Dr Daniela Oehring
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Dr Daniela Oehring

Associate Professor in Optometry

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)

Dr Daniela Oehring can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Biostatistics
  • Ocular biomechanics
  • Keratoconus
  • Public health
  • Vision care for homeless people
  • Dry eye
Biography

Biography

Associate Professor Dr Daniela Oehring is a trained optometrist and Doctor of Eye and Vision Science at the University of Plymouth with 15+ years of experience in health/medical research and humanitarian eye care. She has worked across the charity, corporate, and academic sectors in Africa, the USA, Canada, Germany, and the UK, gaining unique expertise and skillsets in research, innovation, and development in health research, statistics, and research governance. As a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (FRSS), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), an active member of the Committee for Publication Ethics (COPE), and a trustee of the European Academy of Optometry & Optics (EAOO), Dr Oehring is actively involved in various professional associations, including the World Council of Optometry (WCO).
In addition to her extensive experience in providing eye care services to people in various parts of the world, her passion for healthcare and medicine led her to pursue a career in statistics, where she gained valuable data analysis and interpretation skills, which are crucial in medical research. She is currently undergoing training as a lawyer specialising in health and medicine, reflecting her dedication to advocating for patients' rights and ensuring ethical medical research that respects human dignity.
As a proactive lecturer and researcher with 10+ years of experience in teaching and supervising at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, Dr Oehring has published nationally and internationally and presented at 45 conferences on five continents. Since 2022, she has also been an active international expert in higher education in Optometry and Vision Science for undergraduate and postgraduate courses for the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES). Dr Oehring is excited to use her extensive experience in healthcare and her legal expertise to create a positive impact in the field.

I was extremely honoured to be nominated as part of the International Women's Day 2023 celebrations held by the University of Plymouth Women's Network. It was wonderful to be a part of such a wide range of nominees and many inspirational women. All nominations can be seen here -
If you are interested in undertaking a PhD, please contact me by emailing daniela.oehring@plymouth.ac.uk

Current roles and responsibilities:
  • Chair of the Faculty of Health Research Ethics and Integrity Committee
  • UoP Senate Member
  • Co-Chair Athena Swan (SoHP)
  • Faculty Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Representative (FEDIC)
  • Member of the Committee for Decolonisation of the Curriculum
  • Lead of Mental Health and Wellbeing Group (SoHP)
  • International Exchange Coordinator for the Optometry Programme
Current Projects:
  • Space Medicine and Bioastronautics: As a multidisciplinary researcher focusing on eye and vision science, I am actively involved in projects to understand human health in extreme conditions. These endeavours not only advance the field of space medicine but also foster international collaboration. Below are the key projects I am currently engaged in: (1) Caving Analog Mission: Ocean, Earth, Space (CAMões) Collaborating with an international team on the CAMões mission, hosted by Portugal's INESC TEC. This project, scheduled for November 21-28, 2023, takes place in the unique setting of Azorean lava tube systems. Supported by the Brain Research & Imaging Centre (BRIC) at the University of Plymouth, the research aims to advance our methods for assessing astronaut brain and ocular health. (2) Monitoring the Human Brain During Space Flight: Mitigating Spaceflight Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome This research initiative aims to delve deeper into the effects of spaceflight on brain health, specifically in the context of Spaceflight Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome (SANS). Under the supervision of colleagues Prof Dr Mona Nasser, Dr Daniela Oehring, and Prof Dr Stephen Hall to evaluate multi-modal monitoring techniques for the brain. The findings will inform future space missions, including SpaceX and Axiom launches during 2023 and 2024. This project is in partnership with Nebula Research & Development, Jeddah, and the Saudi Space Agency. Both projects are platforms for investigating human health in extreme environments, advancing space medicine, and contributing to collaborative international research (see more information on the space medicine project).
  • Inclusive vision (collaboration with PenArc, Plymouth City Council and Livewell Southwest): Homeless people and other excluded and hidden populations face extreme health inequality. The lack of trust in health care providers, barriers to access service provision, higher rates of health-harming behaviour and higher rates of unscheduled care use are some of the reasons for the inequality in health care. Over several years there has been a great deal of effort to provide better GP and dentistry care and occupational therapy services for those hard-to-reach groups. Within the UK, eye and vision care have been thoroughly neglected throughout evaluations of healthcare services for homeless people. It is well known that as seeing individuals, we perceive most information through our eyes. Interpersonal contact, risk assessment on the streets, and even filling in forms and reading contracts are primarily done through our vision. However, there is little emphasis on providing sustainable eye care for homeless people and other excluded and hard-to-reach groups. Consequently, there is a significant lack of evidence regarding eye and vision care within the UK. The project "Inclusive Vision" aims to investigate what the eye and vision needs of those hard-to-reach groups are. Then it will be possible in the first instance to define and triage the treatment that would be required. In addition, the project ‘Inclusive Vision’ will inform how and what additional educational requirements need to be added to the educational programme for future health professionals in terms of curriculum.
  • Biomechanical properties in keratoconus eyes: Keratoconus is an eye disease that causes the cornea, the transparent surface of the eye, to become soft and thin. This disease usually starts in puberty and affects both eyes in 4 out of 5 people with the condition. Nearly 151,000 people in the UK suffer from this disease. The quality of life of people with keratoconus is severely impacted as it causes them to see one object multiple times, and blurriness and light ring around objects. The eyesight of people with this condition deteriorates slowly. Even with visual aids, the patient is unable to enjoy ‘normal’ day-to-day life. Driving or watching tv etc. becomes impossible. Work becomes limited. Sadly, a pair of glasses cannot solve the problem. Instead, the patient’s brain attempts to correct the vision, which is exhausting and draining. The social and economic impact of this disease is made more devastating as it affects younger people. An operation for keratoconus, called corneal crosslinking, cannot reverse the condition but can stop further damage. Early diagnosis will save sight quality. I want to establish an early warning diagnosis within regular eye tests. I hope an earlier diagnosis can be made by establishing a test to show softening before the shape of the cornea permanently changes. This would mean the corneal cross-linking operation could be done much earlier. This new treatment will treat the cause rather than just the symptoms, which present at a much later stage. (ongoing trial: NCT02476149)

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Eye and Vision Sciences Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Postgraduate degrees:
  • LLM Medical Ethics and Law, Healthcare Regulations, Research Ethics, International Research (exp. 2025); University of Law, Guildford, United Kingdom
  • M.Sc. Applied Statistic; Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Schiller University Jena, Germany
  • M.Sc. Eye and Vision Sciences; Faculty of Science and Technic, Ernst-Abbe-University Jena, Germany
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP);University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA); University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Certificate in Academic Practice for Ophthalmic & Dispensing Optician Education; Ernst-Abbe-University Jena, Germany, Chamber of Commerce Thuringia, Germany
Undergraduate/ Diploma
  • B.Sc. (hons.) Optometry; Faculty of Science and Technic, Ernst-Abbe-University Jena, Germany
  • Dispensing and Ophthalmic Optician Diploma; Chamber of Commerce Bavaria, Germany
Further Certificates/ Licences
  • Aurora HE's Leadership Development Programme; Advance HE, UK
  • Global Eye Health; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Certificate in International Ethical Guidelines; CIOMS Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences
  • Epidemiologic Tools for Public Health Practice; John Hopkins University
  • Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Ophthalmic Epidemiology; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Professional membership

  • World Council of Optometry (WCO)
  • Member of the Committee for Publication Ethics (COPE, www.publicationethics.com)
  • International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE)
  • British University and College Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE)
  • Crosslinking Consortium UK
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • European Academy of Optometry (EAOO)
  • Vereinigung Deutscher Contactlinsen-Spezialisten und Optometristen (VDCO)
  • Wissenschaftlichen Vereinigung für Augenoptik und Optometrie (WVAO)

Roles on external bodies

European Academy of Optometry and Optics:Board of TrusteesOptometry & Contact Lens Journal:Scientific Editor Board member
Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES)

Key publications

Oehring D, Purslow C, Buckhurst P & Buckhurst H Oehring D, Purslow C, Buckhurst P & Buckhurst H 'Biometric and dynamic predictors of ORA measures of corneal biomechanics'
Bubb L, Mathews D, Oehring D & Harper RA (2021) 'Ophthalmic nurse practitioner assessment of glaucoma: evaluating agreement within an initiative to enhance capacity in glaucoma clinics' Eye ,
Lyons CM, Oehring D & Mathews D (2021) 'Viscocanalostomy and combined phacoemulsification with viscocanalostomy: A five-year follow-up' Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 70, (1) 153-157 ,
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Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Since 2016, Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, UK; Full-time Lecturer, OptometryTaught nine undergraduate and four postgraduate courses focused on anatomy and physiology, as well as clinical skills and research methods. Supervised numerous BSc and MSc theses. Erasmus coordinator for the Optometry programme since 2014. Member of the Ethical Committee for Postgraduate Research since 2016. Deputy head (since 2018) and Head (since 2020) of the Eye and Vision Research group. Head of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Group (SoHP) since 2019.
Since 2014 Faculty of Engineering and Optometry, Beuth University Berlin, Germany; Visiting Lecturer, Optometry
Since 2013 Faculty of Physics, Sofijski University, Bulgaria; Visiting Lecturer, Optometry
Since 2013 Doctoral College, University of Plymouth, UK; Associate Lecturer; Taught two postgraduate seminar series for research development.
Since 2010 Faculty of Science and Technic, Ernst-Abbe-University Jena, Germany; Guest Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor, Optometry;
Taught three undergraduate and two postgraduate courses, focused on specialist optometry skills (contact lens), as well as clinical case studies, and research methods. Supervised 14 BSc and ten MSc theses and four Erasmus internships.
2013 - 2016 Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, UK; Clinical Demonstrator, Optometry; Supervised undergraduate clinical skills modules in refractive methods, contact lens fitting and visual perception.
2011 – 2015 Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre, Cardiff University, UK; Part-time Clinical Supervisor; Supervised the European Optometry Postgraduate course annually.
2008 - 2009 Faculty of Mathematics University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany; Part-time Teaching Assistant; Basic mathematical concepts and methods for understanding and solving problems in engineering, Prof Dr P. Wilde
2007 - 2008 Faculty of Physics University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany; Part-time Teaching Assistant; Competencies in physical modelling as applied to simple examples of mechanics, Prof Dr O. Hofmann
Since 2005, Optic Technician Training Institute, Kumasi, Ghana; Visiting Lecturer; Development of the educational programmes for lecturers and supervisors and curriculum development for apprenticeship course.

Staff serving as external examiners

2019 University of Liverpool Engineering for Postgraduates (PhD)
Research

Research

Research interests

I have been involved in projects related to eye care for hidden and excluded populations, ocular biomechanics, keratoconus and dry eye. I have worked as a generalist researcher and become experienced with a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies relevant to health services research, including:
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Studies involving qualitative interviews
  • Mixed methods analysis
  • Observational studies
  • Time series analysis
I have developed a particular interest in the early detection and diagnosis of eye-related diseases. This is of particular relevance for the development and evaluation of both innovative complex interventions and programmes for translating evidence into practice.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

I have supervised multiple B.Sc. and M.Sc. students as first supervisor and Ph.D. students in a team. Eight students presented on international conferences, one student won the Cooper Vision Summer Summit (2014), and one student was awarded the AOO student travel grant (2015).
Current:
2023-2026: MD - Sen Jon, Evaluating Approaches to Monitor Brain in Space: Mitigating Spaceflight Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome; Supervisor Team: Mona, Nasser, Daniela Oehring, Stephen Hall

Grants & contracts

  1. Fully funded Faculty of Health PhD Studentship Award (UoP internal competition) 2024-2027: Investigating the role of eye movement in scleral growth; Role: Director of Study, Co-Supervisors: Drs Konstantin Glebov , Dr Torsten Bossing , Mr Adam Kyte
  2. Pump Prime Funding (Plymouth Institute for Health Research): Understanding Myopia: Investigating Scleral Tissue Dynamics with Bespoke Manufactured Mechanical Loading Rigs (£4,993.90) 2024. Role: Principal Investigator and Project Lead; Partners: Drs Konstantin Glebov , Dr Torsten Bossing , Mr Adam Kyte
  3. UKRI Innovate UK: UK-South Korea Digital Health CRD: Patient-Centred, Biomechanics-Based Customisation for Improved Treatment of Corneal Conditions (£1,450,364) 2023-2026. Role: Principal Investigator (UoP); Project Lead: Prof Dr Ahmed Elsheik / Ocuwell Ltd.; Partners: UK: Ocuwell Limited; South Korea: Ulsan University, Yonsei University, EYEREUM Our project aims to enhance corneal treatments by leveraging cutting-edge technologies and AI neural networks for precise, patient-specific solutions. These tools will transition from clinical trials to real-world applications, undergoing validation and preparation for regulatory approvals and commercialisation.
  4. Burdett Fund for Nurses: Diabetes and Homelessness (£88,055) 2023-2024. Role: Member of the steering group, Principal Investigator (UoP); Partners: Pathway London, Faculty for Homeless and Inclusive Health. This study aims to share the knowledge and experiences of specialist diabetes nurses and inclusion health nurses in better supporting homeless patients living with Type 2 diabetes (Grant holder Samantha Dorney-Smith, Pathway London)
  5. GIS Grant Thea Pharmaceutical: Short-term effects on tear film (Baby shampoo vs Blephasol) (£10,000) 2017-2022. Role: Principal Investigator; This study assesses the effects on the tear film in the short term when following the clinical guidelines in comparison to an effective alternative treatment.

Equipment grants for unlimited use
Since 2024: Support through the loan of an OCT imaging device (IOL Master 700) by Zeiss AG for unrestricted use
Since 2015: Support through the loan of a High-Speed Camera full equipment by Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH for unrestricted use
Since 2013: Support through the loan anterior eye OCT by Heidelberg Engineering GmbH for unrestricted use
Since 2013: Support through the loan of the CorvisST and Keratograph 5M by Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH for unrestricted use
Publications

Publications

Key publications

Oehring D, Purslow C, Buckhurst P & Buckhurst H Oehring D, Purslow C, Buckhurst P & Buckhurst H 'Biometric and dynamic predictors of ORA measures of corneal biomechanics'
Bubb L, Mathews D, Oehring D & Harper RA (2021) 'Ophthalmic nurse practitioner assessment of glaucoma: evaluating agreement within an initiative to enhance capacity in glaucoma clinics' Eye ,
Lyons CM, Oehring D & Mathews D (2021) 'Viscocanalostomy and combined phacoemulsification with viscocanalostomy: A five-year follow-up' Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 70, (1) 153-157 ,

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Lyons CM, Oehring D & Mathews D (2021) 'Viscocanalostomy and combined phacoemulsification with viscocanalostomy: A five-year follow-up' Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 70, (1) 153-157 ,
Bubb L, Mathews D, Oehring D & Harper RA (2021) 'Response to ‘Comment on: Ophthalmic nurse practitioner assessment of glaucoma: evaluating agreement within an initiative to enhance capacity in glaucoma clinics’' Eye ,
Bubb L, Mathews D, Oehring D & Harper RA (2021) 'Ophthalmic nurse practitioner assessment of glaucoma: evaluating agreement within an initiative to enhance capacity in glaucoma clinics' Eye ,
McDonnell C, Murphy O, Cochrane A, Martin E, Wolffsohn JS, Maldonado-Codina C, Vianya-Estopa M, Gibson E, Dunning D & Oehring D (2020) 'Lissamine green – where have we been and where are we now?' Optometry in Practice 21, (2)
Oehring D (2019) 'Advanced examination techniques for the anterior eye – part 1 & 2' The Optician
Oehring D, Degle S & Facher S (2013) 'Versorgung bei beidseitigem kontaktlinseninduzierten stromalem Ödem' DOZ (Deutsch Optiker Zeitung) 4, 5-5 Publisher Site
Oehring D (2012) 'Das Auge im Profisport' concept ophthalmica 1,
Oehring D (2012) 'Die Tränenosmolarität bestimmen - Übersicht über die Analysemethoden' Publisher Site
Sickenberger W, Oehring D, Keir N & Woods J (2012) 'Einflüße des Tragens von weichen Kontaktlinsen auf die Konjunktiva - Teil 1' DOZ (Deutsch Optiker Zeitung) 4, 12-12 Publisher Site
Sickenberger W, Oehring D, Keir N & Woods J (2012) 'Einflüße des Tragens von weichen Kontaktlinsen auf die Konjunktiva - Teil 2' DOZ (Deutsch Optiker Zeitung) 11, 10-10 Publisher Site
Oehring D (2012) 'Fluoreszein in der Kontaktlinsenanpassung' concept ophthalmica 2,
Oehring D (2012) 'Presbyopiekorrektion mit Kontaktlinsen' concept ophthalmica 4,
Oehring D (2012) 'Sportvision: Kontaktlinse und Sport' concept ophthalmica 3,
Oehring D (2012) 'Tränenfilmosmolarität - Eine Einführung' concept ophthalmica 9, Publisher Site
Oehring D & Sickenberger W (2012) 'Validation of a novel morphing software to classify different slit lamp findings' Contact Lens & Anterior Eye 35,
Degle S, Facher S & Oehring D (2011) 'Fitting of customized Silicone Hydrogel lenses after contact lens induced stromal oedema' Soft Contact Lenses - Special Edition Publisher Site
Degle S & Oehring D (2011) 'Vergleichende Untersuchung der Messgenauigkeit der Aberrometer i.Profiler und Z-View beim Einsatz in der optometrischen Praxis' Die Kontaktlinse 6, Publisher Site
Books
Oehring D (2010) Kontaktlinsen Kompendium - Fachwissen für Einsteiger. 1 Aschaffenburg CibaVision Vertriebs GmbH 2011
Chapters
Oehring D (2015) 'Klassifikation des Trockenen Auges' in Brewitt H; Kunerth K; Sickenberger W Tränenfilm und Trockenes Auge Kaden Verlag
Oehring D & Kunerth K (2015) 'հäԱԴھǻ' in Brewitt H; Kunerth K; Sickenberger W Tränenfilm und Trockenes Auge Kaden Verlag
Sickenberger W & Oehring D (2015) 'Verfahren zur Diagnose des Trockenen Auges' in Brewitt H; Kunerth K; Sickenberger W Tränenfilm und Trockenes Auge Kaden Verlag
Oehring D (2010) 'Augenlinse' in Sickenberger W Klassifikation von Spaltlampenbefunden ein praxisnahes Handbuch für Kontaktlinsenanpasser
Oehring D (2010) 'հäԱԴھDzDZä' in Sickenberger W Klassifikation von Spaltlampenbefunden ein praxisnahes Handbuch für Kontaktlinsenanpasser
Conference Papers
Oehring D (2016) 'Regional variation of biomechanical properties in ectatic eyes (preliminary results)' CXL Experts (Zurich)
Mackaus S, Schultze A & Oehring D (2015) 'Corneal biomechanics in glaucomatous eyes with and without diabetes type II' American Academy of Optometry New Orleans 0-/-1/20150-/-1/2015
Oehring D, Purslow C, Buckhurst PJ & Buckhurst H (2015) 'Investigating the association between ocular biometry and corneal biomechanics in healthy human' ARVO (Denver)
Oehring D & Sickenberger W (2014) 'Prospective Study to compare two different Kinds of Illuminations by Measuring the Non-Invasive Tear Film Break-Up Time by Means of a novel Video Topographer' American Academy of Optometry Denver 1-/-1/20141-/-1/2014,
Hoeffel C, Oehring D & Sickenberger W (2014) 'Experimental study to assess the lower and upper tear meniscus height under normal conditions and diffuse slit lamp light' BCLA
Höffel C, Oehring D & Sickenberger W (2013) 'Experimental study to assess the influence of air draught on the lower tear meniscus height' 22-22
Höffel C, Oehring D & Sickenberger W (2013) 'Experimental study to assess the influence of diffuse slit lamp illumination on the lower and upper tear meniscus height' American Academy of Optometry Seatle
Blaurock C, Oehring D & Sickenberger W (2012) 'Bicentral, Prospective Study to Compare Corneal Diameter, Curvature and Eccentricity of Caucasian Eyes' American Academy of Optometry Phoenix
Oehring D & Sickenberger W (2012) 'Development and Evaluation of a Novel Morphing Software to grade Slit Lamp Findings' American Academy of Optometry Phoenix
Oehring D & Sickenberger W (2012) 'Prospective study to establish the standard value of tear film osmolarity of eye-healthy, asymptomatic subjects' American Academy of Optometry Phoenix
Sickenberger W, Oehring D & Wiedemann D (2010) 'Comparison and repeatability of two different methods for tear meniscus height measurement' American Academy of Optometry San Francisco
Blaurock C, Oehring D & Sickenberger W 'Retrospective study: normal values of the corneal diameter (white to white distance) in healthy Caucasian eyes' American Academy of Optometry
Jenkins D, Bloor J, Peddakotla V & Oehring D 'Thin film nanocomposite sensors incorporating graphene for spatially mapping the air pressure pulse used in glaucoma testing instrumentation' 1st International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Oehring D & Sickenberger W 'Validation of a novel morphing software to classify different slit lamp findings' British Contact Lens Association
Compositions
'BBC Radio 4 Cornwall comes to talk - CAMeos analogue cave mission' BBC
Presentations and posters
Oehring D, Purslow C, Buckhurst P & Buckhurst H Oehring D, Purslow C, Buckhurst P & Buckhurst H 'Biometric and dynamic predictors of ORA measures of corneal biomechanics'
Oehring D, Purslow C, Buckhurst PJ & Buckhurst HD Oehring D, Purslow C, Buckhurst PJ & Buckhurst HD 'Characterising biomechanical properties of healthy human corneas with the Ocular Response Analyser and CorvisST'
Hemkeppler E, Sickenberger W, Kunert K & Oehring D Hemkeppler E, Sickenberger W, Kunert K & Oehring D 'Comparison of dry eye questionaires and objective tear film tests to verify dry eye' ,
Oehring D, Stuerzbecher L & Meyer B Oehring D, Stuerzbecher L & Meyer B 'Does the type of a task alter how we blink? - Explorative study about spontaneous blinking of ocular healthy participants with auditory, tactile and visual stimulation' ,
Jenkins, Bloor M, Peddakotla V & Oehring D Jenkins, Bloor M, Peddakotla V & Oehring D 'Thin film nanocomposite sensors incorporating graphene for spatially mapping the air pressure pulse used in glaucoma testing instrumentation'
Oehring D, Habib N, Buckhurst P & Buckhurst H Oehring D, Habib N, Buckhurst P & Buckhurst H 'In-vivo regional variation of biomechanical properties in ectatic eyes' ,
Other Publications
Golban I The importance of tears for eye health. RadioMaldova
Cooke E What are tears made of?. Life Science
Personal

Personal

Reports & invited lectures

Invited talks
  • British Society for Refractive Surgery 2022, Oxford (UK): Ocular Response Analyser and CorvisST – What does it really mean?
  • Conferences on Ophthalmology 2018, Ufa Eye Research Institute (Russia): Ocular biomechanics of ectatic eyes
  • EAOO 2018, Pula (Croatia): Advanced Examination Techniques for the Anterior EyeEAOO 2017, Barcelona (Spain): Estimation of the impact of intraocular physical pressure, CCT and corneal topography on IOP readings using non-contact devices (CorvisST, ORA, iCare)
  • SCLOSS 2014, Glasgow (UK): Meibomian Gland Dysfunction – Clinical Procedure
  • CPD 2014, Dublin (Ireland): Dry Eye Toolkit for Optometrists
  • AAO 2012, Phoenix (USA): Development and Evaluation of a Novel Morphing Software to grade Slit Lamp Findings
  • CET seminar series sponsored by Rupp & Hubrach, 2010 – 2015, Bamberg (Germany) for Ophthalmologists and Optometrists: Refraction 3.0
  • Workshop Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH 2014, Gießen (Germany): Introduction into Biostatistics
  • CET HWK Optometrists, 2011-2013, Mainz (Germany): Introduction into scientific working
  • BCLA 2013 Manchester (UK) Workshop: Diagnosis of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
  • WVAO 2012 Frankfurt am Main (Germany): Online contact lens sales – Risk or Advantage?
  • VDCO/ WVAO 2012 Berlin (Germany): Dry eye assessment in daily practice
  • VDCO/ WVAO Württemberg 2012 (Germany): Update: Tear film Osmolarity
  • Symposium Ophthalmic Optics Jena 2011 (Germany): Classification of Slit lamp findings, a historical view
  • VDCO Contact Berlin 2011 (Germany): Corneal oedema in clinical practice
  • OPTI 2011 Munich (Germany): Contact lens sale online – how to ensure customer safety
  • VDCO Contact 2010 Mainz (Germany): Use of interactive tools in clinical education – from the slit lamp assessment to contact lens fitting
  • Spectaris Düsseldorf 2010 (Germany): Development of a new contact lens material
  • VDCO Contact 2009 Berlin (Germany): Comparison of the repeatability and validity in clinical settings between the aberrometer i.Profiler and Z-View

Conferences organised

  • European Academy of Optometry and Optics 2024 (Helsinki, Finland)
  • (London, UK)
  • European Academy of Optometry and Optics 2023 (Poznan, Poland)

Other academic activities

  • Public health advocate for excluded and hidden populations: Working together with local charities and organisations to enable access to health care, reduce barriers and understand the need of the community.

Additional information

  • Certified Marine Mammal Medic (British Divers Marine Life Rescue)