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Harriette Canellos, OD

Referral Service Director, Associate Clinical Professor


Dr. Harriette Canellos has been an associate clinical professor at SUNY Optometry since 1993. She serves as both the director of the University Eye Center’s referral service and the instructor of record for the fourth-year internship program. Dr. Canellos received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1992 and completed her residency at the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center in 1993. She has researched extensively and spoken widely about ocular diseases. Dr. Canellos is also a member of the New York State Board of Optometry and she received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004.


Anterior Segment Disease


Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry


OD, New England College of Optometry, 1992

BA, New York University, 1988


Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1993



2005; Canellos H, Cooper J. Paek A, Chien J. Multiple Calcified Deposits Along the Eyelid Margins Secondary to Chronic Renal Failure and Hyperparathyroidism. Optometry Journal of the AOA March 2005. 76(3):181-18.

2005; Sherman J, Canellos H, DeClemente L. et al. Use of UBM to Rule Out Solid Iris Tumor. Primary Care Optometry News. Jan 2005: 10(1):16.

2001; Canellos H. Sjogren’s Syndrome: In Thomann K et al. eds. Primary Eyecare in Systemic Disease 2″‘1 Edition: New York. McGraw-Hill. 2001.

2000;  Canellos H, Medio F, Mozlin R, Perry C. Training the trainer: Developing educators for continuing professional education. Optom Educ 2000: 25(3):91 -95.

1997; Canellos. H. Fundus Albipunctatus: Case Presentation. In Sherman et al. Visual Fields: Pathways to Interpretation CD.  1997.


5/13-11/13; Title: Phase 3. Multicenter. Randomized. Double-Masked and Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating the Efficacy of a 5.0% Concentration of Lifitegrast Ophthalmic Solution Compared to Placebo in Subjects with Dry Eye Currently Using Artificial Trears (OPUS-2). Role: Sub-investigator. Source: SARcode  Bioscience. Inc./Shire Pharmaceuticals

3/12- 9/12; Title: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement in the Optometry Office. Role: Clinical Investigator. Principal Investigator: Mitchell W. Dul OD, MS. Results presented as a poster presentation at the International Stroke Conference, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association Annual meeting, Honolulu, HI February, 2013.

12/04-08; Detection of Short Wavelength Sensitive Visual field Loss in Diabetics Utilizing a fast Testing Strategy. SUNY State College of Optometry.

3/04-12/04; Optimizing the Use of the FDT Perimeter in Mass Screenings. SUNY State College of Optometry.

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