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Dr Irene Ctori

Lecturer in Optometry & Visual Sciences

School of Health Sciences, Division of Optometry & Visual Sciences

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Background

Irene has 20 years experience of a wide range of clinical optometric practice, in both the private sector and in specialised hospital optometry services. She also has several years teaching experience gained whilst employed as a visiting lecturer where she taught undergraduate BSc Optometry students across all three year-groups.

Qualifications

PhD Optometry and Visual Science, City University London, due 2016
MSc Clinical Optometry, City University London, July 2012: Distinction
MCOptom Professional Qualification, September 1995
BSc Optometry, City University London, June 1994: 1st Class Honours

Research

Macular pigment

Irene's PhD research is based on investigating ethnic differences in the spatial distribution of macular pigment and its relation to foveal anatomy. The key findings are that the spatial distribution of macular pigment varies among individuals, with ethnicity playing a role. However, ethnic variations in foveal anatomy do not explain the differences observed.

Acute hyperglycaemia and the crystalline lens

Irene's MSc dissertation focused on the impact of changes taking place in the crystalline lens during acute hyperglycaemia, with particular attention on the consequent effects on refractive error. The main finding was that transient shifts in refractive error do occur in some diabetic subjects during episodes of acute hyperglycaemia, but there are conflicting reports as to the direction of change. While increased crystalline lens thickness during hyperglycaemia was an inconsistent finding, decreased refractive index was a more regular finding when refractive shifts did occur, especially as a feature of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus

Publications

Conference Papers and Proceedings (5)

  1. Huntjens, B. and Ctori, I. (2016). Macular pigment spatial profile classification: are our eyes deceiving us? .
  2. Ctori, I. and Huntjens, B. (2016). Do ethnic variations in foveal morphology explain variations in macular pigment spatial density distribution? .
  3. Ctori, I. and Huntjens, B. (2015). THE EFFECT OF ETHNICITY ON THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN MACULAR PIGMENT DISTRIBUTION AND FOVEAL ANATOMY IN HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS. .
  4. Ctori, I. and Huntjens, B. (2014). Does foveal anatomy influence macular pigment and its spatial profile? A bi-racial study. .
  5. Huntjens, B. and Ctori, I. (2014). Variations and repeatability of macular pigment and its spatial profiles in south Asian and white subjects. .

Journal Articles (12)

  1. Ctori, I. and Huntjens, B. (2017). The association between foveal morphology and macular pigment spatial distribution: An ethnicity study. PLoS ONE, 12(1) . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169520.
  2. Rogers, C.L., Goddard, L., Hill, E.L., Henry, L.A. and Crane, L. (2016). Experiences of diagnosing autism spectrum disorder: A survey of professionals in the United Kingdom. AUTISM, 20(7), pp. 820–831. doi:10.1177/1362361315611109.
  3. Grainger, C., Williams, D.M. and Lind, S.E. (2016). Metacognitive monitoring and control processes in children with autism spectrum disorder: Diminished judgement of confidence accuracy. Consciousness and Cognition, 42, pp. 65–74. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2016.03.003.
  4. Lorencatto, F., West, R., Bruguera, C., Brose, L.S. and Michie, S. (2016). Assessing the Quality of Goal Setting in Behavioural Support for Smoking Cessation and its Association with Outcomes. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50(2), pp. 310–318. doi:10.1007/s12160-015-9755-7.
  5. Crane, L., Chester, J.W., Goddard, L., Henry, L.A. and Hill, E. (2016). Experiences of autism diagnosis: A survey of over 1000 parents in the United Kingdom. Autism, 20(2), pp. 153–162. doi:10.1177/1362361315573636.
  6. Davies, A.K., McGale, N., Humphries, S.E., Hirani, S.P., Beaney, K.E., Bappa, D.A.S., McCabe, J.G. and Newman, S.P. (2015). Effectiveness of a self-management intervention with personalised genetic and lifestyle-related risk information on coronary heart disease and diabetes-related risk in type 2 diabetes (CoRDia): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16(1) . doi:10.1186/s13063-015-1073-7.
  7. Alonso Soriano, C., Hill, E.L. and Crane, L. (2015). Surveying parental experiences of receiving a diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder (DCD). Research in Developmental Disabilities, 43-44, pp. 11–20. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2015.06.001.
  8. Ctori, I. and Huntjens, B. (2015). Repeatability of foveal measurements using spectralis optical coherence tomography segmentation software. PLoS ONE, 10(6) . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129005.
  9. Ctori, I., Gruppetta, S. and Huntjens, B. (2015). The effects of ocular magnification on Spectralis spectral domain optical coherence tomography scan length. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 253(5), pp. 733–738. doi:10.1007/s00417-014-2915-9.
  10. Dwek, M.R., Rixon, L., Simon, A., Hurt, C. and Newman, S. (2015). Examining the effects of adjuvant chemotherapy on cognition and the impact of any cognitive impairment on quality of life in colorectal cancer patients: Study protocol. BMC Psychology, 3(1) . doi:10.1186/S40359-015-0100-5.
  11. Huntjens, B., Asaria, T.S., Dhanani, S., Konstantakopoulou, E. and Ctori, I. (2014). Macular pigment spatial profiles in south asian and white subjects. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 55(3), pp. 1440–1446. doi:10.1167/iovs.13-13204.
  12. Konstantakopoulou, E., Rodriguez-Carmona, M. and Barbur, J.L. (2012). Processing of color signals in female carriers of color vision deficiency. Journal of Vision, 12(2), pp. 1–11. doi:10.1167/12.2.11.

Thesis/Dissertation

  1. Ctori, I. Ethnic differences in the spatial distribution of macular pigment and its association with foveal anatomy. (PhD Thesis)

Other Activities

Events/Conferences (2)

  1. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). (Conference) Seattle, USA (2016).
    Paper: Macular pigment spatial profile classification: are our eyes deceiving us?
    Author: Huntjens, B
    Co-authors: Ctori, C
  2. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). (Conference) Seattle, USA (2016).
    Paper: Do ethnic variations in foveal morphology explain variations in macular pigment spatial density distribution?
    Author: Ctori, C
    Co-authors: Huntjens, B

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