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Louise Terry

Dr Louise Terry

Lecturer

School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Email
TerryL1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 70247
Campuses
Optometry and Vision Sciences, Room 3.05, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Research Overview

My main research interests are in ocular imaging, anterior eye, contact lenses, and myopia control. I undertook my postgraduate research at Cardiff University, submitting my thesis entitled ‘An in vivo investigation of choroidal vasculature in age-related macular degeneration’ in May 2017. This work was centered around the use of artificial intelligence to detect and classify this condition from 3-D OCT scans of the back of the eye. As a qualified optometrist, my research has a strong clinical focus, and I work with collaborators in both acamedia and industry on several projects.

Teaching Overview

I lead the 3rd year undergraduate module on Low Vision and Contact Lenses, delivering lectures and other learning materials, as well as supervising 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate contact lens clinics. I started the Myopia Control clinic at the University, fitting children with specialised contact lenses aimed at slowing down the progression of myopia (short-sightedness). I also teach on multiple postgraduate clinical modules with WOPEC, including Contact Lenses and Tear Film Disorders. I am recognised as an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Publication

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Articles

Conferences

Thesis

Research

Research Overview

My main research interests are in ocular imaging, anterior eye, contact lenses, and myopia control. I undertook my postgraduate research at Cardiff University, submitting my thesis entitled ‘An in vivo investigation of choroidal vasculature in age-related macular degeneration’ in May 2017. This work was centered around the use of artificial intelligence to detect and classify this condition from 3-D OCT scans of the back of the eye. As a qualified optometrist, my research has a strong clinical focus, and I work with collaborators in both acamedia and industry on several projects.

Teaching

Teaching Overview

I lead the 3rd year undergraduate module on Low Vision and Contact Lenses, delivering lectures and other learning materials, as well as supervising 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate contact lens clinics. I started the Myopia Control clinic at the University, fitting children with specialised contact lenses aimed at slowing down the progression of myopia (short-sightedness). I also teach on multiple postgraduate clinical modules with WOPEC, including Contact Lenses and Tear Film Disorders. I am recognised as an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Optometric Publications

  • Ghorbani Mojarrad N, and Terry L. Myopia: a genetic or environmentally induced problem? Optometry in Practice, May 2020. 
  • Terry L. The ABC of OCT; Patient outcomes; My take on OCT, Optometry Today, February 2019. 
  • Terry L. OCT: past, present, and future, Optometry Today, October 2017.
  • Terry L, and Wood A. The choroid: a clearer clinical view. Optometry Today, April 2017.

Biography

Educational and professional qualifications

  • 2017 – PhD, An in-vivo investigation of choroidal vasculature in AMD, Cardiff University
  • 2016 – Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
  • 2013 – Registered Optometrist (GOC no: 01-27549), MCOptom, MBCLA
  • 2012 – First Class Honours in Optometry, Cardiff University

School and University Roles and Committees

  • 2020 - present – Admissions tutor
  • 2019 - present – School Research Ethics and Audit Committee, member
  • 2018 - present – Postgraduate teaching coordinator

Honours and awards

  • Industry funding 'Evaluation of toric daily disposable contact lenses', £7000; 2019
  • Global Challenges Research Fund. 'The Ghana Glaucoma Project'. PI: L Terry, Co-applicants: T Redmond, J Albon, EK Morny (University of Cape Coast, Ghana), £34,520; 2019
  • BCLA-funded summer research scholarship (£1500); 2019
  • Internal funding for new corneal topographer for teaching and research (£5000); 2019
  • Internal funding (total £4516) for two undergraduate summer research projects; 2019
  • Internal funding (total £4200) for two undergraduate summer research projects; 2018
  • Travel grant (£1000) awarded by the College of Optometrists to present at ARVO Annual Meeting 2016
  • Internal funding (£1080 and £1200) for two undergraduate summer research projects
    (co-applicant); 2015 and 2016
  • Prize for best oral presentation at Cardiff University Speaking of Science 2015

Professional memberships

  • GOC membership 01-27549
  • College of Optometrists membership (MCOptom)
  • Association of Optometrists membership
  • Member of the British Contact Lens Association (MBCLA)
  • Member of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE)

Academic positions

  • 2018 - present – Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • 2013 - present – Locum Optometrist
  • 2017 - 2018 – Teacher, Cardiff University
  • 2016 - 2018– Clinical Supervisor, Cardiff University
  • 2016 - 2017 – Clinical Trials Optometrist, University Hospital of Wales
  • 2013 - 2017 – Postgraduate Researcher, Cardiff University
  • 2013 - 2016 – Student Demonstrator, Cardiff University

Committees and reviewing

  • Member - British & Irish Universities and Colleges Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE) committee
  • Journal reviewer:
    • Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
    • Translational Vision Science and Technology
    • Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics
    • Current Eye Research
    • Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
    • Optometry in Practice

Supervisions

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of: 

  • Ocular imaging
  • AMD
  • Choroid
  • Myopia
  • Myopia control
  • Contact lenses

External profiles