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Stephen Klyce

  • ADJUNCT PROFESSOR Ophthalmology
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  • Ph.D., Yale University


    Dr. Klyce received his Ph.D. in Physiology (vision research) from Yale University in 1971. Between 1972 and 1979 he based his professional research career in Ophthalmology at Stanford University. In 1979 he joined the faculty at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he conducted research in corneal physiology and biophysics. He was a Professor of Ophthalmology and Anatomy/Cell Biology at LSU and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University until July, 2008. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

    Dr. Klyce has received numerous scientific honors, including the 1990 CLAO Everett Kinsey Lecture, the 1991 ISRS Lans Distinguished Lecturer in Refractive Surgery, the 1991 American Academy of Optometry Max Schapero Memorial Lecture, the 1996 American Academy of Ophthalmology Whitney Sampson Lecture, the year 2000 American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Innovator's Award, the International Society for Contact Lens Research 2003 Ruben Medal, and the 2007 ISRS/AAO Casebeer Lecture Award. He serves on the Editorial Boards of a number of scientific journals and is an active member of several professional societies including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (Past President), the International Society for Eye Research (Past Councilor), and the International Society for Contact Lens Research (Past President). He has nearly 500 publications in the areas of corneal physiology, topography, and refractive surgery.


Tabernero J, Klyce SD, Sarver EJ, Artal P. Functional Optical Zone of the cornea. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2007; 48: 1053-1060.

Smolek MK, Klyce SD. Absolute color scale for improved diagnostics with wavefront error mapping. Ophthalmology 2007; 114: 2022-2030.

Klyce SD, Karon MD, Smolek MK. Advantages and disadvantages of the zernike expansion for representing wave aberration of the normal and aberrated eye. J Refractive Surg 2004; 20: S537-S541.

Klyce SD. Corneal physiology. In: Foster CS, Azar DT, Dohlman CH, editors. Smolin and Thoft's The Cornea. Scientific foundations and clinical practice, IVth Edition (2004). New York, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; pp37-58.

Klyce SD. Corneal topography of keratoconus (Chapter 8). In: Malet F, editor. Keratocone et lentilles de contact (2003). Marseille, France, Imprimerie LAMY; pp83-92.

Karon MD, Klyce SD. Effect of inhibition of inflammatory mediators on trauma-induced stromal edema. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2003; 44: 2507-2511.

Ruberti JW, Klyce SD. NaCl osmotic perturbation can modulate hydration control in rabbit cornea. Exp Eye Res 2003; 76: 349-359.

Smolek MK, Klyce SD. Zernike polynomials are inadequate to represent higher order aberrations in the eye. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2003; 44: 4676-4681.

Smolek MK, Klyce SD, Hovis JK. The universal standard scale: proposed improvements to the ANSI standard corneal topography map. Ophthalmology 2002; 109: 361-369.

Ruberti JW, Klyce SD. Micheli-Tzanakou E, Kluwer E, editors. Topics in Biomedical Engineering International Book Series (2002). New York, NY, Academic/Plenum Publishers; pp3-55.

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