abdelfattah, NS, Sadda, SVR, Chen, E, Fish, RH, Fish, RH, Kim, RY, Major, JC, Major, JC, Schefler, AC, Shah, AR, Shah, AR, Vance, SK, Wong, TP & Wong, TP 2017, Ophthalmology, vol. 124, no. 2, pp. 215-223.

Early outcomes of uveal melanoma treated with intraoperative ultrasound guided brachytherapy using custom built plaques
Tann, AW, Teh, BS, Scarboro, SB, Lewis, GD, Bretana, ME, Croft, PC, Raizen, Y, Butler, EB, Kim, RS, Chevez-Barrios, P & Schefler, AC 2017, Practical radiation oncology.

Association between Tumor Regression Rate and Gene Expression Profile after Iodine 125 Plaque Radiotherapy for Uveal Melanoma
Mruthyunjaya, P, Seider, MI, Stinnett, S & Schefler, AC 2016, Ophthalmology.

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