Occupational Field: Orthoptist Researcher
Education and Training:
2006-2007 (academic year) onwards: PhD Student (Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra).
2004-2006: DEA – Certificate of Advanced Studies (IOBA, University of Valladolid).
2001-2004: MSc degree on Visual Sciences (Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra).
Thesis Title: “Retinal Thickness Evaluation by Optical Coherence Tomography. Comparative study concerning values obtained pre and post cataract surgery”
2000-2001: BSc degree on Orthoptics (ESTeSL – Higher Institute for Health Technology of Lisbon)
1986-1989: Bachelor degree on Orthoptics (ESTeSC – Higher Institute for Health Technology of Coimbra)
December 2002 onwards: Working in the research team of the Visual Neuroscience Laboratory (IBILI) - Electrophysiological and psychophysical evaluation of ophthalmologic and neurological patients.
January 1994 onwards: Visual function and structural evaluation of participants in different clinical trials - 20 up to date (AIBILI – Association for Innovation and Biomedical Research on Light and Image, Coimbra).
June 1989 onwards: Visual function and structural evaluation of patients, including Electrophysiology, Contrast Sensitivity, Colour Vision, Perimetry, Retinal Thickness Evaluation – OCT and RTA, Angiography and Fundus Photography, Fluorometry, Refraction, Corneal Topography, Specular Endothelial Microscopy (Centre of Responsibility in Ophthalmology of the University Hospital of Coimbra):
September 2002 onwards: Postsecondary Teacher (Higher Polytechnic teaching).
Teaching of the subjects of “ Visual Neurophysiology I / II ” of Orthoptics degree course (ESTeSL – Higher Institute for Health Technology of Lisbon).
Responsible for training programmes on electrophysiology, namely for students of Orthoptics degree course.
2006: Pfizer Prize for Clinical Investigation (Society for Medical Sciences, Lisbon).
2005: Pfizer Honour Prize for Clinical Investigation (Society for Medical Sciences, Lisbon).
24 presentations as a first author
39 presentations as a co-author
3 national publications as a first author
7 national and international publications as a co-author
Research on phenotype-genotype features of acquired and inherited optic neuropathies, (namely in multiple sclerosis, Kjer and Leber optic neuropathies) and diabetic neuroretinopathy, by means of electrophysiological and psychophysiological methods. Structure-function correlation.
5 Keys Publications:
MAIA-LOPES S, SILVA ED, REIS A, SILVA MF, MATEUS C, CASTELO-BRANCO M: Retinal Function in Best Macular Dystrophy: Relationship Between Electrophysiological, Psychophysical and Structural Measures of Damage.
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print]
MAIA-LOPES S, SILVA ED, SILVA MF, REIS A, FARIA P, CASTELO-BRANCO M: Evidence of widespread retinal dysfunction in patients with Stargardt disease and morphologically unaffected carrier relatives. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008; 49(3): 1191-9.
CASTELO-BRANCO M, MENDES M, SEBASTIÃO AR, REIS A, SOARES M, SARAIVA J, BERNARDES R, FLORES R, PÉREZ-JURADO L, SILVA ED: Visual phenotype in Williams-Beuren syndrome challenges magnocellular theories explaining human neurodevelopmental visual cortical disorders. J. Clin. Invest. 2007; 117 (12): 3720-3729.
REIS A: Avaliação da espessura retiniana por OCT. Estudo comparativo dos valores obtidos pré e pós-cirurgia de catarata. Tese de Mestrado: pp 1-88, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Coimbra, 2004.
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