Donald Mutti

E.F. Wildermuth Professorship

Contact Information

Postal address: 
338 W 10th Ave Room 456 Columbus, OH 43210

Biographical narrative

Dr. Donald Mutti received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1982 from the School of Optometry at the University of California Berkeley. Following graduation, Dr. Mutti worked for CooperVision Ophthalmic Products, conducting in-house clinical research evaluating new contact lens designs and products. He co-holds a patent in soft contact lens design. He returned to Berkeley in 1988 as a National Eye Institute Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, receiving his PhD in 1992. Dr. Mutti is currently the E.F. Wildermuth Foundation Professor in Optometry at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He is a co-investigator with Dr. Karla Zadnik on the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Ethnicity and Refractive Error (CLEERE) Study, a National Eye Institute funded study of normal eye growth and risk factors for myopic refractive error now in its twentieth year. Dr. Mutti was also the Principal Investigator of the Berkeley Infant Biometry (BIBS) study, an eight year NEI-funded investigation of ocular component development and emmetropization in infancy. Dr. Mutti is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, previously serving on the Research and Communications committees, currently serving on the AAO Awards Committee. He received the Borish Award from the Academy in 1996, the Glenn A. Fry Award from the American Optometric Foundation in 2006, the Graduate Teaching Award in 2007 and 2010 from the Graduate Organization in Vision Science, and the Herbert G. Mote Award for distinguished teaching in 2009 and in 2011 from the College's fraternity, Epsilon Psi Epsilon. Dr. Mutti was the Alumnus of the Year of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry in 2011. Dr. Mutti is also a silver Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Degrees

  • 1992, Ph.D., University Of California
  • 1982, O.D., University Of California
  • 1980, B.S., University Of California
  • 1976, B.A., University Of California

Journal articles

  • Gabriel GM, Mutti DO.. "Clinical evaluation of infant accommodation using dynamic retinoscopy and binocular photoretinoscopy.." Optometry and Vision Science. (January 2009.): -.
  • Jones LA, Sinnott L, Mutti DO, Mitchell GL, Moeschberger ML, Zadnik K.. "Parental history of myopia, sports and outdoor activities, and future myopia.." Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. (January 2007.): -.
  • Mutti DO, Cooper ME, O'Brien S, Jones LA, Marazita ML, Murray JC, Zadnik K.. "Candidate gene and locus analysis of myopia.." Molecular Vision. (January 2007.): -.
  • Mutti DO, Candy R, Cotter SA, Haegerstrom-Portnoy G.. "Infant and child hyperopia.." Optometry and Vision Science. Vol. 84, (January 2007.): 80-.
  • Mutti DO, Hayes JR, Mitchell GL, Jones LA, Moeschberger ML, Cotter SA, Kleinstein RN, Manny RE, Twelker JD, Zadnik K, the CLEERE Study Group.. "Refractive error, axial length, and relative peripheral refractive error before and after the onset of myopia.." Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. Vol. 48, (January 2007.): 2510-2519.
  • Mutti DO. "To emmetropize or not to emmetropize? The question for hyperopic development.." Optometry and Vision Science. Vol. 84, (January 2007.): 97-102.
  • Walline J, Jones LA, Mutti DO, Zadnik K.. "Contact lenses alter corneal curvature- In reply.." Archives of Ophthalmology. Vol. 123, (January 2006.): 1455-.
  • Mutti DO, Mitchell GL, Hayed JR, Jones LA, Moeschberger ML, Sotter SA, Kleinstein RN, Manny RE Twelker JD, Zadnik K, the CLEERE Study Group.. "Accomodative lag before and after the onset of myopia.." Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. Vol. 47, (January 2006.): 837-846.
  • Mutti, Donald, O; Mitchell, G Lynn; Hayes, John, R; Jones, Lisa, A; Moeschberger, Melvin, L; Cotter, Susan, A; Kleinstein, Robert, N; Manny, Ruth, E; Twelker, J Daniel; Zadnik, Karla; Zadnik, Karla. "Accommodative lag before and after the onset of myopia.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 47, no. 3. (January 2006.): 837-46.
  • Mutti, Donald, O; Mitchell, G Lynn; Jones, Lisa, A; Friedman, Nina, E; Frane, Sara, L; Lin, Wendy, K; Moeschberger, Melvin, L; Zadnik, Karla. "Axial growth and changes in lenticular and corneal power during emmetropization in infants.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 46, no. 9. (January 2005.): 3074-80.
  • Jones LA, Kleinstein RN, Mutti DO, Zadnik K.. "Hyperopia: How do we define abnormal? [letter]." Archives of Ophthalmology. Vol. 123, (January 2005.): 125-.
  • Jones, Lisa, A; Mitchell, G Lynn; Mutti, Donald, O; Hayes, John, R; Moeschberger, Melvin, L; Zadnik, Karla. "Comparison of ocular component growth curves among refractive error groups in children.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 46, no. 7. (January 2005.): 2317-27.
  • Subramanian V, Mutti DO. "The effect of blur adaptation on contrast sensitivity.." Optometry and Vision Science. (January 2005.): -.
  • Davis, William, R; Raasch, Thomas, W; Mitchell, G Lynn; Mutti, Donald, O; Zadnik, Karla. "Corneal asphericity and apical curvature in children: a cross-sectional and longitudinal evaluation.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 46, no. 6. (January 2005.): 1899-906.
  • Mutti DO. "Spectacle prescriptions for preschool children [letter]." Journal of the Americqan Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Vol. 9, (January 2005.): 299-.
  • Zadnik, Karla; Mutti, Donald, O; Mitchell, G Lynn; Jones, Lisa, A; Burr, Deborah; Moeschberger, Melvin L. "Normal eye growth in emmetropic schoolchildren.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 81, no. 11. (January 2004.): 819-28.
  • Walline, Jeffrey, J; Jones, Lisa, A; Mutti, Donald, O; Zadnik, Karla. "A randomized trial of the effects of rigid contact lenses on myopia progression.." Archives of ophthalmology. Vol. 122, no. 12. (January 2004.): 1760-6.
  • Lyons, Stacy Ayn; Jones, Lisa, A; Walline, Jeffrey, J; Bartolone, Amelia, G; Carlson, Nancy, B; Kattouf, Valerie; Harris, Monica; Moore, Bruce; Mutti, Donald, O; Twelker, J Daniel. "A survey of clinical prescribing philosophies for hyperopia.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 81, no. 4. (January 2004.): 233-7.
  • Mutti, Donald, O; Mitchell, G Lynn; Jones, Lisa, A; Friedman, Nina, E; Frane, Sara, L; Lin, Wendy, K; Moeschberger, Melvin, L; Zadnik, Karla. "Refractive astigmatism and the toricity of ocular components in human infants.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 81, no. 10. (January 2004.): 753-61.
  • Mutti DO. "LASIK and PRK malpractice predictors. [letter]." Ophthalmology. Vol. 111, (January 2004.): 1263-1264.
  • Mutti, Donald O. "Sources of normal and anomalous motion in retinoscopy.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 81, no. 9. (January 2004.): 663-72.
  • Mutti DO. "Medical malpractice predictors and risk factors for opthalmologists performing LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy surgery [letter]." Ophthalmology. Vol. 111, (January 2004.): 1263-1264.
  • Kleinstein, Robert, N; Jones, Lisa, A; Hullett, Sandral; Kwon, Soonsi; Lee, Robert, J; Friedman, Nina, E; Manny, Ruth, E; Mutti, Donald, O; Yu, Julie, A; Zadnik, Karla; Zadnik, Karla. "Refractive error and ethnicity in children.." Archives of ophthalmology. Vol. 121, no. 8. (January 2003.): 1141-7.
  • Zadnik K, Mutti DO. "Darkness and myopia progression.." Ophthalmology. Vol. 110, (January 2003.): 1069-70.
  • Walline, Jeffrey, J; Jones, Lisa, A; Mutti, Donald, O; Zadnik, Karla. "Use of a run-in period to decrease loss to follow-up in the Contact Lens and Myopia Progression (CLAMP) study.." Controlled clinical trials. Vol. 24, no. 6. (January 2003.): 711-8.
  • Zadnik, Karla; Manny, Ruth, E; Yu, Julie, A; Mitchell, G Lynn; Cotter, Susan, A; Quiralte, Julio, C; Shipp, Melvin; Friedman, Nina, E; Kleinstein, Robert , N; Walker, Terry, W; Jones, Lisa, A; Moeschberger, Melvin, L; Mutti, Donald, O; Mutti, Donald O. "Ocular component data in schoolchildren as a function of age and gender.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 80, no. 3. (January 2003.): 226-36.
  • Walker, Terry, W; Mutti, Donald O. "The effect of accommodation on ocular shape.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 79, no. 7. (January 2002.): 424-30.
  • Rah, Marjorie, J; Mitchell, G Lynn; Mutti, Donald, O; Zadnik, Karla. "Levels of agreement between parents' and children's reports of near work.." Ophthalmic epidemiology. Vol. 9, no. 3. (January 2002.): 191-203.
  • Mutti, Donald, O; Semina, Elena; Marazita, Mary; Cooper, Margaret; Murray, Jeffrey, C; Zadnik, Karla. "Genetic loci for pathological myopia are not associated with juvenile myopia.." American journal of medical genetics. Vol. 112, no. 4. (January 2002.): 355-60.
  • Mutti, Donald, O; Mitchell, G Lynn; Moeschberger, Melvin, L; Jones, Lisa, A; Zadnik, Karla. "Parental myopia, near work, school achievement, and children's refractive error.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 43, no. 12. (January 2002.): 3633-40.
  • Rah, M, J; Mitchell, G, L; Bullimore, M, A; Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K. "Prospective quantification of near work using the experience sampling method.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 78, no. 7. (January 2001.): 496-502.
  • Mutti DO. "Can we conquer myopia?." Review of Optometry. Vol. 138, (January 2001.): 80-92.
  • Zadnik, K; Mutti, D, O; Cutter, G, R; Chalmers, R L. "The effect of degree of refractive error on hydrogel contact lens-induced complications and patient self-management behaviors.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 78, no. 9. (January 2001.): 652-6.
  • Walline, J, J; Mutti, D, O; Jones, L, A; Rah, M, J; Nichols, K, K; Watson, R; Zadnik, K. "The contact lens and myopia progression (CLAMP) study: design and baseline data.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 78, no. 4. (January 2001.): 223-33.
  • Mutti DO, Enlow NL, Mitchell GL, The CLEERE Study Group. "Accommodation and induced with-the-rule astigmatism in emmetropes [letter]." Optometry and Vision Science. Vol. 78, (January 2001.): 6-7.
  • Twelker, J, D; Mutti, D O. "Retinoscopy in infants using a near noncycloplegic technique, cycloplegia with tropicamide 1%, and cycloplegia with cyclopentolate 1%.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 78, no. 4. (January 2001.): 215-22.
  • Zadnik, K; Jones, L, A; Irvin, B, C; Kleinstein, R, N; Manny, R, E; Shin, J, A; Mutti, D O. "Myopia and ambient night-time lighting. CLEERE Study Group. Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Ethnicity and Refractive Error.." Nature. Vol. 404, no. 6774. (January 2000.): 143-4.
  • Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K. "Age-related decreases in the prevalence of myopia: longitudinal change or cohort effect?." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 41, no. 8. (January 2000.): 2103-7.
  • Frane, S, L; Sholtz, R, I; Lin, W, K; Mutti, D O. "Ocular components before and after acquired, nonaccommodative esotropia.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 77, no. 12. (January 2000.): 633-6.
  • Mutti, D, O; Jones, L, A; Moeschberger, M, L; Zadnik, K. "AC/A ratio, age, and refractive error in children.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 41, no. 9. (January 2000.): 2469-78.
  • Mutti, D, O; Sholtz, R, I; Friedman, N, E; Zadnik, K. "Peripheral refraction and ocular shape in children.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 41, no. 5. (January 2000.): 1022-30.
  • Walline, J, J; Kinney, K, A; Zadnik, K; Mutti, D O. "Repeatability and validity of astigmatism measurements.." Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995). Vol. 15, no. 1. (January 1999.): 23-31.
  • Kleinstein, R, N; Mutti, D, O; Manny, R, E; Shin, J, A; Zadnik, K. "Cycloplegia in African-American children.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 76, no. 2. (January 1999.): 102-7.
  • Zadnik, K; Mutti, D, O; Kim, H, S; Jones, L, A; Qiu, P, H; Moeschberger, M L. "Tonic accommodation, age, and refractive error in children.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 40, no. 6. (January 1999.): 1050-60.
  • Mutti DO, Zadnik K, Murphy CJ.. "A naturally ocurring model of vitreous chamber-based myopia in the Labrador retriever.." Ophthalmology & Visual Science. Vol. 40, (January 1999.): 1577-1584.
  • Zadnik, K; Mutti, D, O; Friedman, N, E; Qualley, P, A; Jones, L, A; Qui, P; Kim, H, S; Hsu, J, C; Moeschberger, M L. "Ocular predictors of the onset of juvenile myopia.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 40, no. 9. (January 1999.): 1936-43.
  • Shin, J, A; Manny, R, E; Kleinstein, R, N; Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K. "Short-term repeatability of hand-held keratometry measurements.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 76, no. 4. (January 1999.): 247-53.
  • Mutti DO, Bullimore MA. "Myopia: an epidemic of possibilities? [editorial]." Optometry and Vision Science. Vol. 76, (January 1999.): 257-258.
  • Mutti DO, Zadnik K.. "Retinoscopy [letter; comment]." Journal of the American Optometric Association. Vol. 69, (January 1998.): 620-624.
  • Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K; Fusaro, R, E; Friedman, N, E; Sholtz, R, I; Adams, A J. "Optical and structural development of the crystalline lens in childhood.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 39, no. 1. (January 1998.): 120-33.
  • Walline, J, J; Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K; Jones, L A. "Development of phoria in children.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 75, no. 8. (January 1998.): 605-10.
  • Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K; Murphy, C J. "The effect of continuous light on refractive error and the ocular components of the rat.." Experimental eye research. Vol. 67, no. 6. (January 1998.): 631-6.
  • Mutti DO, Zadnik K.. "Optometrists in the media.." Journal of the American Optometric Association. Vol. 11, (January 1997.): 12-.
  • Murphy, C, J; Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K; Ver Hoeve, J. "Effect of optical defocus on visual acuity in dogs.." American journal of veterinary research. Vol. 58, no. 4. (January 1997.): 414-8.
  • Mutti, D, O; Ver Hoeve, J, N; Zadnik, K; Murphy, C J. "The artifact of retinoscopy revisited: comparison of refractive error measured by retinoscopy and visual evoked potential in the rat.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 74, no. 7. (January 1997.): 483-8.
  • Twelker, J, D; Kirschbaum, S; Zadnik, K; Mutti, D O. "Comparison of corneal versus through-the-lid A-scan ultrasound biometry.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 74, no. 10. (January 1997.): 852-8.
  • Mutti DO, Zadnik K.. "Optometrists in the media.." Journal of the American Optometric Association. Vol. 68, (January 1997.): 214-.
  • Friedman, N, E; Zadnik, K; Mutti, D, O; Fusaro, R E. "Quantifying corneal toricity from videokeratography with Fourier analysis.." Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995). Vol. 12, no. 1. (January 1996.): 108-13.
  • Chang, S, D; Pecego, J, G; Zadnik, K; Danneffel, M, B; Mutti, D, O; Mannis, M J. "Factors influencing graft clarity.." Cornea. Vol. 15, no. 6. (January 1996.): 577-81.
  • Friedman, N, E; Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K. "Corneal changes in schoolchildren.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 73, no. 8. (January 1996.): 552-7.
  • Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K. "Is computer use a risk factor for myopia?." Journal of the American Optometric Association. Vol. 67, no. 9. (January 1996.): 521-30.
  • Zadnik K, and Mutti DO. "PRK vs. contact lenses: The risk is relative.." Contact Lens Spectrum. Vol. 11, (January 1996.): 12-.
  • Zadnik K, and Mutti DO. "Myopia- A challenge to optoemtric research.." Journal of the American Optometric Association. Vol. 11, (January 1996.): 12-.
  • Zadnik K, and Mutti DO. "Myopia- A challenge to optoemtric research.." Journal of the American Optometric Association. Vol. 66, (January 1996.): 145-146.
  • Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K; Adams, A J. "Myopia. The nature versus nurture debate goes on.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 37, no. 6. (January 1996.): 952-7.
  • Wood, I, C; Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K. "Crystalline lens parameters in infancy.." Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists). Vol. 16, no. 4. (January 1996.): 310-7.
  • Walline, J, J; Zadnik, K; Mutti, D O. "Validity of surveys reporting myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 73, no. 6. (January 1996.): 376-81.
  • Zadnik, K; Friedman, N, E; Mutti, D O. "Repeatability of corneal topography: the "corneal field".." Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995). Vol. 11, no. 2. (January 1995.): 119-25.
  • Zadnik, K; Mutti, D, O; Fusaro, R, E; Adams, A J. "Longitudinal evidence of crystalline lens thinning in children.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 36, no. 8. (January 1995.): 1581-7.
  • Zadnik, K; Mutti, D O. "How applicable are animal myopia models to human juvenile onset myopia?." Vision research. Vol. 35, no. 9. (January 1995.): 1283-8.
  • Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K. "The utility of three predictors of childhood myopia: a Bayesian analysis.." Vision research. Vol. 35, no. 9. (January 1995.): 1345-52.
  • Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K; Adams, A J. "The equivalent refractive index of the crystalline lens in childhood.." Vision research. Vol. 35, no. 11. (January 1995.): 1565-73.
  • Cutter, G, R; Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K. "Optometric care and undetected eye disease: a case of Berkson's bias?." Archives of internal medicine. Vol. 155, no. 4. (January 1995.): 427, 429-.
  • Zadnik K, Mutti DO, Bullimore MA.. "Use of statistics for comparing two measurement methods [letter].." Optometry and Vision Science. Vol. 71, (January 1994.): 539-541.
  • Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K; Egashira, S; Kish, L; Twelker, J, D; Adams, A J. "The effect of cycloplegia on measurement of the ocular components.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 35, no. 2. (January 1994.): 515-27.
  • Zadnik, K; Satariano, W, A; Mutti, D, O; Sholtz, R, I; Adams, A J. "The effect of parental history of myopia on children's eye size.." JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. Vol. 271, no. 17. (January 1994.): 1323-7.
  • Zadnik, K; Mutti, D O. "Statistical analysis for method comparison data.." Archives of ophthalmology. Vol. 111, no. 5. (January 1993.): 582-3.
  • Zadnik, K; Mutti, D, O; Friedman, N, E; Adams, A J. "Initial cross-sectional results from the Orinda Longitudinal Study of Myopia.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 70, no. 9. (January 1993.): 750-8.
  • Egashira, S, M; Kish, L, L; Twelker, J, D; Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K; Adams, A J. "Comparison of cyclopentolate versus tropicamide cycloplegia in children.." Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry. Vol. 70, no. 12. (January 1993.): 1019-26.
  • Zadnik, K; Mutti, D, O; Adams, A J. "The repeatability of measurement of the ocular components.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 33, no. 7. (January 1992.): 2325-33.
  • Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K; Adams, A J. "A video technique for phakometry of the human crystalline lens.." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 33, no. 5. (January 1992.): 1771-82.
  • Mutti, D, O; Zadnik, K; Johnson, C, A; Howland, H, C; Murphy, C J. "Retinoscopic measurement of the refractive state of the rat.." Vision research. Vol. 32, no. 3. (January 1992.): 583-6.
  • Mutti DO and Seger RG. "Eyelid asymmetry in unilateral hydrogel contact lens wear.." International Contact Lens Clinic. Vol. 15, (January 1988.): 252-255.
  • Seger RG and Mutti DG. "Conjunctival staining and single use contact lenses with unpolished edges.." Contact Lens Spectrum. Vol. 3(9), (January 1988.): 36-37.
  • Zadnik, K; Mutti, D O. "Contact lens fitting relation and visual acuity in keratoconus.." American journal of optometry and physiological optics. Vol. 64, no. 9. (January 1987.): 698-702.
  • Zadnik, K; Mutti, D O. "Refractive error changes in law students.." American journal of optometry and physiological optics. Vol. 64, no. 7. (January 1987.): 558-61.
  • Mutti, D, O; Seger, R G. "Artifact in optical pachometry with contact lenses in situ.." American journal of optometry and physiological optics. Vol. 63, no. 10. (January 1986.): 847-52.
  • Zadnik K and Mutti DO. "Inferior arcuate corneal staining in soft contact lens wearers.." International Contact Lens Clinic. Vol. 12, (January 1985.): 110-115.

Honors

  • Herbert G. Mote Award, 2011
  • Graduate Teaching Award, 2009 - 2010
  • Herbert G. Mote Award, 2009
  • E.F. Wildermuth Foundation Professorship in Optometry, 2008
  • Graduate Teaching Award, 2006 - 2007
  • Glenn A. Fry Lecture Award, 2006
  • The Irvin Borish Award in Support of Research, 1996 - 1996
  • U.S. Patent Number 4,820,038 "A Hydrogel contact Lens", 1989