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Leopold Schmetterer

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Professor Leopold Schmetterer
Professor of Ophthalmology


Prof Leopold Schmetterer is Professor of Ophthalmology and head of ocular imaging at Singapore Eye Research Institute. His interests span a wide range of ocular imaging from development of novel technologies to applications in preclincal research and clinical settings. Prof Schmetterer is also interested in clinical trials and is involved in many studies in retina, glaucoma, cornea and dry eye.

He has published more than 280 peer reviewed publications, was invited for more than 200 lectures including more than 15 keynote lectures and has been awarded more than 15 million Euro in research grant funding. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Progress in Retinal and Eye ResearchScientific ReportsActa Ophthalmologica, Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Current Eye Research and five other journals.

Other concurrent positions 
  • Head of Imaging at Singapore Eye Research Institute
  • Professorship in Vienna on hold (3 years)​

Research Focus

  • Imaging
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Ocular blood supply
  • Clinical trials

Key Publications

Leitgeb RA, Werkmeister RM, ..., Schmetterer L (2014). Doppler optical coherence tomography. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research.

Werkmeister RM, Schmidl D, ..., Schmetterer L (2015). Retinal oxygen extraction in humans. Scientific Reports.

Aranha dos Santos V, Schmetterer L, Triggs GJ, et al. (2016). Super-resolved thickness maps of thin film phantoms and in vivo visualization of tear film lipid layer using OCT. Biomedical Optics Express.

Seidel G, Aschinger G, ..., Schmetterer L, et al. (2016). Estimating Retinal Blood Flow Velocities by Optical Coherence Tomography.​ JAMA Ophthalmology.

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