Author: Alejandra Consejo, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Alejandra Consejo, research fellow at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, submitted in January this year her doctoral thesis entitled ‘The anterior eye surface: age, accommodation and contact lens wear’. From February she has been working in the Department of Ophthalmology in Antwerp University Hospital, UZA (Antwerp, Belgium), in the Physiological Optics research group with Professor Jos Rozema, Professor Marie-José Tassignon and Professor Carina Koppen. She is primarily involved in a research project that aims to develop an accurate tool for the early detection of keratoconus using Machine Learning techniques. In addition, Alejandra is still collaborating with her ITN Marie Curie host institution. She is the principal investigator of the project ‘Investigating changes in corneo-scleral topography as a consequence of contact lens wear’. This project, financed by the polish National Center of Science, is the continuation of one of her mayor PhD outcomes, this is how contact lens wear affects the ocular surface. It is a multidisciplinary international project in collaboration with Professor D. Robert Iskander from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Poland) and Professor James Wolffsohn from Aston University (United Kingdom).