Martha P Schatz,, M.D.
Clinical Professor Ophthalmology
Dr Schatz is a board-certfied ophthalmologist fellowship trained in pediatric ophthalmology and Neuro-ophthalmology. Her special expertise lies in the areas of adult strabismus and pediatric neuro-ophthalmic disease. Dr Schatz cares for patients with all types of pediatric and Neuro ophthalmic problems to include strabismus, amblyopia, optic neuritis, optic neuropathies, ocular manifestations of genetic syndromes pediatric and adult idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and vascular disease of the visual system.
Dr. Schatz is active in teaching residents and medical students in both inpatient and outpatient settings and in surgery of the eye and orbit.
She is a fellow member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and North American NeuroOphthalmology Society and is involved in clinical research with both groups.
- 1995 - Clinical Fellowship - Pediatric Ophthalmology - Tufts University Medical Center
- 1994 - Clinical Fellowship - Neuro Ophthalmology - Duke University Eye Center
- 1993 - Residency - Ophthalmology - Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
- 1989 - Internship - Pediatrics - Wright Patterson Regional Medical Center
- 1988 - MD - Medicine - Wayne State University School of Medicine
- 1976 - BA - Elementary Education - University of Michigan
Chief Consultant to the Surgeon General for Ophthalmology - USAF (2004-2008)
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas (2005-2008)
USAF retired in rank of Colonel -June, 2008
President's Award for Clonical Service, UTHSCSA 2012
- 1/2014 - Assistant Professor/Clinical - University Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio, Ophthalmology, San Antonio
- 6/2018 - Professor, Clinical - UTHSCSA
Instruction & Training
- 5/2015 - Present, Visual Problems in the Elderly - TVO and Diplopia, University Texas Health Science Center
- 7/2002 - Present, Individual Instruction, University Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Research & Grants
Funding Agency NIH Title Copy Number Annotation Project (CNAP) for Chromosome 18 Status Active Period 7/2012 - 6/2017 Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail
Funding Agency The Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Center Title The Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society Status Active Period 4/2010 - 1/2029 Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail Goal: The funding provides infrastructure support to the Chromosome 18 Clinical Research Center. The activities include: participant recruitment analysis of the DNA samples to determine the extent and nature of the chromosome abnormality and maintenance of the medical records database. In addition, this funding supports clinical assessments of people with chromosome 18 abnormalities. Funding Agency Novartis Title A two-year, double-blind, randomized, multicenter, active controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of fingolimod administered orally once daily versus interferon B-1a i.m. once weekly in pediatric patients with multiple sclerosis Status Complete Period 8/2014 - 7/2016 Role Co-Principal Investigator Grant Detail I perform a complete ophthalmologic examination for each subject.
Chairman of Pediattic subcommittee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Serves at I Care San Antonio, a free clinic for needy children and adults
Provides ophthalmic care and surgery to El Progresso, Honduras through Centro Cristiano Social de Humanitario de Honduras hospital.
Yun SH, Lavin PJ, Schatz MP, Lesser RL. Topiramate-induced palinopsia: a case series and review of the literature J Neuro-ophthalmol 2015 Jun;35(2):148-151. Schatz MP. Effect of Acetazolamide on Visual Function in Patients With Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Mild Visual Loss: The Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial JAMA 2014 Apr;16:1641-1645.
- American Board of Ophthalmology