ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vision-Sciences, Inc., (Nasdaq:VSCI) (Vision-Sciences), announced today that its Board of Directors elected Dr. Bruce Polsky to serve as a member of its Board, effective immediately. Dr. Polsky will be an independent member of the Board. "I am extremely pleased to welcome Bruce to the Board. His extensive medical background and knowledge of infectious diseases add significantly to our organization," said Lewis Pell, Chairman of Vision-Sciences. Dr. Polsky was elected as a Class II director, to serve until Vision-Sciences' 2011 annual shareholders' meeting. Dr. Polsky was nominated to be reelected to the Board at Vision-Sciences' annual shareholders' meeting, expected to be held in September 2011. Dr. Polsky commented, "I am delighted to join the Board of Vision-Sciences. I believe the Company's EndoSheath Technology for flexible endoscopy is unique, providing sterile, efficient endoscopic procedures without the traditional complexities and difficulties associated with conventional endoscopy." Dr. Polsky built an international reputation as an expert in infectious diseases at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he also held the academic title of Associate Professor of Medicine at Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Polsky is currently Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Epidemiologist and Medical Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. Polsky also serves as the John H. Keating Sr. Professor of Clinical Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Dr. Polsky is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Wayne State University School of Medicine. His post-graduate training in Internal Medicine was at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, followed by a fellowship in infectious diseases at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell University Medical College, where he joined the faculty upon completion of his training in 1986, remaining until 1998.