Marieh Esmaeelpour, PhD
→ Center of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 4L, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 40400 39223
know-how and research interests:
→ Currently, I divide my work as a clinical optometrist, scientist and a teaching fellow. I have found that clinical experience stimulates the development of new research ideas such as the difficulties of managing pre- and post-treatment diabetic retinopathy patients has motivated me to specialise in developing state-of-the-art optical coherence tomography (OCT).
During my my early career in ocular health, I understood that the specialisation in retina is essential. This led me to question the role of the choroid in macular diseases and focus my research on retinal and choroidal OCT imaging. Therefore I moved on to work for a Diabetes UK funded clinical study taking place in Cardiff, UK. As a result one of several clinical papers I have written describes retinal and choroidal appearance in age-related macular degeneration phenotypes. In order to communicate this specialised knowledge and bring research “to life” for the general public, I participated in “The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2008” and since 2010, I voluntarily organise continuing education lectures for my peers. In the field of retinal OCT, I have published numerous clinical peer reviewed papers. Therefore, I enjoy my role, combining clinical skills with my skills as a scientist. I constantly try to link my research to the clinical reality, and hope it may benefit the practitioner and the public health.
→ Clinical feasibility of optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging in chorioretinal diseases
techniques and infrastructure of the research group:
→ Optical coherence tomography (OCT), several prototypes such as enhanced depth imaging and adaptive optics cellular resolution
5 selected publications:
Choroid, Haller's and Sattler's layer thickness in intermediate age-related macular degeneration with and without fellow neovascular eyes. Esmaeelpour M, Ansari-Shahrezaei S, Glittenberg C, Nemetz S, Kraus MF, Hornegger J, Fujimoto JG, Drexler W, Binder S. (2014) Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. doi: 10.1167/iovs.14-14646. [Epub ahead of print]
Choroidal Haller's and Sattler's Layer Thickness Measurement Using 3-Dimensional 1060-nm Optical Coherence Tomography. Esmaeelpour M, Kajic V, Zabihian B, Othara R, Ansari-Shahrezaei S, Kellner L, Krebs I, Nemetz S, Kraus MF, Hornegger J, Fujimoto JG, Drexler W, Binder S. PLoS One. (2014) 9(6):e99690. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099690.
Choroidal thickness in patients with reticular pseudodrusen using 3D-1060nm OCT maps. Haas P, Esmaeelpour M*, Ansari-Shahrezaei S, Drexler W, Binder S. (2014) Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 55 (4): 2674-81 *corresponding author
Is whole-body hydration an important consideration in dry eye? Walsh NP, Fortes MB, Raymond-Barker P, Bishop C, Owen J, Tye E, Esmaeelpour M, Purslow C, Elghenzai S. (2012) Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 53(10):6622-7
Mapping choroidal and retinal thickness variation in Type 2 diabetes using 3D-1060nm-OCT. Esmaeelpour M, Považay P, Hermann B, Hofer B, Kajic V, Hale S, North RV, Drexler W, Sheen NJL. (2011) Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 52:5311-6