Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine 1982-86 Internship: Metro Health Center 1986-87 Family Practice Residency: Metro Health Center 1987-88 Ophthalmology Residency: Flint Osteopathic Hospital 1988-91 Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Michigan 1991-92 Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology - 1994
Dr. Nicholas Sala has been practicing in Erie for over 20 years. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of both pediatric eye diseases and adult strabismus (crossed eyes). He concentrates on surgery to correct strabismus in children and adults, pediatric cataracts and glaucoma, tear duct obstruction and pediatric eyelid abnormalities including ptosis (droopy eyelids) surgery. He also evaluates premature infants for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) at both N-ICUs.
Dr. Nicholas Sala and Pediatric Ophthalmology of Erie, Inc. are extremely active in research. He is a member of PEDIG (Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group), an organization of over 150 pediatric ophthalmologist across the US and Canada. He has won countless recruitment awards and continues to be a major contributor to the past and current research studies.
Lori has been an orthoptist since 1997, working alongside Dr. Sala since 2003. An orthoptist evaluates and treats patients with eye muscle disorders. Orthoptist’s serve patients of all ages, but because of the nature of many eye muscle disorders, a lot of the patients are children. Adult care in the field of orthoptics is rewarding and challenging treating patients with prisms and /or exercises to help with double vision and eye muscle disorders.
Lori is originally from Newfoundland, Canada but has lived in Erie since 2003. She graduated from the IWK hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1997. She has a Bachelor of Science (Honors) from Memorial University. She has a degree in Orthoptics and Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technology. She presented a poster at A.A.P.O.S. looking at the effectiveness of Bangerter filters in the treatment of amblyopia. She currently is a research coordinator for PEDIG. Lori is an American Orthoptic Council (AOC) and a JCAHPO certified ophthalmic medical technologist. She is a member of the American Association of Certified Orthoptists and the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Lori and her husband, Shawn, have a son, Dominic, born July 31, 2007. They all love Erie, fishing and the Pittsburgh Steelers!